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[PREM FARE GONE] Hainan : 1,543 RT Business Class Los Angeles to Shanghai

[PREM FARE GONE] Hainan : 1,543 RT Business Class Los Angeles to Shanghai

Old May 28, 19, 2:39 am
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[PREM FARE GONE] Hainan : 1,543 RT Business Class Los Angeles to Shanghai



- some of the best prices we have seen in a while and this is on Hainan not MU/CZ/MF &Co.

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Old May 28, 19, 11:17 am
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Clicking on "View deal" shows me a 404 page, unfortunately.
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Old May 28, 19, 11:45 am
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NYC for an extra $100
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Old May 28, 19, 11:50 am
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Found it using Google flights which is much easier than the OTA
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Old May 28, 19, 12:48 pm
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Similar fare to PEK as well, some availability for thx giving & xmas
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Old May 28, 19, 9:09 pm
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It is not good for AS compare before. In China, it is C class, so it is better to run as long as possible within China.

And also you can run from PEK to MEL/SYD via HAK which is also good for AS.

BTW, I am AS fan...
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Old May 29, 19, 1:39 am
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Anybody who grabs this better like Xi'an and Chongqing because those are some very long layovers, but I wouldn't be shocked if LAX-XIY/CKG get axed within the next several months.
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Old May 29, 19, 8:08 am
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Great fare. Thanks for sharing.
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Old May 29, 19, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Anybody who grabs this better like Xi'an and Chongqing because those are some very long layovers, but I wouldn't be shocked if LAX-XIY/CKG get axed within the next several months.
You can also create a multi-day stopover in the transfer cities for the same price. If for vacation, Xi'an is worth at least 3 days, Chengdu at least 4-5 days, and Chongqing 2 days. Changsha is probably ok as a 1 or 2 day stopover.
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Old May 29, 19, 8:53 am
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Booked yesterday lax to pek for $1609.00 with maximum 4 hour layovers during thanksgiving week. Books in I class for along haul so no class of service bonus but c class in China at 200% bonus for Alaska mileage plan!
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Old May 29, 19, 11:04 am
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Well, Chongqing does have the world's largest public bathroom. We actually went in 2008 and it was sorta a hoot.


Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Anybody who grabs this better like Xi'an and Chongqing because those are some very long layovers, but I wouldn't be shocked if LAX-XIY/CKG get axed within the next several months.
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Old May 31, 19, 4:30 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Anybody who grabs this better like Xi'an and Chongqing because those are some very long layovers, but I wouldn't be shocked if LAX-XIY/CKG get axed within the next several months.

Why would subsidized service be canceled? Im fairly certain these interior CN cities love paying carriers to fly their couple day a week service to LAX. Unless the subsidies are about to run dry, cant imagine HU axing the flights.
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Old May 31, 19, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by GYEWorldTraveler View Post
Why would subsidized service be canceled? Im fairly certain these interior CN cities love paying carriers to fly their couple day a week service to LAX. Unless the subsidies are about to run dry, cant imagine HU axing the flights.
At the risk of over generalizing, a typical subsidy consists of:
-$5-10 million/year, much of which is in the form of media placements
-guarantees from large companies in both cities

Basically, it's not a bottomless trough. For example, even with subsidies, and tons of connecting flights, UA couldn't make Hangzhou work. HU is flying from even lesser cities than HGH, and doesn't have much feed into them.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
At the risk of over generalizing, a typical subsidy consists of:
-$5-10 million/year, much of which is in the form of media placements
-guarantees from large companies in both cities

Basically, it's not a bottomless trough. For example, even with subsidies, and tons of connecting flights, UA couldn't make Hangzhou work. HU is flying from even lesser cities than HGH, and doesn't have much feed into them.
Im fairly certain in China the subsidies are much larger from the local governments and are essentially a cash offering. This differs from how subsidies are handled in the U.S. for example where landing/airport fees may be reduced/waived for a period of time and the local government supports the airline with marketing and promotion of the service.

It seems UA canceled HGH when the subsidy period ran out and they were able to start SFO-PVG #2. UA also likely canceled SFO-XIY when the subsidy period ended and it was clear the flight wasnt commercially viable without the rumored $20-30M a year subsidy they were receiving. Its honestly quite surprising that UA continues to fly SFO-CTU as fares are almost always $400RT in coach and $2000RT in business class which makes me wonder if the subsidies are still being paid by CTU government.

In regards to HU, I think they just take money from any city in China they can and start service to where that local government wants a flight to. So it really isnt surprising that they fly to lesser cities than HGH as they really dont have many good options and are severely limited in PVG/PEK by Chinas one carrier policy (which seems like it is being relaxed) and slots so they start service from tier 2/3 cities who hand over $$$$ - they have to fly their shiny new 788/789/359s somewhere.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 8:58 pm
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JFK - Shenzhen RT on 787 is running $1888. Hard to beat that price to Hong Kong.
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