Deal alert: Flights to Asia from $318 round-trip

Nov 2, 2019

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Flights to Asia have dropped as low as $318 round-trip with widespread availability from various U.S. cities. One of the deals we are really excited to see is this amazing round-trip ticket from Philadelphia (PHL) to Tokyo (NRT) for just $396, as first reported by Scott’s Cheap Flights. That’s not a deal you come across often from the East Coast.

Note that if you are visiting China as a U.S. citizen, you’ll have to get a visa. If you’ve never visited China before, be sure to check out points and miles contributor (and Shanghai resident) Ethan Steinberg’s top 8 tips for visiting the country.


To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: Air Canada, United
Cost: $318 round-trip in basic economy 
Travel Dates: 
Dec. 2019 – March 2020
Pay With:
The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare),  Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on travel), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here’s an example of what you can book:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Hong Kong (HKG) on Air Canada for $318 round-trip:

Denver (DEN) to Beijing (PEK) on United for $350 round-trip:

St. Louis (STL) to Beijing (PEK) on United for $350 round-trip:

Chicago (ORD) to Chengdu (CTU) on United for $370 round-trip:

Orlando (MCO) to Shanghai (PVG) on Air Canada for $385 round-trip:

Philadelphia (PHL) to Tokyo (NRT) on Air Canada for $396 round-trip:

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card,  Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out our guide to the best cards for airfare purchases to learn more.

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