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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.
The travel deals continue this week with more flights to Asia. In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Cathay Pacific has some fantastic deals to destinations across Asia from $663 round-trip, in addition to Singapore’s discounted flights, and now United has responded with an amazing fare on its nonstop flight from Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong. While many of these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are mostly gone, there are still some chances to find cheap flights to Asia. This discounted fare is available between February and April 2016, with fairly flexible travel days, including weekend travel.
Discounted flights are available from other cities as well. via Airfarewatchdog.
Route: EWR to HKG
Cost: $663+ round-trip in economy
Dates: February 2016 through April 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 16,120 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: K
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:
Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $663 on United in February (earns 16,120 PQMs):
Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $663 on United in March (earns 16,120 PQMs):
Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $663 on United in April (earns 16,120 PQMs):
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.
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.