[FARE GONE] American – Starting $472: Newark / Houston / Cleveland – Hong Kong & Shanghai or Seoul. One Trip – Two Cities.

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Earlier today, we first reported the American attack fares to Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul for between $597 and $633 from Newark, Houston and Cleveland. Kai tweet’ed us that if you open jaw the itinerary — fly into one city and out of another, it can be had for as low as $472. For example, fly into Hong Kong and out of Shanghai. With an open jaw itinerary, you would need to make your own way between those two cities.

We just use Hong Kong & another city as an example. You can do Shanghai and Seoul for example. If you do Shanghai and your stay is under 72 hours, you do not need to get a Chinese Visa since you will be transiting to a 3rd country — in this case, either Hong Kong or South Korea.

We priced the following:

  • Hong Kong + Shanghai for $470ish
  • Hong Kong + Seoul for $520ish

You can use British Airways Avios between Shanghai and Hong Kong for 7,500 points. Hong Kong and Seoul is 10,000 British Airways Avios. Between Shanghai and Seoul, you would need either United or Delta miles. If you don’t have miles, use Skyscanner.net to search for low cost carrier options — we know for example that with the low cost carrier Spring between Shanghai and Hong Kong, it is often under $100 one-way.

Update 7/6/2015 @ 6:51PM Eastern – fare gone

Sailing in Hong Kong - Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sailing in Hong Kong – Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

 

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Newark to Shanghai // Hong Kong to Newark
  • October 14th: Newark to Shanghai
  • October 21st: Hong Kong to Newark

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from September – early December for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure.
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria — notice we selected “Multi-city” and enter Flight 1 and Flight 2. We also selected +/- 2 days to search for best possibilities. On the Advanced Routing Code fields, we use “aa aa” to tell ITA to search for only single connection itineraries.

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 Play around with the dates to see if it price around this. If it is a lot higher, it probably means your dates are not available.

Fare Class:

  • O

Routing:

  • EWR – DFW (Dallas) – PVG (Shanghai) // HKG (Hong Kong) – DFW – EWR.

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 18,174 miles or 2.6 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 18,174 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 18,174 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure to select “Multi-destination” and enter each segment and dates as shown on ITA individually to price. In addition, make sure you enter  “American” on the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section

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Background Information:

Hong Kong:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). $1USD = 7.8 HKD

South Korea:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: South Korean Won (KRW). $1USD = 1,120 KRW

China:

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