Round-trip fare from LAX to Changsha, China, for $484 on Hainan Airlines

You can fly to Changsha, China, for $484. It is said that Mao Zedong, depicted in this 105-foot-tall sculpture in Changsha, once studied in this city, known for its institutions of higher learning.
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You can fly to Changsha in south-central China for $484 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees, on Hainan Airlines.

The fare, which is subject to availability, is for outbound travel through April 30.

By 1938, Changsha had become China’s intellectual hub, according to Diana Lary’s book “The Chinese People at War: Human Suffering and Social Transformation, 1937-1945.”

But in November of that year, much of the city was burned to the ground in an effort to keep it out of the hands of the invading Japanese. More than two-thirds of its buildings were destroyed and 20,000 or more people died, Lary’s book said.


Today, Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, has about 2.6 million people. It is a shipping and distribution center.

Info: Hainan Airlines, (888) 688-8813 (you may need to press the number 1 for the English phone tree

Source: Airfarewatchdog