At the moment oneworld has published some incredible business class fares for travel between the US and Southeast Asia, starting at just ~$1,500 roundtrip. The fares are valid for travel out of several US cities to various points in Southeast Asia. For example, Los Angeles to Jakarta is available, though there are other city pairs as well, so use ITA Matrix or Google Flights to look at all the possibilities.
The transpacific flight has to be on American, while the connections can be on oneworld partners. The fares are valid through the end of the schedule, so there are lots of possibilities with this amazing fare.
While Los Angeles to Jakarta is the first amazing fare that pops up, there are other opportunities as well.
My preference would certainly be to route through Hong Kong, to be able to fly American’s 777-300ER. If you’re an Executive Platinum member then you can also easily upgrade the fare to first class using some systemwide upgrades. This flight should also feature American’s enhanced first class service, similar to what you’d get between Los Angeles and Sydney.
For a similar price you could also fly to Kuala Lumpur.
Or for a few hundred dollars more (~$1,800) you could fly to Bangkok.
I’m still doing more research on it, so will update the post if I find anything else great.
Anyone able to take advantage of this great fare?
(Tip of the hat to jmail1 on FlyerTalk)