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United has round-trip flights from Austin (AUS) to Beijing (PEK) or Shanghai (PVG) for $529. Flights any day of the week March to early-May.
Note: Hangzhou (HGH) is available for $490 round-trip on Wednesdays.
- Example Dates: (Priceline / BookingBuddy) Mar 01 – Mar 08 / Mar 07 – Mar 14 / Mar 14 – Mar 21 / Mar 22 – Mar 29 / Mar 29 – Apr 05 / Apr 05 – Apr 12 / Apr 12 – Apr 19 / Apr 19 – Apr 26 / Apr 26 – May 03 / May 02 – May 10, 17, 24, 31 / Other dates: Stick close to the example dates listed here. Select “Flexible Dates” on Priceline.
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I was able to pull this fare up on Priceline. Screenshot taken at 11:21 AM on 02/24/17.
Note: OTAs such as Travelocity and Priceline allow free cancellation without penalty within 24-hours after purchase. As deals sell-out or expire quickly, this policy will allow you to “lock-in” the cheap fare while you sort out a plan. Just keep in mind that after 24-hours, you will not be able to cancel without the regular penalty. On Travelocity, you can easily see if your ticket allows a free cancellation, just look for “FREE Cancellation” next to the button to purchase the ticket.
- Full Route: AUS-SFO-SHA-SFO-AUS
- Previous Lowest Price Average: Shanghai = $686 / Beijing = $639
- Book this fare on: Priceline, BookingBuddy, Travelocity, CheapTickets, Expedia.
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- Southwest Vacations: LINK TO COUPON CODES:Various coupons for Southwest Flight+Hotel packages.
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