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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
Hong Kong is often one of Asia’s most expensive destinations to fly to, but today we’re seeing excellent fares from many US cities starting from just $511 round-trip. EVA Air is offering discounted fares from New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), San Fransisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA), available for departures from January through May 2017. Note that these itineraries will have a stop in Taipei (TPE) in each direction, but don’t let that deter you from booking these great deals.
Airline: EVA Air
Route: US cities to HKG
Cost: $511+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January — May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $511 round-trip in April:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $557 round-trip in February:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $648 round-trip in March:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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.
Featured image of Hong Kong courtesy of Getty Images.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||16.24%-23.24% Variable||Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95||0%||Excellent Credit|