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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.
Asiana is continuing its deals on Orbitz this week with more discounted flights bound for Asia. Earlier in December, the airline also sold discounted service to the Philippines and Vietnam from $500, but the latest deal is for flights headed to Bangkok.
As with the other deals, it appears that you must book through Orbitz to get the lowest rate. Discounted flights are available from a few cities, including Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and San Francisco (SFO) from $549 round-trip. In addition to these cities, there are also discounted fares from Chicago (ORD) and Seattle (SEA) on very select dates. As you book, be aware that many of these flights (especially those originating on the West Coast) may include a layover in Seoul that is 5 or 10 hours long.
Routes: JFK, LAX, SFO and more to BKK
Cost: $599+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March 2016 through April 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $549 on Asiana:
New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK) for $599 on Asiana:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $599 on Asiana:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express® Gold Card 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.
H/T: The Flight Deal
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below! The Points Guy Assessment: The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.
The Points Guy Assessment:
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great pick for the beginner and the frequent traveler. The CSP has superb travel benefits, double points on certain purchases, and a 50,000 point sign up bonus. The $95 annual fee is waived the first year so this puts it as one of the less expensive cards, while still allowing you to earn one of the most valuable point currencies.