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Deals to Southeast Asia are back this week. It’s not often that East Coasters can find cheap flights to Asia, especially compared to the fairly regular $600 flights from California, but today there are some fantastic opportunities to travel to Thailand.
Flights to Bangkok (BKK) departing from Newark (EWR) on United and ANA start at $676 round-trip for dates in early 2016. Almost all of these flights include a short layover in Tokyo, but you shouldn’t be on the ground for more than 3 or 4 hours, and Narita Airport is a great place to transit. Discounted fares might be available from other cities, too, via Airfarewatchdog. Bangkok is a great entry point for travelers visiting Southeast Asia, with more than enough to do and see, not to mention the great food.
Airlines: United and ANA
Route: EWR to BKK
Cost: $676+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January 2016 through March 2016
Elite Mileage Earning: At least 19,238 premier-qualifying miles
Fare Class: K
Booking Link: Orbitz and other cities via Airfarewatchdog
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
New York (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $676 on ANA and United in January (earns 19,238 PQMs):
New York (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $676 on ANA and United in February (earns 19,238 PQMs):
New York (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $676 on ANA and United in March (earns 19,238 PQMs):
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