There is a rare Business Class mistake fare available on American Airlines for flights from Washington DC to Beijing, China for under $450 round trip. The fare is valid through June 1 and also the first couple of days of September, but book it now! The trip must be booked 3 days in advance.
You can book the fare directly on AA.com, and use ITA Matrix to search for dates easily.
As always, book this NOW, ask questions later. Don’t book any other related non-refundable travel until later. This is unlikely to be cancelled, so find a date that works and GO!
Remember, a visa is required for visits to China unless you do the 72 hour transit (requires visiting a third country on the ticket). Getting a visa is easier.
Good luck to those that get in on it!
Update: It looks like it’s gone from AA.com, but there is scattered availability on Orbitz, Expedia, and Vayama.
Update 2: If you’re unable to find flights to Beijing, check flights to Shanghai (PVG). Some are available for $700-$1000 in Business Class.
Update 3: It appears this deal is now dead in all forms. Congrats to those who got it!