Business class, especially when traveling Trans-Pacific, can be quite pricey. It’s not uncommon for average business class fares to hover around $3,000 round-trip. However, for a limited time, you can fly business class from the United States to China for just $1,133 one-way or $1,573 round-trip. These cheap business class flights are available in January 2020 for a select few dates. While these fares may be a little too pricey for some, they are still significantly below the average price of business class flights between the US and China. Here are the details of these cheap business class fares:
During the final two weeks of January, nonstop business class fares between US cities on the West Coast to Beijing, China (PEK) are available from just $1,133 one-way or $1,573 round-trip. The average price for nonstop flights between the US and China is typically priced from $2,000 to $3,000 one-way or $3,000 to $4,250 round-trip. These cheap flights allow for savings of up to nearly 50%.
All flights are operated by Air China and operate as nonstop flights. Air China is not known for offering a fantastic business class experience. However, given the price for these flights, Air China’s business product is more than acceptable. Between the West Coast and Beijing, Air China uses a mix of Boeing 787s, Boeing 777s, and Boeing 747s. On each of these aircraft, Air China’s business class product is nearly identical with the business class cabin arranged in 2-2-2 configuration. This means that not all seats allow for direct aisle access. Nonetheless, each business class seat is fully lie-flat featuring power outlets and in-flight entertainment. Passengers booked in Air China business class will also be able to access multiple lounges in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Beijing. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, passengers can even access the phenomenal new United Polaris lounges.
Here are the details and a few examples of what you can book as part of this business class deal:
Departure Cities: Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO)
Arrival Cities: Beijing (PEK)
Price: $1,133 one-way, $1,573+ round-trip
Dates: Late January 2020
Airline(s): Air China
Trip Duration: 2 to 10 days
Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing (PEK) – $1,133 One-way, Nonstop in Business Class
Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing (PEK) – $1,573 Round-Trip, Nonstop in Business Class
San Francisco (SFO) to Beijing (PEK) – $1,113 One-Way, Nonstop in Business Class
San Francisco (SFO) to Beijing (PEK) – $1,662 Round-Trip, Nonstop in Business Class
To search for these deals, The College Points recommends using Google Flights. Using Google Flights, include your desired departure and arrival cities. Use the calendar function to find the lowest fares. For this deal, you will want to toggle over to January 2020. These fares are available beginning the third week of January 2020 with these fares ending the first week of February 2020. While you may book using an online travel agency (OTA) like Expedia, Orbitz, or Priceline, the least expensive flights are available via Air China’s official website.
Finally, when booking these flights, make sure to include your preferred frequent flyer program. Air China is a member of the Star Alliance. This means that United MileagePlus and Air Canada Aeroplan/Altitude frequent flyers can credit these flights to their accounts. If you’re looking to earn even more miles for these flights, book with credit cards that offer additional points when booking direct with an airline. These cards include the American Express Platinum Card, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier, and Citi Prestige card.