Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $486 Round-Trip

Aug 17, 2017

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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. 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.

Here’s a deal so good you’ll want to SING(apore)! Fly from US cities including New York (JFK/EWR), Chicago (ORD) and Los Angeles (LAX) to destination cities across Southeast Asia including Bangkok (BKK), Manilla (MNL), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Singapore (SIN) for as little as $486 round-trip. These long-haul flights on carriers including United can be a great way to rack up lifetime miles, especially if you’re aiming to join the exclusive million-mile club. Availability depends on specific route, but we found discounted fares for departures as soon as next week through November 2017 and then again from January through April 2018. Head on over to Google Flights to find the itinerary that’s best for you, and then complete booking through an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.

Airline: United, ANA, Air China, Asiana
Cost: $486+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2017 — November 2017,  January 2018 — April 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With:
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:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $486 round-trip:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $498 round-trip:

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New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK) for $499 round-trip:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $517 round-trip:

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Chicago (ORD) to Manila (MNL) for $519 round-trip:

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Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $543 round-trip:

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Chicago (ORD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $549 round-trip:

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Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the 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.

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