Finding an affordable trip of any kind, especially a long-haul international flight, can be a difficult or impossible undertaking during the holiday season. But if you want to get away from the end-of-the year madness without being left totally skint, this special offer from Hainan Airlines might be for you. Book through Skyscanner and you can fly round-trip from New York to Shanghai, China, for as low as $431.
The sale dates range from November 3rd to December 10th, but you’ll have to check out the complete list for specific round-trip dates. The price may vary slightly depending on your chosen dates, but for the most part, it will stay consistently low.
If you’re suspicious about the low fare, and concerned about long layovers or multiple stops, chillax. Flights both ways will only have one stop, and though the layover en route to China is 14 hours, the rare low price is well worth it (similar round-trip flights between the US and China can easily cost twice as much).
Note that if you’re using this flight to get elsewhere for cheap, you can still get a 24-hour transit without visa (TWOV) pass for free and see some sights in China while you wait for your connection.
The deal won’t last forever, so make sure you book while you can.