Hainan is running an $80 off promo for flights from the United States. Here are the routes with pre-discount and post-discount prices for travel until early December:
- San Jose [SJC] – $509 – $429
- Chicago [ORD] – $539 -> $459
- Boston [BOS] – $659 -> $579
- Seattle [SEA] – $459 -> $379
- Boston [BOS] – $539 -> $459
In addition to these, the discount will also work for points beyond from Beijing and Shanghai. In general, Hainan fares are cheaper than the competition. With the $80 code, they will be even cheaper. Hainan does not service destinations in the United States daily, so availability is limited. If you can make it work, sub-$500 to China is a very good deal.
The coupon is good for travel until June 30th, 2016.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample from Seattle to Shanghai
- November 16th – 23rd
- Valid for travel on the outbound until early December. Limited availability. 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:
- Departing from: SEA
- For other departure cities, replace SEA with airport code listed above
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: hu
- Destination: PVG
- For Beijing, replace PVG with PEK
- Return Advanced Routing Code: hu
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- Departing from: SEA
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.
- SEA – PVG (Shanghai) – SEA
- Not permitted
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Hainan is an Alaska partner. Mileage earning with Alaska is as follows:
- Miles Flown: 11,410 miles or 3.3 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 5,705 miles
- Base Redeemable Miles: 5,705 miles
How to Book:
- Book on Hainan with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. The link will re-direct you to the Hainan promo code page where you can get ONE code per day.
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