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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.
Air Canada is currently offering unbelievable fares from New York to Hong Kong, with one or two stops in each direction. Flights are available starting at $357 round-trip in September, but most dates are a bit over $400. Discounted flights are also available on a combination of Air Canada and Cathay Pacific, depending on your dates. To book your flight, run a search on Google Flights and continue to Air Canada’s site to finish booking. These flights earn 100% elite-qualifying miles and 50% redeemable miles with United.
Airline: Air Canada
Route: NYC to HKG
Cost: $357+ round-trip in economy
Fare Class: L, K
Dates: September 2016 through November 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 (LGA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $357 on Air Canada in September:
New York (LGA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $411 on Air Canada in November:
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!
H/T: Frequent Miler 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.