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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.

United has dropped prices for flights from the US to Taiwan for trips this fall. We’re seeing fares from just $531 round-trip from October through December 2016. Note that itineraries have a stop in San Francisco (SFO) on each leg of the journey.

The small island nation is known for its cultural obsession with food and vibrant capital city, Taipei. If you are able to get a flight before October 29, you will be flying on United’s 787 from SFO to Taipei (TPE). However, on October 30, United will switch service back to an older 747 — a far inferior product, especially if you’re sitting in economy.

Airline: United
Route: EWR, LAX and ORD to TPE
Cost: $531+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October – December
Booking Link: Expedia
Pay With: Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American ExpressCiti Prestige Card or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) for $531 round-trip in December:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) for $531 round-trip.

Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) for $531 round-trip in October:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) for $531 round-trip.

Chicago (ORD) to Taipei (TPE) for $663 round-trip in December:

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Chicago (ORD) to Taipei (TPE) for $663 round-trip.

Newark (EWR) to Taipei (TPE) for $683 round-trip in December:

Newark (EWR) to Taipei (TPE) for $683 round-trip.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Chase Sapphire ReserveAmerican 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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