Cheap Flights: Houston to Shanghai $498 r/t – United

[03/01/2019 @ 10:13 PM] Book this fare on: Priceline, Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, BookingBuddy, Hotwire, CheapTickets, SkyScanner.
[07/20/2019 @ 2:38 PM] Deal from last month is back on.

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United has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH) to Shanghai (PVG) for $498 with a connection. Flights August to December. A Tourist Visa is Required for American Citizens.

Note: The Chinese Consulate is in Houston (Montrose), and you can apply and pick up your visa in person. When we did it, it took about 25-minutes, and the turn-around was 3-days.

Note: There is also visa free 72-hour transit, if you plan on only using China as a connection to elsewhere.

  • Example Dates: (BookingBuddy / Travelocity) Aug 28 – Sep 04 / Sep 04 – Sep 11 / Sep 11 – Sep 18 / Sep 17 – Sep 24 / Sep 25 – Oct 02 / Oct 02 – Oct 09 / Oct 09 – Oct 16 / Oct 16 – Oct 23 / Oct 23 – Oct 30 / Oct 30 – Nov 06 / Nov 06 – Nov 13 / Nov 13 – Nov 20 / Nov 20 – Nov 27 / Nov 27 – Dec 04 / Dec 04 – Dec 11 / Dec 10 – Dec 17 / Other dates: There are more dates available than the ones we list here, experiment on your own.

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I was able to pull this up on Travelocity. Screenshot taken when this post was initially created. See timestamps at the top of this post.

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