Deal Alert: US Cities to Hong Kong From $428 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.
We’re in the midst of a price war from the US to Hong Kong (HKG). Hong Kong Airlines is leading the way, launching its transpacific service between the two cities in December and offering an excellent $428 round-trip price on the route. But we’re also seeing great fares on both United Airlines and American out of Texas, New York and California. When airlines compete, travelers win.
For those who might not have a lot of experience with Hong Kong Airlines, it isn’t a fee-heavy 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. The seat pitch in economy is listed by the airline as being between 31 and 34 inches with seat width at “60 inches for 3 seats.”
Airline: Hong Kong Airlines, American, United
Route: LAX/SJC/IAH/DFW/EWR to HKG
Cost: $428+ round-trip
Dates: October 2017 to May 2018
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 $428 round-trip nonstop on Hong Kong Airlines:
Houston (IAH) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $534 round-trip on American Airlines:
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $534 round-trip on United:
Newark (EWR) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $563 round-trip nonstop on United:
San Jose (SJC) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $519 round-trip on American Airlines [many dates available at this price at a mileage run length]:
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 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, let us know in the comments below.
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