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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Deals to Asia are available once again this morning. Last week, a number of different airlines were offering cheap flights to Hong Kong and the rest of Asia for Cyber Monday, as well as some other offers later in the week. Today, Korean-carrier Asiana has $500 flights between all of its US gateways and Manila, Philippines — a great city to begin your next trip to Southeast Asia.
Flights from Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) all have fares available for $500 round-trip with a short layover in Korea en-route to your final destination. There are also flights available from San Francisco (SFO), although it appears you must have a long, 12+ hour layover in Seoul on your return.
These deals are available for travel dates in March and April of next year. Additionally, it appears these flights must be booked through Orbitz, so you’ll also have the opportunity to cancel for free by 11pm ET within one day of booking. Asiana is also one of the best airlines to fly international long-haul in economy, and some of these flights will be operated by the airline’s new A380.
Routes: JFK, LAX, ORD and more to Manila, Philippines
Cost: $500+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March 2016 through April 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Manila (MNL) for $500 on Asiana:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Manila (MNL) for $500 on Asiana:
Chicago (ORD) to Manila (MNL) for $500 on Asiana:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal
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