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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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 carriers are offering great deals to Southeast Asia, with fares from just $552 round-trip from several US cities. You can fly to destinations like Hong Kong (HKG) or Bangkok (BKK) from all over the US, including major gateways like New York (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX). Availability depends on your desired route, but generally flights are available from September through November 2017. Since so many airlines and destinations are involved in this sale, make sure you use Google Flights to find your desired itinerary.
Airline: ANA, China Airlines, EVA Air, United
Routes: JFK/ORD/LAX/SFO to BKK/HKG/SGN/KUL
Cost: $552+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 – November 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:
San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $552 round-trip on ANA/United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $565 round-trip on China Airlines:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $576 round-trip on China Airlines:
New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK) for $584 round-trip on EVA Air:
Chicago (ORD) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $657 round-trip on ANA/United:
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 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
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