Air Canada to Shanghai and Beijing from $866 RT

As we described below, Air Canada is currently the price leader for trans-Atlantic travel to London and the airline is now assuming the same position across the Pacific to Shanghai and Beijing.

Prices start at $866 with taxes from the West Coast and Denver, and $45-65 more from most other major U.S. airports, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington (notable exceptions are Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, and Phoenix).

These fares are good for fall travel starting late August or early September and are so far only available directly from Air Canada. No other airline appears to be matching, let alone beating Air Canada's prices, but there are a couple of interesting non-stop alternatives:
Los Angeles Shanghai China Eastern $834 Nov. 1 Avail. earlier for $70 more
Newark Beijing Continental $857 Oct. 23  
Chicago Shanghai American $997 Sept. 3