[Premium Economy] China Airlines – Starting $930: New York / Los Angeles / San Francisco – Asia. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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China Airlines, the largest airline of Taiwan is running two promotions for their Premium Economy class fares.

  1. Premium Economy fares to Asia are on sale starting at $1,000
  2. There is also a 10% off promotion that is going onto April 17th – Promo Code: HAPPYAPR
  3. Combine these two promotions and you can fly for starting $930.
  4. These fares will earn 20% elite qualifying dollars of distance flown with Delta, so New York to Taipei will earn about $3,000 EQD for example.

China Airlines unlike Mainland Chinese Airlines actually has good service. And the Premium Economy product is solid and also within Asia, most of these fares will give you Business Class for the intra-Asia segments.

China Airlines flies out of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. We found availability to:

  • Taipei [TPE]
  • Bangkok [BKK]
  • Hong Kong [HKG]
  • Singapore [SIN]
  • Ho Chi Minh City [SGN]
  • Kuala Lumpur [KUL]

Those are some of the cities we checked, but probably available to other China Airlines Asia destinations. We think this is a really good deal – this is only 1.5X the normal ECONOMY sales price.

Here’s what to expect with China Airline’s Premium Economy product.

H/T: rbAA

Taipei, Taiwan – Photo: pang yu liu via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from New York to Taipei
  • September 19th – 26th
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from September – November or January, 2018 – February, 2018 for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 7 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: JFK
      • For Los Angeles, replace JFK with LAX on the Departing from: field
      • For San Francisco, replace JFK with SFO on the Departing from: field
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: Ci+ /f bc=E
    • Destination: TPE
      • For other cities, replace TPE with airport code listed above
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: Ci+ /f bc=E
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “5-12” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • 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.

Fare Class:

  • E


  • JFK – TPE (Taipei) – JFK



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

  • Miles Flown: 15,582 miles or 5.9 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,686 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 15,582 miles

How to Book:

  • Book on China Airlines with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Remember to add promo code HAPPYAPR during the checkout process for this price.


$927 for Premium Economy to Taipei


$986 to Bangkok in Premium Economy



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