[02/04/2016 @ 12:39 PM] Open this itinerary here: Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
[02/06/2016 @ 11:15 AM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.
[02/16/2016 @ 1:06 PM] Deal is back. Shanghai at $563 / Beijing at $613
[03/05/2016 @ 4:00 PM] Fare gone. Removing from deal list.
The details on this page were accurate when this post was last updated (see time-stamps above). Prices and availability can and will change, given enough time. This page contains links to companies that may compensate this site when you click on their link and purchase travel from their website.
American Airlines has round-trip flights from Houston (IAH / HOU) to Beijing (PEK) or Shanghai (PVG), China for $563-$613 with a connection. Flights from February to May. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.
Prices, routes, and available dates can vary between the various booking sites. Before you finalize your purchase, use BookingBuddy to see if any other website or airline is offering a better deal.
If you want to see other deals that are still bookable you should use check out the “Bookable Deals” page on our site. It filters out deals that have expired, or have low availability.
Orbitz and CheapTickets have a search tool that looks for flights 3-days before and after the dates you’ve selected, you should use it if you have a general idea of when you want to travel, but want to see other prices for other dates close to the ones you’ve selected.
To save the most money, be sure to apply the travel coupon codes available at the bottom of this post. Booking your trip as a flight + hotel package will probably save you more money than booking each separately. Package deals on Travelocity and Priceline tend to be better than what are offered directly by the airline, so be sure to compare them before booking.
Note: OTAs such as Orbitz and Priceline allow free cancellation before 10 PM CST the day after purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy allows you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. After the grace period, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty.
United, Delta, JetBlue and Virgin America offer free cancellation within the next 24-hours while American allows you to “Hold” a ticket for 24-hours. Keep in mind that once you pay for a ticket on AA.com you can’t cancel it without a change fee or penalty, even if it was purchased less than 24-hours ago.
The DOT doesn’t enforce 24-hour free cancellation on tickets less than 7-days away from departure, so some airlines and OTAs will allow it while some will not. On Orbitz, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancel” next to the price of the ticket.
When you are ready to book your flight or hotel, please use the links on our site to begin your booking process so we receive credit for the referral.
I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline and all of the major booking sites. Screenshot taken at 1:00 PM on 2/4/16.
- Availability: See Calendar.
- Documentation: Passport Required. Visa Required. [US State Department]
- Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – PEK or PVG
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Feb 29 – Mar 07 / Mar 09 – Mar 16 / Apr 06 – Apr 13 / Other dates: Use the +/- 3-day search tool on CheapTickets.
- Carrier: American
- Fare Basis Code: QLE0N8O1
- Fare Class: Q
- Mile Accrual: 100%
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 3.96 (14942 miles)
- Full Route: IAH-DFW-PEK-DFW-IAH
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $770 – $800
- Open this itinerary on: Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
Relevant Coupon Codes for Travel:
- Orbitz.com: LINK TO COUPON CODE: Save 15% to 20% Hotels. On Orbitz, scroll page to “Today’s Top Deals” for the coupon-code.
- CheapTickets.com: LINK TO COUPON CODE: Save 15% to 20% Hotels.
- Southwest Vacations: LINK TO COUPON CODES:Various coupons for Southwest Flight+Hotel packages.
Our Affiliate Links:
This site receives referral credit when you use links on our page to open our affiliate’s page. By using our affiliate links when you begin your airfare or hotel search, you are supporting this site. Thanks.
- Airfare + Hotel: Priceline, Travelocity, Bookingbuddy, Orbitz, CheapTickets.com, Southwest Vacations, Expedia, Hotwire
- Airlines: Iberia, AirFrance, Hawaiian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, Qatar Airways, Emirates, KLM
- Hotel Search: TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, HotelsCombined.com
- Travel Guides and Accessories: Lonely Planet
Other Useful Links:
- [Bookable Deals] – list all the other great travel deals that are still alive and bookable.
- [Budget Travel] – list all the posts that deal with Budget Travel (filter out all the airfare posts)
Links to our sister publications:
- [Cheap DFW] – Airfare and travel deals leaving from Dallas / Ft. Worth (DFW / DAL).
- [Escape ATX] – Airfare and travel deals leaving from Austin (AUS) and San Antonio (SAT).
- [Escape Flights] – Airfare and travel deals departing from New York (EWR/JFK/LGA), Los Angeles (LAX/SNA/BUR/LGB/ONT), Chicago (ORD/MDW), Milwaukee (MKE), Seattle (SEA), and Portland (PDX).