Deal Alert: Los Angeles to Hong Kong From $381 Round-Trip
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We are in the midst of a price war between Los Angeles (LAX) and Hong Kong (HKG), thanks to a new player coming to the route — and it’s already making an impact. Hong Kong Airlines launches transpacific service between the two cities in December, but the price drops to just $427 round-trip in January. This has led to both American Airlines and Air Canada dropping their fares to match. When airlines compete, travelers win.
To be sure, Hong Kong Airlines isn’t exactly a budget carrier. You’ll get free carry-on bags and two free checked bags; even better, you’ll be flying on a brand new Airbus A350-900 (which was just delivered today). The seat pitch is reportedly 31/32/34 inches and seat width is “60 inches for 3 seats.” Meanwhile, American Airlines is running a 777-300ER on this route, which can be quite tight in economy.
Airlines: American / Hong Kong Airlines / Air Canada
Routes: LAX to HKG
Cost: $381+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September – October 2017 (Air Canada) or January – March 2018 (American Airlines / Hong Kong Airlines)
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:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $381 round-trip on Air Canada:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $427 round-trip nonstop on Hong Kong Airlines:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $428 round-trip nonstop on American 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, 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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