American – $730: Chicago – Beijing, China. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good Summer fare to China. This is one of the cheapest fares to Asia we have seen for Summer travel. Limited dates, but if you can make it work, enjoy.

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China - Photo: Francisco Diez, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China – Photo: Francisco Diez, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • July 22nd – 28th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until August 1st for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday departures. Availability limited. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
  • Availability is limited. It seems that you must return to the United States on July 28th and 29th. We found departure on July 8th, 10th, 12th, 17th, and 22nd.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • American: Q
  • Air China: L


  • ORD – PEK (Beijing) – PVG (Shanghai) – ORD. The segment between Beijing and Shanghai will be operated by Air China.



  • 14,302 miles or 5.1 cents per mile. You will earn 13,626 miles or 5.4 cents per mile with American on this fare. The Air China segment can be credited to United at 100% mileage or 676 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Multi-city” and enter each segment individually as displayed by ITA. You must do that in order for it to price. Then select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select American on Airline 1 and Air China on Airline 2. Orbitz will charge $7 for multi-carrier itineraries.



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