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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.
Asiana’s deals to Asia are back this week. Earlier this month, the Korea-based airline had $500 flights to Manila, Philippines from a bunch US cities, including New York and Los Angeles. This time, flights start around $550 round-trip from Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and more. While all of these flights have a short layover, you can find flights as low as $500 if you don’t mind a 10-hour layover in Korea. Nonetheless, Asiana is one of the best airlines to fly long-haul in economy, and it’s quite easy to find an itinerary with very short layovers.
Travel dates for this deal are quite flexible in March and April, although it appears that Friday and Saturdays flights are excluded across the board.
Route: JFK, LAX, ORD and more to SGN
Cost: $550+ 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
Search for flights:
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (JFK) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $550 on Asiana:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $550 on Asiana:
Chicago (ORD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $550 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
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.