Deal Alert: Flights to Asia From $483 in Economy or $947 in Premium Economy

Aug 25, 2018

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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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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 some great deals to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Bangkok. So, we’ve taken the time to round up the best options! Cheap fares can be found in economy, but if you’re willing to shell out, there are also deals to be had in premium economy.

There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book directly with the airline or an OTA like Expedia or Priceline.

Airlines: Hong Kong Airlines, ANA, United, American, Singapore
Routes: SFO/LAX/ORD/SAN to HKG/BKK/TPE/SIN/NRT
Cost: $483+ round-trip in economy, $947+ round-trip in premium economy
Dates: September-May 2019
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier CardChase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $483 round-trip nonstop on Hong Kong Airlines:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $483 round-trip nonstop on Hong Kong Airlines:

Chicago (ORD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $569 round-trip on ANA:

San Francisco (SFO) to Taipei (TPE) for $570 round-trip nonstop on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $620 round-trip nonstop on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $947 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines premium economy:

San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $996 round-trip nonstop on Singapore Airlines premium economy:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $1,197 round-trip on Singapore Airlines premium economy:

San Diego (SAN) to Tokyo (NRT) for $1,210 round-trip on American Airlines premium economy:

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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), Chase Sapphire ReserveCiti Premier, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: Thrifty Traveler Premium

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