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Deal Alert: Flights to Asia Just Dropped to $306 Round-Trip

Aug. 06, 2019
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Deal Alert: Flights to Asia Just Dropped to $306 Round-Trip
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Fancy a trip to Asia? Now may be your opportunity to book. We're currently seeing flights from Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and New York (JFK) to popular Asian destinations like Shanghai (PVG), Beijing (PEK), Singapore (SIN), Seoul (ICN) and Tokyo (NRT) from $306 round-trip.

The low fares are being offered by airlines like American Airlines, Air China, Hainan and United. Even better, they book into regular economy, as opposed to basic economy, so passengers will be able to bring on a personal item and carry-on bag as well as have the option to select their seats with most airlines.

Aside from being amazing destinations, all of the cities on sale are great for booking hotel stays using points. For instance, in Beijing there's a St. Regis and W Hotel, in Shanghai there's an EDITION and St. Regis, in Tokyo there's a Conrad and Hyatt Centric, in Seoul there's a Ritz-Carlton and in Singapore there's an Andaz and Westin.

(Photo by the Shanghai EDITION by Nick Ellis / The Points Guy)

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: American, Air China, China Eastern, Delta, Hainan, United, Xiamen
Cost: $306+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: August – November 2019
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, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or via or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing (PEK) for $306 round-trip nonstop on American:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Shanghai (PVG) for $400 round-trip on United:

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New York Kennedy (JFK) to Beijing (PEK) for $419 round-trip on Hainan:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $419 round-trip on China Eastern:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) for $479 round-trip on Air China:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $481 round-trip on Xiamen:

Maximize Your Purchase

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 this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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