American: New York – Shanghai, China. $819. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American is putting Shanghai on sale just like the Tokyo fare that we published yesterday but instead of Monday through Thursday departures, Shanghai is Friday through Sunday departures.

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

Sample Date:

  • April 28th – May 4th. Must depart by May 2nd and return by May 31st for Friday, Saturday and Sunday departures. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability and on the length of stay enter “3-10” to see best available starting April 20th. Must purchase 3 days in advance of departure and by April 23rd.


  • JFK – LAX (Los Angeles) – PVG (Shanghai) – LAX – JFK


  • 17,919 miles or 4.6 cents per mile. Remember to check our post on discount codes to see if your travel dates have a valid promotion code if you are flying American.


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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