AA Metal to Asia

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  1. thethinwhiteduke
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    looking at a trip to Asia from the US and for upgrade reasons i am limiting myself to AA metal. after doing some searching I believe the choices are:

    Hong Kong
    Seoul
    Beijing
    Shanghai
    Tokyo

    am i missing any? Thanks!!!
     
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  3. Aktchi
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    Yup, just a thin arc around China.
     
  4. Canadi>n
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    Where in Asia are you planning to go? If you have a US passport, the 72-hour visa-free transit via PEK or PVG is a good way to get elsewhere in the region and flights in business are seldom full making them good prospects for upgrading. It's also a nice way of seeing a bit of either city for a day or two, though at PVG there's a pretty good airport hotel above the subway/maglev stations for good overnight rest before going off next day.
     
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    I don't believe AA flies into HKG.
     
  6. Sean Colahan
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    AA starts HKG service from DFW on June 11 on their flagship 777-300.
     
  7. timfrost

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    OOooooooo sparkly. I'll just have to go to HKG in the fall. <3
     
  8. IceTrojan

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    Which part of Asia are you ending up in? NRT may likely be your best bet, with several US-NRT flights a day (LAX, DFW, ORD, JFK), and great onward connections via JL.

    HKG would be awesome if you could score the upgrade (to me, new ship + great J seat + extra 4-6 hours to enjoy/sleep), but with just 1x daily that may be limiting. Good connections via CX/KA too.

    The others will be a limitation on onward connections on alliance partners, since none are oneworld hubs (if that matters to you).
     

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