Deal Alert: US Cities to Thailand From $565 Round-Trip
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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.
A trip to Thailand is even more appealing thanks to cheap flights available from both coasts in October and November 2017. Star Alliance partners EVA Air and United as well as SkyTeam member China Airlines are offering flights from New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) from $565 round-trip. To make sure you get the best price for your trip, we advise that you search on Google Flights before booking with the airline or through Orbitz or Expedia.
From Bangkok, you can be on the beach in Phuket, Koh Samui or elsewhere in Southeast Asia in just a couple of hours. Flights within the region are typically very inexpensive, making Bangkok a great hub for Southeast Asia travel.
Airline: ANA, China Airlines, EVA Air and United
Route: JFK, LAX and SFO to BKK
Cost: $565+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October – November 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Premier Rewards Gold, 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 Bangkok (BKK) for $565 round-trip on EVA Air:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $574 round-trip on ANA/United:
San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $592 round-trip on China Airlines:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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