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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.

Flights primarily from the eastern United States to both Singapore and Cambodia are currently available for $455 round-trip if you’re up for a multi-city itinerary, or from $533 round-trip if you prefer a simple and more traditional route. All flights include bag fees, though certain seat selection may come with a fee. While round-trip flights can be booked without separate tickets, travelers looking to explore both Singapore and Phnom Penh in the same trip will be required to book a separate ticket between the two cities.

Singapore is a bustling metropolis in Southeast Asia and is home to some of the world’s top luxury hotels including the St. Regis Singapore and the Intercontinental Singapore. Cambodia, including the city of Phnom Penh, is the perfect destination for travelers seeking something off the beaten path.

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.

Airline: United, ANA, Air China
Routes: EWR/BOS/WAS/IAH/ORD/LAX to SIN/PHN
Cost: $455+ round-trip or multi-city in economy
Dates: Select dates in November 2019 thru February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $582 round-trip on United:

New York (EWR) to Phnom Penh (PNH) for $533 round-trip on United:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $639 round-trip on United:

New York (EWR) to Singapore (SIN), Phnom Penh (PNH) for $455 round-trip and multi-city on United:

Boston (BOS) to Singapore (SIN), Phnom Penh (PNH), New York (EWR) for $561 round-trip and multi-city on United:

Washington D.C. (IAD) to Singapore (SIN) for $584 round-trip  on Air China via Expedia:

New York (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) Availability via Google Flights:

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 on plus excellent trip delay insurance), 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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