Hainan Airlines is offering business class from Chicago to several Asian destinations from $1954. Here’s Chicago – Hong Kong:
The flights between Beijing and Hong Kong are on Hong Kong Airlines:
These are $750 fares in each direction with a $300 fuel surcharge.
Hainan’s Boeing 787 is six-across in business class (like United, whereas American in contrast is four-across).
You aren’t just limited to Hong Kong, for instance you can fly to Bangkok for $100 more:
Or to Tokyo for $2014 roundtrip:
Key things to know about this fare:
- Outbound travel is permitted through April 30
- 2 free stopovers permitted, additional stopovers allowed at $100 each
- Refunds available for $400
- $250 change fee
Hainan Airlines has been a partner of Alaska Airlines since summer 2015, and I fares earn 100% base and 100% bonus miles when credited to Mileage Plan.
At these prices you don’t have to self-upgrade. Bear in mind though that Hainan Airlines chooses some pretty hinky hotels for overnights during irregular operations.