China Eastern – About $400: San Francisco – Tokyo, Japan / Seoul, South Korea. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

China Eastern for a while had cheap flights from San Francisco to Asia. Coupled with Vayama’s $50 off code, you can do these for about $400. Here are some destinations:

  • Seoul [ICN] – $388
  • Tokyo [TYO] – $418

There are other destinations like Nagoya and Osaka for about the same price. These fares DO NOT earn any miles with anyone and China Eastern isn’t on our list of favorite airlines, but for $400, some of you might take advantage. Vayama sometimes imposed its own fees on tickets — that is about $20 difference from ITA price.

Vayama does not comply with the US Department of Transportation risk free 24 hour cancellation period as they charge $50 for the service. So be pretty certain you can make the trip if you are going to book. Also, the $50 off coupon code is only for the first 1,000 bookings and the coupon code has been around for a bit, so it won’t last long either.

Some itineraries will have long layovers in Shanghai. If you are an American passport holder, you are entitle up to 144 hours (6 days) transit without a visa in China if you go to a 3rd country, which these itineraries qualify for. So you can leave the airport and visit Shanghai too on those long layovers.

Update 2/7/2016 @ 5:50PM Eastern – the coupon code expires on 2/7/2016 @ 3:30PM Pacific.

Tokyo, Japan - Photo: Balint Földesi via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Tokyo, Japan – Photo: Balint Földesi via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample to Tokyo
  • March 1st – 8th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from February 25th – March 31st. Availability is limited. 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:

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • Q


  • SFO (San Francisco) – PVG (Shanghai) – NRT (Tokyo) – PVG – SFO



China Eastern is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and Delta partner. Mileage earning with Delta is as follows:

  • Miles Flown: 14,498 miles or 2.9 cents per mile

  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 0 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 0 miles

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Vayama link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Enter SUPER50 at checkout page to receive these prices.


Seoul for $388

Seoul for $388

Tokyo for $418

Tokyo for $418


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Background Information:


  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY). $1USD = 117.38 JPY

South Korea:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: South Korean Won (KRW). $1USD = 1,200 KRW

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