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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 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.
Several airlines are currently offering discounted fares from US cities to Hong Kong, which is no doubt one of Asia’s most exciting cities. We’re seeing fares as low as $522 round-trip (and nonstop) from Chicago (ORD) on United. You can also fly from New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) to HKG in the $500 range. These discounted fares are valid for departures from March through April 2017. Note that if you’re departing from NYC or LA, your flights will involve a layover at either Air China’s hub in Beijing (PEK) or China Airlines’ at Taipei (TPE).
Airlines: Air China, China Airlines, United
Route: JFK/LAX/ORD to HKG
Cost: $522+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March – April 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG) on United for $522 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) on Air China for $570 round-trip:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) on China Airlines for $577 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 Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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 Yongyuan Dai via Getty Images.
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