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Deal Alert: Premium Economy Flights to Asia Just Dropped to $1,012 Round-Trip

June 28, 2019
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Deal Alert: Premium Economy Flights to Asia Just Dropped to $1,012 Round-Trip
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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.

Cheap premium economy flights to Asia continue to appear. After spotting low premium economy fares on the world’s longest flight between Newark (EWR) and Singapore (SIN) earlier this week, we're seeing even more routes on sale. China Southern, EVA Air and Singapore Airlines are currently offering premium economy fares from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK/EWR), Chicago (ORD) and Seattle (SEA) to major cities across Asia, including Singapore (SIN), Hong Kong (HKG), Bali (DPS), Tokyo (NRT) and Seoul (ICN) from as low as $1,012 round-trip.

It doesn't matter what part of the US you're departing — flights to Asia are long. However, they shouldn't be too bad as all of the premium economy products on sale offer at least 38 inches of pitch, enhanced dining and other extra perks like amenity kits.

Premium economy on Singapore Airlines' A350 (Photo by JT Genter / 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. Note that the discounted Singapore Airlines fares must be booked through an OTA as they are not available directly through the airline.

Airline: China Southern, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines
Routes: EWR/JFK/LAX/ORD/SEA/SFO to SIN/HKG/BKK/MNL/DPS/CGK/NRT/ICN
Cost: $1,012+ round-trip in premium economy
Travel Dates: September 2019 – May 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, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $1,012 round-trip in premium economy on China Southern:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) for $1,066 round-trip in premium economy on EVA Air:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $1,076 round-trip in premium economy on EVA Air:

San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,125 round-trip in premium economy on EVA Air:

Newark (EWR) to Bali (DPS) for $1,143 round-trip in premium economy on Singapore Airlines:

Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $1,153 round-trip in premium economy on Singapore Airlines:

Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,181 round-trip nonstop in premium economy on Singapore Airlines:

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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