Skip to content

Deal Alert: US Cities to Bangkok From $551 Round-Trip

Dec. 30, 2017
4 min read
Deal Alert: US Cities to Bangkok From $551 Round-Trip
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts.

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.

If Southeast Asia has been on your travel bucket list, there's a very nice sale today on flights to the capital of Thailand on Star Alliance partners United and ANA. Right now you'll find great deals on itineraries from all over the US — including New York/Newark (EWR), Washington DC (IAD), Chicago (ORD), San Jose (SJC), San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for as low as $551 round-trip.

Depending on your origin city, these flights are mostly available from September through October, but you may find dates in April and May as well. You don't need any tricks to see these airfares, so use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself. Bangkok is a great hub, as you can often find cheap flights from there to Phuket, Koh Samui and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Most of these itineraries have one reasonable connection in Tokyo, Japan (NRT/HND), and since these are international trips on full-service carriers, there's a complimentary meal served during the flight and no first checked bag fees.

Airlines: United Airlines, ANA
Cost: $551+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September through November (with a few scattered dates in April-May)
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 Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok, Thailand (BKK) for $551 round-trip via Orbitz:

Sign up for our daily newsletter

San Francisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $571 round-trip via Orbitz:

Washington DC (IAD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $571 round-trip via Orbitz:

San Jose (SJC) to Bangkok (BKK) for $571 round-trip via Orbitz:

New York/Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $591 round-trip via Orbitz:

Chicago (ORD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $630 round-trip via Orbitz:

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 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Scott's Cheap Flights

Featured image by Getty Images/iStockphoto

Top offers from our partners

How we chose these cards

Our points-obsessed staff uses a plethora of credit cards on a daily basis. If anyone on our team wouldn’t recommend it to a friend or a family member, we wouldn’t recommend it on The Points Guy either. Our opinions are our own, and have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by our advertising partners.
See all best card offers