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We’re fans of Delta’s, the carrier’s new class of service found on the Airbus A350 and select . If you’ve been looking for an affordable way to test it out, now’s your chance. TPG Editor-at-Large Zach Honig spelled out the (which is Delta’s version of Premium Economy, found widely on international carriers), and Reviews Editor Nick Ellis on an A350 flight between Detroit and Tokyo.
Given how fresh the product is, pricing hasn’t been very kind. That makes today’s deal all the more alluring. We haven’t seen too many fare sales for Delta’s Premium Select, but it appears that quite a few US-to-China routes and dates are open for booking at less than $800 round-trip.
We’re seeing deals start at $747 all-in for travel from US cities to Shanghai (PVG) and Beijing (PEK), which is well below what you would typically expect to pay for these flights in standard economy. Dates seem to be relatively plentiful, including much of October, November and December. We’re also seeing impressive connection options, which will be good news for those who are a hop away from DTW and LAX.
We’d encourage you to test out departure airports as well as dates using a flexible search engine throughor . As you’re scouting options that would work for you, make sure you route through Detroit (DTW) or Los Angeles (LAX). Delta’s A350 fleet to China currently routes only through DTW and LAX, with Seattle to gain an A350 flight to Tokyo (NRT) beginning March 1, 2019.
Routes: Many US Cities (routing through DTW and LAX) to/from PVG/PEK
Cost: $747+ round-trip in Premium Select
Dates: September 2018 – Early 2019
Booking Link: , or directly with the airline
Pay With: ( ), , , (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG) in November for $747 round-trip:
Orlando (MCO) to Beijing (PEK) in November for $862 round-trip:
Baltimore (BWI) to Beijing (PEK) in December for $947 round-trip:
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