Airfare of the Day: Delta Air Lines PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS (Premium Select) Los Angeles CA (LAX), United States to Shanghai (PVG), PRC from $797 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Delta and their basic season premium economy class sell-up round trip non-refundable fares between Los Angeles and Shanghai.

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Fare Details:

  • Fare: Delta (DL) XLE0ZCPL LAX to SHA
  • Booking class: G.
  • Price: from $797 ($350 base fare + taxes & surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: do not apply.
  • Seasonal restrictions: permitted 10OCT 18 through 14DEC 18 or 24DEC 18 through 10MAY 19 on the outbound transpacific sector.
  • Flight restrictions: the fare component must include travel via each transpacific sector on any DL flight operated by DL.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: 12 hours.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 6 months.
  • Stopovers: do not apply.
  • Transfers: unlimited transfers permitted on the fare component.
  • Blackout dates: outbound – travel is not permitted 10DEC 18 through 24DEC 18 or 04MAY 19 through 29AUG 19. Inbound – travel is not permitted 01JAN 19 through 14JAN 19 or 22JUN 19 through 28AUG 19.
  • Travel restrictions: do not apply.
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets must be issued on/before 31OCT 18.
  • Cancellations: ticket is non-refundable.
  • Changes: charge USD 300.00 for reissue/revalidation.

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I was able to find availability from October 2018 to May 2019 using Matrix:

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

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