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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.

Thinking about traveling to Southeast Asia? Now’s a great time to book. We’re seeing sub-$400 fares from San Francisco (SFO) to several destinations in Asia. Flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Manila (MNL), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Bangkok (BKK) and Singapore (SIN) are all on sale. There may be other cities as well. These fares are on China Eastern, a mainline Chinese airline where service can be subpar at times. However, China Eastern is a Sky Team member, so you may be able to earn miles (50% with Flying Blue) with these flights. Flights are available from September through November and all require a connection in Shanghai.

Airline: China Eastern
Cost: $373+ round-trip
Dates: September 2016 – November 206
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are some examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL) for $373 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL) for $373 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $387 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $387 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $383 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $383 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $384 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $384 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $378 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $378 round-trip.

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.

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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

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.

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
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