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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.
In the last two days we’ve seen great deals to both China and Bangkok, and today marks a trifecta of cheap airfares to Asia. Thanks to Star Alliance partner Asiana, you can find low prices to Hong Kong (HKG) from all of the airline’s major US departure cities — New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), Seattle (SEA), San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) — starting as low as $538 round-trip.
Flights are available from September through to May 2018, save for the December holiday season. Use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself. Most of these itineraries have one reasonable connection in Seoul, South Korea (ICN), and with some itineraries you can even schedule an overnight layover in the city if you’re interested in checking out Gyeongbokgung Palace or enjoying some Korean barbecue.
Airlines: Asiana Airlines
Routes: NYC/ORD/SFO/SEA/LAX to HKG
Cost: $538+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2017 through May 2018 (except for December holidays)
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) for $538 round-trip via Orbitz:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $556 round-trip via Orbitz:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $578 round-trip via Orbitz:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $595 round-trip via Orbitz:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $622 round-trip via Orbitz:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: The Flight Deal
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