As Low as $674.39 Round-Trip Between Atlanta and China — and NOT Because of Delta Agreement With China Eastern

Round-trip flights between Atlanta and China are as low as $674.39 — including all taxes and fees — and it is not because Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have signed an agreement to expand their partnership, which will include an investment of $450 million by Delta Air Lines to acquire a 3.55 percent stake in China Eastern Airlines.

Rather, it is a result of the new partnership announced between Alaska Airlines and Hainan Airlines — and in celebration of this new partnership, you can earn double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles when you register and fly as a passenger aboard airplanes operated by Hainan Airlines between now and Saturday, October 31, 2015.

The total airfare of $674.39 is for a round-trip flight between Atlanta and Shanghai with a stop to change airplanes in Seattle, as seen in the random example itinerary below…

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Seoul to Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines

Had I known about the cancellation of the flight from Shanghai to Manila with enough advance notice, I could have slept later that morning at my hotel room in Seoul and caught a flight to Shanghai later that day — but I had already checked out of the hotel property and was at Incheon International Airport, so I decided to take the morning flight on which I was already originally booked from Seoul to Shanghai on an Airbus A330-200 aircraft operated by China Eastern Airlines, which lasted fewer than two hours.

While awaiting the boarding of the aircraft at the gate…

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