This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
Update 12/28/16: American Airlines has further dropped the price of its Houston-Hong Kong route. Flights now start as low as $471 round-trip:
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.
American Airlines, China Airlines and EVA Air want to help you start 2017 off right with a trip to Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most incredible cities. We’re seeing fares as low as $497 round-trip from New York (JFK) and in the $500s from several other US cities. Note that all of these itineraries will involve a stop in each way — either in Dallas (DFW) or Los Angeles (LAX) for the AA flights and in Taipei (TPE) on the China Airlines and EVA Air options.
If you’re looking for an early-year mileage run, the itinerary starting in Houston on American Airlines has a same-day turn available as low as $500 round-trip. Just make sure to buy the ticket through a portal to get better mileage earnings. If you’re a Citi Prestige cardholder, this round-trip will cost just 31,273 ThankYou Points and will allow you to earn AAdvantage miles for the flights.
Airlines: American Airlines, China Airlines and EVA Air
Route: JFK/IAH/LAX/SEA to HKG
Cost: $497+ 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:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) on China Airlines for $497 round-trip via Orbitz:
Houston (IAH) to Hong Kong (HKG) on American Airlines for $521 round-trip via Orbitz:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) on EVA Air for $564 round-trip via Orbitz:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) on China Airlines for $585 round-trip via Orbitz:
Houston (IAH) to Hong Kong (HKG) on American Airlines for $500 round-trip in February — mileage run option:
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 dowell via Getty Images.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: Fare Deal Alert
With great travel benefits, 2x points on travel & dining and a 50,000 point sign up bonus, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great card for those looking to get into the points and miles game. Here are the top 5 reasons it should be in your wallet, or read our definitive review for more details.
- Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- Chase Sapphire Preferred named "Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption" - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, June 2018
- 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- No foreign transaction fees
- 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
- No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards