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When it drops below $2K, we say – yay! Sure, you can often score economy tickets to Beijing for just $400 round trip, but if you can swing it – taking the 28+ hour journey in a bed is unbeatable. These deals will not last, so here’s how to luxe it up for $1700 bucks!

a city skyline at night
courtesy of Four Seasons Beijing.

The Deal

China Southern offers a nice, solid fully flat business class cabin. They’ve just launched an aggressive sale to Beijing with prices starting at $1700 round trip from Los Angeles. There are similar great deals from Toronto and Vancouver as well. Otherwise, major East Coast US cities can be found from $2400 and up.

a row of seats in an airplane
GUN 777-300ER WE396 1173 – China Southern

The Dates

The very best deals are available in February and March of 2018. There are similar deals in January and April, but you’ll do best looking in February. These search engine tips may help you find even lower prices, using sites like Momondo.

a large building with a red roof and a red wall with a red gate with Forbidden City in the background

How To Book

These deals can be booked using top online travel agents such as Expedia, Orbitz, and more. Here’s a link to the lowest prices from: Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver. This is a great way to earn lots of points and spend up to 30 hours laying flat, rather than cramped in economy. If you can swing it – why wouldn’t you?

HT: PoohFighter On FlyerTalk, thanks!

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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  1. thanks for the update. Less than $2.5k business ticket from Chinese carriers are not uncommon, but they almost always originate in China. Originating in US that’s quite sweet.

  2. Hells Bells…..I already booked that time frame….and Beijing is on my bucket list….crap…..this is what happens when you book yourself a year or two in advance. Sigh……

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