Airfare of the Day: American Airlines NYC to HKG USD 585 (RT Economy Class)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines Economy Class basic season midweek instant purchase non-refundable fares between New York City and Hong Kong.

Fare Details:

  • Fare: American (AA) OLX5O8D1 NYC to HKG
  • Booking class: O (Economy/Coach)
  • Price: USD 585-615 (USD 435 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges)
  • Day/Time restrictions: Permitted 12.01 AM Monday to 03.00 AM Friday on each transpacific sector
  • Seasonal restrictions: Permitted 01 AUG through 30 NOV 2017 or 01 JAN through 20 MAY 2018 on the outbound transpacific sector
  • Flight restrictions: Transpacific sectors must be on AA/JL metal, except if the routing includes travel from/to/via HNL where JL operated flights are not permitted
  • Advance reservation/ticketing: Reservations for all sectors are required at least 50 days before departure
  • Minimum stay: Do not apply
  • Maximum stay: 6 months after departure from fare origin
  • Stopovers: 2 stopovers permitted, 1 in each direction in Japan at USD 100 each
  • Transfers: 4 transfers permitted in each direction: 3 in USA and 1 in Asia
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets must be issued on/before 07 AUG 2017
  • Cancellations: Ticket is non-refundable in case of cancel o no-show
  • Changes: Any time, charge USD 250 for reissue/revalidation

Routing:

/VIA THE PACIFIC/ MPM 9649
MILEAGE SYSTEM APPLIES BETWEEN ORIGIN AND DESTINATION
MILEAGE SYSTEM APPLIES ORIGIN TO DESTINATION
TICKETED POINT DEDUCTION OF 800 MILES APPLIES WHEN TRAVEL IS VIA HNL
TICKETED POINT DEDUCTION OF 2000 MILES APPLIES WHEN TRAVEL IS VIA DFW OR LAX

Examples of possible routings:

Price comparison:

Availability:

I was able to find availability for September to November 2017 and January to May 2018 using Matrix ItaSoftware:

Booking examples:

This fare can be booked on Orbitz/Expedia/Travelocity:

Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents):

Accruals:

The following accruals were estimated for EWR-CLT-LAX-HKG round trip travel on AA metal without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.

Conclusion

Good fare if you’re looking for an EQM mileage run with AA. There are some cheaper fares with Chinese carriers, but with AA you’d avoid a transfer in mainland China.

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