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On the heels of the Cheap Flights from West Coast to Asia from ~$600 as well the Cheap Flights from the East Coast to Asia from $550The Flight Deal has discovered that there are some even cheaper fares if you’re looking to go to Asia this Spring / early Summer / Fall, starting at just $380 round-trip from many California cities including Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Sacramento, and Oakland.

The easiest way to search for these flights is to head over to Google Flights or Orbitz, where you can enter your desired city pairs and dates to get a calendar view of the different prices for each date.

Some sample flights we were able to find include:

Los Angeles-Jakarta
Los Angeles-Jakarta for $380 on Delta

Los Angeles – Jakarta (CGK) $380.60
Airline: Delta and Garuda Indonesia
Dates: May 2015, September-December 2015
Mileage: 9,073 MQM’s

Sacramento– Jakarta (CGK) $384.30
Sacramento– Jakarta for (CGK) $384 on Delta

Sacramento– Jakarta (CGK) $384.30
Airline: Delta and Garuda Indonesia
Dates: May 2015, September-December 2015
Mileage: 9,115 MQM’s

Oakland– Jakarta (CGK) $384.30
Oakland– Jakarta (CGK) $384.30

Oakland– Jakarta (CGK) $384.30
Airline: Delta, Garuda Indonesia, and Alaska
Dates: May 2015, September-December 2015
Mileage: 9,181 MQM’s

Jakarta

Jakarta

The CGK airport is located right outside of Jakarta’s sprawling metropolis, which is renowned for its crazy traffic jams. If you want a truly luxurious (and expedited) experience after your discounted flight, check out this police escort service that will take you from CGK to downtown in a jiffy.

Otherwise, Jakarta’s CGK airport is the hub for Garuda Indonesia and features flights from Southeast Asian Low-Cost Carriers Lion Air, Air Asia and Indonesian LCC Batik Air. Jakarta can be a cheap jumping off point if you’re looking to head to other exciting destinations like Bali, Borneo, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and others.

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In addition to booking through the airline’s site directly, you should be able to book most of these through Orbitz, as well.

Please report back if you’re able to score any of these deals!

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