Deal Alert: West Coast to Asia From $305 R/T, Premium Economy for $805
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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’re seeing widespread availability from the West Coast to several cities throughout Asia including Seoul (ICN), Tokyo (NRT), Taipei (TPE), Cebu (CEB) and Shanghai (PVG) starting at just $305 round-trip. Premium economy tickets to Beijing (PEK) are available from San Francisco for $805 round-trip.
All flights included in this deal are on major international carriers such as American, ANA, United, China Southern and Xiamen.
To search, head to Priceline or Expedia.
Airline: China Southern, Air China, United, Delta, American, Xiamen, EVA Air
Routes: LAX/SFO/SAN/LAS/PHX/SEA to ICN/PEK/TPE/PVG/NRT/CEB
Cost: $305+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September – March
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) 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 $305 round-trip nonstop on American:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) for $373 round-trip on Xiamen:
San Francisco (SFO) to Shanghai (PVG) for $397 round-trip on China Southern:
San Diego (SAN) to Shanghai (PVG) for $400 round-trip on Delta:
Phoenix (PHX) to Shanghai (PVG) for $400 round-trip on Delta:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TPE) for $472 round-trip on Air China:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Tokyo (NRT) for $478 round-trip on ANA and United:
San Francisco (SFO) to Beijing (PEK) for $805 round-trip nonstop on Air China in Premium Economy:
Seattle (SEA) to Cebu (CEB) for $560 round-trip on EVA Air:
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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