Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $424 Round-Trip

Oct 9, 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. 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 are seeing a smattering of flight deals from various US cities to destinations across Southeast Asia on a variety of airlines. You can snag a ticket for as little as $424 round-trip on American between Los Angeles (LAX) and Singapore (SIN), but flights are also available from Newark (EWR), Houston (IAH), San Francisco (SFO) and Seattle (SEA) to other spots in Southeast Asia including Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Jakarta, Indonesia (CGK). Prices and availability will depend on where you’re departing from and traveling to, but you should be able to find these easily using Google Flights.

Airline: Delta, United, American, ANA, Asiana
Cost: $424+ round-trip in economy
Dates: October – May 2018, varing based on the route
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $424 round-trip on American Airlines:


Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $449 on Delta (or $389 for Basic Economy):

LAX-SIN Delta $449

Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $468 round-trip on United:

EWR-SIN $468 United

[Mileage Run] Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $442 round-trip on United:

EWR-SIN $442 United

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $476 round-trip on ANA:


Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Mihn City (SGN) for $514 round-trip on United:

LAX-SGN United $514

Houston (IAH) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $528 round-trip on United:

IAH-SGN $528 United

Seattle (SEA) to Ho Chi Mihn City (SGN) for $534 on Asiana:

SEA-SGN $534 Asiana

Houston (IAH) to Jakarta (CGK) for $536 on United:

IAH-CGK $536 United

San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Mihn City (SGN) for $555 on Asiana:

SFO-SGN $555 Asiana

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 (5x 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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