Airfare of the Day: American Airlines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Chicago IL (ORD), USA to Beijing (PEK), PRC from $489 One Way

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their premium economy class one way fares between Chicago and Beijing.

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Fare Details:

  • Fare: American (AA) SLX70CN1 CHI to BJS
  • Booking class: S, P
  • Price: from $489 (from $350 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: permitted MON through THU on each transpacific sector.
  • Seasonal restrictions: permitted 10JAN 18 through 14JAN 18 or 30JAN 18 through 29APR 18 or 27AUG 18 through 09DEC 18 on the outbound transpacific sector.
  • Flight restrictions: the fare component must include travel via each transpacific sector on any AA flight operated by AA.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations for each sector on the fare component are required at least 7 days before departure from fare component origin.
  • Minimum stay requirements: do not apply.
  • Maximum stay requirements: do not apply.
  • Stopovers: 2 stopovers permitted on the pricing unit.
  • Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction free.
  • Blackout dates: if the fare component includes travel via each transpacific sector on any AA flight operated by AA 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 26AUG 18.
  • Travel restrictions: valid for travel commencing on/after 30SEP 17.
  • Sales restrictions: tickets must be issued on AA or JL.
  • Cancellations: ticket is non-refundable in case of cancel/no-show/refund.
  • Changes: charge USD 250.00/CAD 250.00.

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The following accruals were estimated using wheretocredit calculator for ORD-DFW-PEK one way travel on AA marketed and operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.

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