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Via One Mile at a Time, you can fly from Washington, DC (DCA) to Beijing, China for ~$450 round-trip in Business Class.
This will NOT last long!
Book using the American Airlines website.
One Mile at a Time shows fares as low as ~$450. I found this price for travel from $442.
This is likely a mistake fare! So do NOT book anything like hotels or activities that are not nonrefundable!
How To Book It
Link: American Airlines
Link: Google Flights
Link: ITA Matrix
I went to Google Flights and search for flights from Washington, DC (DCA) to Beijing, China (PEK). I found flights available on various dates including May 18, 2015, to May 30, 2015. These flights include a stop in Dallas (DFW) or Chicago (ORD).
However, when I tried to click through to American Airlines it said the flights weren’t available.
So I searched the same dates I found on the American Airlines site and was able to book!
And I found another Business Class flight on AA.com leaving Washington, DC, on March 31, 2015, and returning April 15, 2015, for ~$442!
Book Quick, but…
You should book this quickly. Low fares don’t last long. Read my post about booking mistake and low fares!
But, do NOT book non-refundable hotel or other travel plans until you receive a confirmation WITH an e-ticket number. And remember: DO NOT call the airline!
What If You’re Not in These Cities?
You could fly cheaply to Washington, DC, by using points (like British Airways Avios) to get there. British Airways Avios are great for short-haul flights because it’s only 4,500 points 1-way for flights less than 649 miles, and 7,500 points for flights up to 1,149 miles.
Or if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, you could fly to these destinations very cheaply. That’s because with the Companion Pass, your companion flies with you for almost free on both paid and award tickets.
You might also try finding a cheap paid ticket (but do the math 1st to see if it’s worth it!
Which Card to Use?
If you book a fare, be sure to use a card that earns bonus points for travel or airfare:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred – 2 Chase Ultimate Rewards points per $1 you spend on travel
- American Express Premier Rewards Gold – 3 points per $1 you spend on airfare purchased directly from airlines, although I’ve found you almost always get the points even if you book through a 3rd party site like Orbitz!
- Barclaycard Arrival Plus – get 2.1% back when you redeem miles for $25 travel purchases, including airfare
~$450 for a round-trip ticket from Washington, DC (DCA) to Beijing, China, in Business Class is an excellent deal! Remember, this is only for travel on American Airlines between March 18, 2015 and June 1, 2015 or September 1, 2015 to September 3, 2015
This seems to be a mistake fare, so do NOT book other travel plans that are non-refundable until you receive a confirmation WITH an e-ticket number.
DO NOT call the airline!
Let me know if you’re able to get in on this deal!
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