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LAX to PEK, et al. - $1,841+ in Xiamen Business

LAX to PEK, et al. - $1,841+ in Xiamen Business

Old Apr 10, 17, 1:49 pm
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LAX to PEK, et al. - $1,841+ in Xiamen Business

Seems to be a mistake - availability is going fast as I manually click-through OTA. Requires a connection through XMN Xiamen International Airport.

DESTINATION
Mainland China, including:
Beijing (PEK)
Shenyang (SHE)
Dalian (DLC)
+ others in NE China region

ORIGIN
Los Angeles (LAX) - starting at $1,841

DATES & AVAILABILITY
Sporadic availability starting in late August until late October. Other dates may be available.

Sample date:
https://www.google.com/flights/?utm_...LAX1MF829;sc=b

Delta partner award chart:
http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_...-airlines.html

edit

Try booking direct on Xiamen's site. Was able to get through to confirmation page, though didn't try buying.

also - fwiw I'm seeing a lot of below-average j fares all around Asia/Oceania if you're willing to connect in XMN. e.g., $2,500 lax-mel, $2,200 lax-bkk, etc. some itineraries have a rather painful connection though.

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Old Apr 10, 17, 1:51 pm
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Definitely not a mistake. Great MQD run though: nets over $4000.
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Old Apr 10, 17, 3:09 pm
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It's been lower at times, I've seen $1300 range before
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Old Apr 10, 17, 3:59 pm
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I don't believe this is bookable. It won't actually load up on any OTAs and trying those sample dates on Xiamen result in a fare around $3600, it is $1800 each way.



It does look like it is a legit fare, unlike the known Xiamen glitches in Google Flights, because I see a few dates with ~$900 each direction fares but they are usually next day departures (Aug 28-29 for example) which obviously wouldn't work.

Google Flights has been tripping out with Xiamen business fares quite a bit lately. I still see GF business fares from JFK to TPE and PEK for $1100 or less but when you try to book anywhere the price goes up over $3K.

EDIT: I did manage to find a few dates where this actually works on the Xiamen website but you really need to play around with the website some. Sept 11, 13, 15 departure and 20-21 return seems to work. I'm struggling to find any other dates, although Xiamen's US website is one of the least user friendly websites I've ever encountered.

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Old Apr 10, 17, 4:09 pm
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@RumPatrol, yup I was able to get to the confirmation page on Xiamen (i.e your screenshot). Availability seems to be going fast.

fwiw I'm seeing a lot of below-average j fares all around Asia/Oceania if you're willing to connect in XMN. e.g., $2,500 lax-mel, $2,200 lax-bkk, etc. some itineraries have a rather painful connection though.

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Old Apr 10, 17, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by SansSerif View Post
@RumPatrol, yup I was able to get to the confirmation page on Xiamen (i.e your screenshot). Availability seems to be going fast.
Yeah once I clicked through a bunch of dates using the +7 feature I see a few ~$900 each ways pop up but clicking through only a handful seem to be working. This website is brutal. Best dates I found were depart 9/11-13-15, return 9/20-21. Also 9-29 depart, 10/3-4 return. Couldn't find much else.

Now if I could get the $1100 JFK-PEK or $1000 JFK-TSA/TPE Xiamen fares Google Flights is showing to book, we'd really be in business.
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Old Apr 11, 17, 9:58 pm
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Routing rules:

VIA THE PACIFIC/
DOM ROUTE VALIDATION APPLIES WITHIN ORIG/DEST COUNTRIES
MAP CONSTRUCTED LEFT TO RIGHT AND RIGHT TO LEFT
1. LAX-AS-SEA-MF-SZX-MF-XMN-MF-XMN/JJN/FOC-MF-BJS
2. LAX-MF-TAO-MF-XMN-MF-XMN/JJN/FOC-MF-BJS
.
You may have more luck finding availability if you construct segment by segment. Note you need either SEA-SZX or LAX-TAO for the transpac. Not terribly difficult to fin "I" class on one of those. I can only imagine the fun transit times to get the rest of this to line up!
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