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Old Oct 3, 13, 12:47 am   #1
 
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AA: BWI-PVG (Shanghai) $656 4.3cpm

Looks to be several dates available in October. Bookable on AA.com.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 12:58 am   #2
 
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same day return?

afaik stays requiring more than 3 days impacts cpm
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Old Oct 3, 13, 1:33 am   #3
 
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Bos-pvg $642, nov and dec dates, found on kayak
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Old Oct 3, 13, 5:35 am   #4
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same day return?

afaik stays requiring more than 3 days impacts cpm
What about visa costs?
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Old Oct 3, 13, 7:18 am   #5
 
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common UA - match it!!!
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Old Oct 3, 13, 9:17 am   #6
 
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Not finding anything under $796.
Can you post dates you found available?

Thanks
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Old Oct 3, 13, 9:18 am   #7
 
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second post in 4 years.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 9:37 am   #8
 
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Can add a connection through MIA on return to get <4.0cpm.

Cizake, ex. 10/23-10/29

AA.com also shows a routing through MIA LAX outbound fwiw for $663.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 9:58 am   #9
 
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Wish those 10% off coupons were still floating around. Would make this price even cheaper.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 10:13 am   #10
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Excellent fare. Thank you.
Trying to find routing via Tokyo or Hong Kong on the way back. That way you can avoid getting a visa.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 10:20 am   #11
 
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I thought you can have a 72 hour non-visa in Shanghai and Beijing now
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Old Oct 3, 13, 10:47 am   #12
 
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Only if you're NOT flying back to the same country. So US->PRC->US won't qualify for 72 TWOV (transit without visa).

US->PRC->Japan->US does qualify, for example.

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Old Oct 3, 13, 10:57 am   #13
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Only if you're NOT flying back to the same country. So US->PRC->US won't qualify for 72 TWOV (transit without visa).

US->PRC->Japan->US does qualifiy, for example.
Exactly. Beijing, Shanghai and a few other cities are in the program. But you have to continue your journey to a 3rd country. Hong Kong/Macao also qualify as a 3rd country, btw.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 11:01 am   #14
 
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Exactly. Beijing, Shanghai and a few other cities are in the program. But you have to continue your journey to a 3rd country. Hong Kong/Macao also qualify as a 3rd country, btw.
I didn't realize there was this option. Excellent information to have - thank you.
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Old Oct 3, 13, 11:40 am   #15
 
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Excellent fare. Thank you.
Trying to find routing via Tokyo or Hong Kong on the way back. That way you can avoid getting a visa.
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Exactly. Beijing, Shanghai and a few other cities are in the program. But you have to continue your journey to a 3rd country. Hong Kong/Macao also qualify as a 3rd country, btw.
Best thing to do is pair with an Avios booking to HKG or TYO, unless you can find a cheap paid fare to either place. You can have 72hrs on either side.

It is a 5 day minimum stay.

P.s. Certain days you can route out of BWI via MIA, LAX and return LAX, MCO, JFK, to squeeze the miles.
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