Deal Alert: West Coast to Hong Kong From $404 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that 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 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.
Today we’re seeing some great fares between West Coast cities and Hong Kong. Non-stop flights with Cathay Pacific and United are available from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for as little as $404 round-trip. If you have a choice in carrier, you’ll probably want to avoid United since some of the itineraries include a leg on its new 777-300ER (77W)— meaning a tight squeeze for those in coach due to the aircraft’s 3-4-3 seating configuration. Other options include Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong via Seoul (ICN) onboard Asiana Airlines’ new A350 for $536 round-trip. The discounted fares are valid for departures from September through April 2019, but these bargains won’t stick around for long so you’ll want to book your flight as soon as you find availability for your desired dates.
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Airline(s): Asiana, Cathay Pacific, United
Route: LAX/SEA/SFO to HKG
Cost: $404+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2018 – April 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) 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 $404 round-trip in October on United:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $404 round-trip in December on Cathay Pacific via Expedia:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $405 round-trip in October on Cathay Pacific via Expedia:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $536 round-trip in November on Asiana Airlines via Expedia:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (5x 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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