Hainan’s Business Class Sale from LAX to China!
Finding good business class deals can be a challenge, but luckily there are tons of airlines constantly running sales. Today, that airline is Hainan and we’re going to China!
As Alaska Airlines Gold 75k members, we’ve got the opportunity to fly on a a number of their partners. With now over 15 partners, we’ve still got a way to go.
We’ve flown on AeroMexico, Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, KLM, Korean Air, and LATAM. One of the airlines we haven’t had a chance to experience yet is Hainan, mostly because China hasn’t been on our list and we didn’t see any good sales to take advantage of.
Well, now that’s changed, as we read earlier today on One Mile at a Time about a great Hainan Business fare to Changsha.
They’re offering a great sale for $1745 from Los Angeles LAX to Changsha CSX airport. The flights operate using their Dreamliner aircraft and fly on Monday and Thursday. It looks like the sale starts on March 30 and will be good through the end of October.
As you can see, the fare books into “R” class fare, which earns a full 100% on Alaska and a 100% bonus. Since the flight is 13,978 miles round trip, as an Alaska 75k member we’ll earn:
13,978 x 2 for business class = 27,956 qualifying miles
13,978 x 125% for MPV 75k = 17,472 bonus miles
Total = 31,450 redeemable miles and 27,956 qualifying miles
It’s a little screwed up how Alaska calculates the miles, but you earn redeemable miles based on the original mileage and NOT the class bonus. We’ve tested this on numerous occasions and even wrote to Alaska but that’s how it’s calculated. In fact from their own website, they state:
With 125% bonus on base miles earned with Alaska and our elite-qualifying partners, your next trip is never far away.
So, yes, jump on this sale. Right now we’re working on some dates to go for a long weekend to take advantage of this deal and how we can explore Changsha.