Airfare of the Day: American Airlines / JAL Japan Airlines BUSINESS CLASS San Diego CA (SAN), USA to Beijing (PEK), PRC from $1,922 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines and their basic season midweek business class excursion round trip fares between San Diego and Beijing.

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Fare Details:

  • Fare: American (AA) ILX08DN1 SAN to BJS
  • Booking class: I.
  • Price: from $1,922 ($1,403 base fare + taxes & surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: permitted Monday through Thursday on each transpacific sector.
  • Seasonal restrictions: permitted 11SEP 18 through 04OCT 18 or 16OCT 18 through 30NOV 18 on the outbound transpacific sector.
  • Flight restrictions: transpacific travel must be on any AA flight operated by AA/JL.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations are required for all sectors. Ticketing must be completed within 3 days after reservation is made.
  • Minimum stay requirements: 12 hours.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 6 months.
  • Stopovers: 2 stopovers permitted in Area 3 at $100.00 each.
  • Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction free.
  • Blackout dates: do not apply.
  • Travel restrictions: do not apply.
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets must be issued on/before 30NOV 18.
  • Cancellations: ticket is non-refundable.
  • Changes: charge $400.00 for reissue/revalidation

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I was able to find availability from 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 SAN-DFW-PEK round trip travel on AA marketed and operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.

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