American: Los Angeles/San Francisco/Seattle/Other West Coast Cities – Shanghai, China. $725 – $739. Roundtrip, including all Taxes and Fees

American is putting even more cities on sale to Shanghai. See below for additional West Coast cities that are on sale in addition to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

View of Pudong from the Bund. Photo: seto_supraenergy, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Additional cities on sale include:

  • Santa Ana, California – $739
  • Palm Springs, California – $739
  • Portland, Oregon – $739
  • Sacramento, California – $739
  • San Jose, California – $739
  • Monterey, California – $739
  • Las Vegas, Nevada – $739
  • San Diego, California – $739
  • Santa Barbara, California – $739
  • Ontario, California – $742
  • Burbank, California – $742

Sample Date:

  • November 10th – 16th. Valid for travel until December 31st, 2011 with availability almost everyday. Use and flexible month search to find exact availability. Must purchase by October 17th, 2011


  • CITY – LAX (Los Angeles) – PVG (Shanghai) – LAX – CITY. Can also be routed via ORD (Chicago – O’Hare).


  • 15,726 miles or 4.6 cents per mile (Sample mileage for SFO itinerary). If you have more travel plans with American next year, this would be a good fare to do the Gold Challenge. With Gold status with American, you would save on check baggage until February 2013, receive priority checkin, security and boarding along with 25% mileage bonus.



Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – required prior to arrival. $140
  • Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) – $1USD = 6.3 CNY

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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