There seems to be a good reason to get the hell out of town every hour on the hour lately. But the opportunities to really do it are rare. However, if you're feeling this way, flight prices to China might be calling your name right now.
Flying out of a variety of destinations, China Eastern and Delta have good prices on roundtrip tickets to Shanghai and Beijing. Tickets can be found for as low as $470, which is a good price for plane tickets that will take you halfway around the world.
Going to Shanghai, you can find tickets for just $470 out of Chicago, $473 out of San Francisco, $513 out of Boston, $553 out of Phoenix, and $610 out of New York City.