Airfare of the Day: American Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY Los Angeles CA, USA (LAX) to Shanghai, PRC (PVG) from $1158 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their premium economy round trip fares between Los Angeles and Shanghai.

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Fare Details:

  • Fare: American (AA) SLX0C8N1 LAX to SHA
  • Booking class: P (Premium Economy)
  • Price: from $1158 (from $710 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: permitted Monday through Thursdays on each transpacific sector.
  • Seasonal restrictions: From LAX – permitted 01JAN through 17APR or 27AUG through 03OCT or 24OCT through 09DEC on the outbound transpacific sector.
  • Flight restrictions: transpacific sectors must be on AA metal.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: 3 days after departure.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 12 months after departure.
  • Stopovers: do not apply.
  • Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction.
  • Blackout dates: from area 1 – travel is not permitted 22FEB 18 through 24FEB 18 or 01MAR 18 through 03MAR 18. To area 1 – travel is not permitted 27JUL 18 through 24AUG 18 or 08FEB 18 through 10FEB 18 or 15FEB 18 through 17FEB 18.
  • Travel restrictions: valid for travel commencing on/after 26JAN 17.
  • Sales restrictions: do not apply
  • Changes: charge $250 for reissue/revalidation.
  • Cancellations: ticket is non-refundable in case of cancel/refund/no-show.

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I was able to find availability from March to April and from August to November 2018 using Matrix:

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This fare can be booked on Priceline:

Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents):


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


This seems to be AA’s regular low/off-peak season from Los Angeles to Shanghai, on their new Premium Economy product on the B787-9. Tickets are non-refundable and with an expensive change fee.

Fare rules

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