Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $468 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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 Platinum Card® from American Express, 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 domestic 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, book through sites like Orbitz, Expedia or the airline directly to lock in the deal.
Routes: JFK/EWR/LAX to SIN/KUL/SGN
Cost: $468+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January to May 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or with the airline directly
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $468 round-trip on United/ANA:
Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $468 round-trip on United:
Newark (EWR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $468 round-trip on United/ANA:
New York's JFK to Singapore (SIN) for $481 round-trip on ANA:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Ho Chi Minh (SGN) for $502 round-trip on 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, please share the good news in the comments below!