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MF J RT $1844: LAX-China (PEK/PVG/CKG/WUH/LXA/URC)

MF J RT $1844: LAX-China (PEK/PVG/CKG/WUH/LXA/URC)

Old Apr 29, 17, 11:53 pm
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MF J RT $1844: LAX-China (PEK/PVG/CKG/WUH/LXA/URC)

Round trip business class fare with XiamenAirlines
LA to most Chinese cities with a stop in Xiamen

BOOKING CODES I (Earn 130% with FB or 125% with DL)
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Old Apr 30, 17, 1:57 am
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Sample dates? I'm looking in May/June and all I get are 3000+ fare.
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Old Apr 30, 17, 2:00 am
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Dates are limited for URC and LXA, also with long layovers.
Sample dates: https://www.google.com/flights/#flt=...26*.USD.184326
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Old May 3, 17, 9:50 am
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XiamenAir : LAX - CAN $1,843 RT



- cool price but what's XiamenAir Business CLass like?

- it's still available at some discounters but Orbitz reprices

- can't determine fare class yet

https://www.kayak.com/flights/LAX-CA...03-15/business
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Old May 3, 17, 1:42 pm
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Anyone been able to book with a stopover in XMN?
And whenever I price it on the Xiamen US www site the China domestic legs come up in Y. Got to go to the next higher price to get business/first for the in-China legs.
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Old May 4, 17, 8:37 am
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Please bring lots of food. They barely serve you anything to eat in biz class. Seats very new and comfortable but the service is lacking.
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Old May 4, 17, 12:47 pm
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Here is a review about Xiamen Business Class. Looks pretty good.
https://thepointsguy.com/2016/12/xia...siness-review/
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Old May 4, 17, 2:22 pm
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They also have good deals to HKG. ~$2200
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Old May 5, 17, 12:02 pm
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Originally Posted by tfong007 View Post
Please bring lots of food. They barely serve you anything to eat in biz class. Seats very new and comfortable but the service is lacking.
I would partially agree with this. I flew SEA-SZX-SEA and had no issues with quantity of food (although SZX-SEA we were served a "dinner" meal prior to landing rather than a "breakfast" meal. Def seemed odd.) The food was okay - not the greatest but not garbage either.

I would agree that the service is somewhat lacking when compared to other Asian carriers like SQ or CX or even KE. The best way to describe the service was "earnest" - the FAs tried hard even if they were not a finely tuned team.

In summary, I've had better biz class experiences, but I have also had worse.
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Old May 5, 17, 5:46 pm
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Thanks. I'm seriously considering this. I was looking at some decent but long-available deals on KE from either YYZ or YVR, but Xiamen has better earning potential for DL SkyMiles and MQMs. And I'd still save a couple of hundred bucks too.

As long as the cabins are relatively as comfortable as KE, then I think I'm in.
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Old May 5, 17, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by ecaarch View Post
I would partially agree with this. I flew SEA-SZX-SEA and had no issues with quantity of food (although SZX-SEA we were served a "dinner" meal prior to landing rather than a "breakfast" meal. Def seemed odd.) The food was okay - not the greatest but not garbage either.

I would agree that the service is somewhat lacking when compared to other Asian carriers like SQ or CX or even KE. The best way to describe the service was "earnest" - the FAs tried hard even if they were not a finely tuned team.

In summary, I've had better biz class experiences, but I have also had worse.
Chinese airports (excl. PEK, PVG, CAN) rarely supply 'Western breakfast' due to limited international departures with two meal services. International business class not on a budget airline, which is already rare, can usually get away with serving lunch instead of breakfast short haul.

Since there are the only 5x 'two-meal' flights weekly(3x FRA, 2x SEA) from Shenzhen, I doubt the airport even supplies a breakfast menu. I also don't think they care about the difference between lunch and dinner.

Xiemen should be slightly better with meals, as XMN serves quite a few long haul flights- still, be prepared with some snacks
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Old May 17, 17, 10:30 pm
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Has anybody been able to purchase this? If so, how?

I can get my preferred itinerary - or at least an acceptable one - to price out on Matrix, but I'm having a verrrry difficult time getting it to either price or book anywhere else.

On xiamenair.com, I can't do an open jaw, I get an error every time I try it.
I tried then just a simple round trip YVR-SZX-YVR and got all the way to the end and was told I could only make reservations 10 months in advance (this is for next March.) I guess I'm only a couple of days away though.

On delta.com, it reprices to $4800.

On orbitz and travelocity, it reprices to $3000.

On priceline, it prices correctly but the long-haul segments are listed as Economy.
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Old May 17, 17, 10:57 pm
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Great price to SHA as well, with short connection times. Orbitz, Expedia, etc. are all pricing this.

https://goo.gl/flights/ykw4
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Old May 17, 17, 11:03 pm
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Great way to get to BKK for about $2k from LAX.

https://goo.gl/flights/sFks
https://goo.gl/flights/q0q0
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