Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $410 Round-Trip

Nov 4, 2017

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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.

We are seeing tempting deals from a variety of US airports to popular Southeast Asian destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Singapore on major US and international carriers. Below are a few routes that we found for cheap, but there might be others. Use a flight search service like Google Flights to find options from your ideal departure city. Then, you can book through OrbitzExpedia or the airline directly to lock in the deal.

Airline: United/Delta/Asiana/ANA
Cost: $410+ round-trip in economy
Dates: November 2017 — April 2018
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or with the airline directly
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 Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $410 round-trip on United:

LAX-KUL $410 United April

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $410 round-trip on United:

LAX-KUL $410 United

New York’s JFK to Singapore (SIN) for $468 round-trip on Delta Basic Economy:

JFK-SIN $468 Delta Basic Economy

Salt Lake City (SLC) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $510 round-trip on United:

SLC-KUL $510 United

Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh (SGN) for $527 round-trip on Asiana:

LAX-SGN $527 Asiana

San Jose, California (SJC) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $547 round-trip on ANA:


New York’s JFK to Jakarta (CGK) for $587 round-trip on ANA:


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, please share the good news in the comments below!

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