UPDATE: This does turn out to be a translation error as I guessed
below, the discount is only 15% (which is nothing to laugh at it!).
Thanks to Jeff K and his mom who gave me the correct translation.
I found this offer over the weekend as part of Air China’s new bonus for
many of their long haul routes and several regional ones too. It only
takes up the last half of the promotional paragraph but if this is true, this
is a huge redemption discount for flights! According to the wording on
the page, Phoenix Miles members can enjoy an 85% discount on award
tickets between Beijing and Frankfurt, New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Singapore until June 30, 13! You do have to register for the offer to partake in it.
That means for flights between Vancouver or New York and Beijing you only
have to redeem 21,750 Phoenix Miles Kilometers for First Class, 15,000 Phoenix Miles Kilometers for Business Class or
9,000 Kilometers for Economy Class! This seems too good to be true,
perhaps their translation of the Chinese page for the offer meant you
can get the ticket for 85% of the original cost or in other words a 15%
discount. I am going to do some more digging on this one but it may be
worth taking a look at! If this does turn out to be the amazing deal it sounds like then the best bet to get Phoenix Miles Kilometers
is to transfer Starwood Preferred Guest Starpoints at a 1:1 ratio (and
of course 5,000 bonus Kilometers for every block of 20,000 converted).
Full details on the promotions can be found here.
I’ll try to keep you updated on this offer and/or if you can find out more details please post them below in the comments.