Airfare of the Day: China Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY Sydney, Australia (SYD) to Los Angeles CA (LAX)/San Francisco CA (SFO)/New York NY (JFK) from A$1649 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to China Airlines and their special excursion premium economy round trip fares between Australia and the United States.

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This fare seems to be the same Premium Economy fare Sydney to Europe that we discussed last week (access here), also valid for US destinations.

Fare Details:

  • Fare: China Airlines (CI) EAS25F SYD to AMS
  • Booking class: E (Premium Economy)
  • Price: from A$1542 (A$1352 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: do not apply.
  • Seasonal restrictions: permitted 13JAN 18 though 12DEC 18 on the first international sector.
  • Flight restrictions: travel between SYD and TPE must be on flight CI 056. All segments must be on Ci metal.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: do not apply.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 12 months after departure.
  • Stopovers: unlimited stopovers permitted, limited to 1 free and unlimited at A$200 each.
  • Transfers: unlimited transfers permitted in each direction.
  • Blackout dates: do not apply.
  • Travel restrictions: valid for travel commencing on/after 13JAN 18 and on/before 12DEC 18.
  • Sales restrictions: tickets must be issued on/after 13JAN 18 and on/before 28FEB 18
  • Changes: charge A$200 for reissue/revalidation.
  • Cancellations: ticket is non-refundable.

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I was able to find availability from February to December 2018 using Matrix:

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This fare can be booked on China Airlines:

Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents):


The following accruals were estimated using wheretocredit calculator for SYD-TPE-JFK round trip travel on CI marketed and operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.


Premium tickets ex-Australia are usually expensive and good deals are rare. China Airlines offers a decent premium economy product and stopover in Taipei to break the log trip. This fare may be available from other Australian airports connecting through SYD on QF.

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