Travel to China in style with Skytrax five-star ranked Hainan Airline's latest Early Bird Sale for October. Nonstop flights departing from the carrier's U.S. gateways to various cities across China are marked as low as $315 roundtrip, or $163 one-way.

With prices this cheap, there's a slight catch – the lowest rates are for travel almost a year from now in 2020. So if you're the pre-planner type and like to book way ahead in advance, you won't find a better deal than these on China's top-ranked airline.

Travel Availability

  • Travel Period: September 1 - October 4, 2020.
  • Travel Days of the Week: Varies by city pairing as Hainan does not operate all routes daily.
  • Blackout Dates: None listed.

If September is too far off, tickets for travel this spring between March 1 and April 23, 2020, are available for around $60-90 more depending on the city pairing.

Sale Period

Tickets must be purchased by Monday, October 28, 2019.

Many third-party booking and search sites are listing prices higher than the official sale rate. So make sure to book these tickets directly on the Hainan website to find the listed prices below.

Sample Nonstop Fares:

Los Angeles to Xi'an $315 roundtrip - $163 one-way

Los Angeles to Chengdu $315 roundtrip - $163 one-way

Los Angeles to Chongqing $315 roundtrip- $163 one-way

Los Angeles to Changsha $315 roundtrip- $163 one-way

Chicago-ORD to Chengdu $325 roundtrip - $173 one-way

New York-JFK  to Chengdu $345 roundtrip - $193 one-way

New York-JFK to Chongqing $345 roundtrip - $193 one-way

Seattle to Shanghai $365 roundtrip - $213 one-way

San Jose to Beijing $365 roundtrip - $213 one-way

Boston to Shanghai $453 roundtrip - $301 one-way

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These fares include one carry-on bag, a personal item, and two free checked bags.

Seat Assignments

Standard advanced seat selection is included.

Alternate Fares

Other airlines are also offering competitive prices to China; however, many will require connections and don't have as highly rated service as Hainan.

Example Booking

Searching Hainan's website, I found seats departing Chicago ORD on Saturday, September 12, with a return flight from Chengdu CTU on Monday, September 21, 2020, for $325 roundtrip.

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