Deal Alert: San Francisco to Southeast Asia from $373 Round-Trip

Aug 2, 2016

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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.

Thinking about traveling to Southeast Asia? Now’s a great time to book. We’re seeing sub-$400 fares from San Francisco (SFO) to several destinations in Asia. Flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Manila (MNL), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Bangkok (BKK) and Singapore (SIN) are all on sale. There may be other cities as well. These fares are on China Eastern, a mainline Chinese airline where service can be subpar at times. However, China Eastern is a Sky Team member, so you may be able to earn miles (50% with Flying Blue) with these flights. Flights are available from September through November and all require a connection in Shanghai.

Airline: China Eastern
Cost: $373+ round-trip
Dates: September 2016 – November 206
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are some examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL) for $373 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Manila (MNL) for $373 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $387 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $387 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $383 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $383 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $384 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $384 round-trip.

San Francisco (SFO) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $378 round-trip in September: 

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San Francisco (SFO) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $378 round-trip.

Maximize Your Purchase

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

H/T: View From the Wing

If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!

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