10/25 edit: We’ve been informed by Hainan Airlines that these flash fares will extend through Monday, 10/28 or until sold out.
We’ve continued seeing unbelievable fares for Hainan Airlines (HU) Business Class to China this year and it appears that HU looks to continue these deep into next year as well.
Searching availability on Google Flights returns fares of $1,085 round trip between Chicago and Chengdu. Space appears available for all of September 2020. Outbounds are on Tuesdays and Saturdays just past midnight and arrive early morning to Chengdu the next day. The returns are Mondays and Friday leaving in the evenings and arriving back to Chicago in the evening same day. Here’s an example trip returning Labor Day evening.
Considering the huge potential for Alaska Mileage Plan mile earnings, this is a total no-brainer if you value Alaska miles. These flights book into R fares on the Alaska award chart.
As a member with no status, you’d earn 29,528 RDM and 14,764 EQM towards status. If you’re an Alaska MVP Gold 75K Elite, this flight would net 47,983 Alaska miles, which can be redeemed for a business class ticket to Asia.
These tickets are bookable directly through Hainan Airlines, so don’t forget to use your American Express Platinum card for 5X points. But make sure you’re aware of your travel coverages with the Platinum before you travel.
You can read our review on Hainan Airlines new business class here. Let us know if you’re planning on taking advantage of these amazing fares!