American launched flights between Dallas and Hong Kong as of last summer, which I was really excited about:
- Hong Kong is probably my favorite city in the world
- The route is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, which features American’s new reverse herringbone business class seats
- As an Executive Platinum member I get eight systemwide upgrades per year, so you can’t beat redeeming them on American’s longest flight
I’ve flown the route a couple of times already, and have written a review of American’s business class service from Dallas to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to Dallas.
Anyway, American has some exceptional fares for travel on their Dallas to Hong Kong flight this fall, in both economy and business class. There are good fares out of many US cities, including just for travel between Dallas and Hong Kong. That’s especially rare, since usually airlines charge a premium when you fly nonstop on a route exclusively served by them.
Sub-$800 economy class fares between Dallas and Hong Kong
American has ~$760 economy fares between Dallas and Hong Kong for travel this fall.
Availability is excellent across the board, so this isn’t a promotional fare available on just a few dates, or anything.
Keep in mind that American Executive Platinum members can redeem systemwide upgrades on all revenue fare classes. Unfortunately there’s not much confirmable upgrade space in advance, though American does prioritize upgrades based on status and then when you waitlist.
So if you’re an Executive Platinum member and among the first people on the waitlist (which you’d be if you’re booking this far in advance), your chances of clearing should be quite good, despite the fact that this is one of the toughest upgrades in American’s system.
Sub-$2,500 business class fares between Dallas and Hong Kong
If you don’t want to risk the upgrade, American also has excellent business class fares on this route, of ~$2,440 roundtrip.
Availability is also excellent across the board through the fall, starting on August 16, 2015.
Keep in mind that if you book paid business class you’ll earn:
- 2x Elite Qualifying Points per dollar spent
- Bonus redeemable miles, which will vary based on your status and the route you fly
Also keep in mind that if you pay for business class you can use systemwide upgrades to confirm an upgrade to first class. Admittedly American’s new first class isn’t that much better than their new business class, though this is a long flight, so…
American 777-300ER first class cabin
These are some great fares, regardless of whether you’re looking to pay for economy or business class. I wouldn’t count on these fares lasting, so if you’re interested in booking them I’d book sooner rather than later.
If I hadn’t already way over qualified for Executive Platinum status thanks to the great Beijing fares, I’d probably jump on one of these in a heartbeat. Or maybe I should anyway, since I do always love a quick visit to Hong Kong…
Anyone plan on taking advantage of one of these great Hong Kong fares on American?