Deal Alert: West Coast to Hong Kong From $467 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 Orbitzor 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 from the West Coast to Hong Kong (HKG) are on sale, with prices starting at just $467 round-trip. You can fly from Los Angeles (LAX), San Diego (SAN), Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO) to the Asia’s megalopolis — with plenty of availability throughout the calendar. There’s a plethora of points hotels to stay at when you get there, like the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong:
Flights are operated by a multitude of carriers; what airline you’re on will depend on you’re departure city. We are seeing the cheapest flights on Xiamen from LA (LAX) with a reasonable connection in China. If you can pay a little more, nonstop flights on United and American are available from both LAX and SFO.
Find the discounted flights and your preferred dates by scrolling through Google Flights. Once you’ve picked your desired flight, book through an OTA like Orbitz (which is where you’ll sometimes find the most discounted fares for these flights) or through the airline itself.
Airline: Air Canada, American, ANA, Hainan, United and Xiamen
Routes: LAX/SAN/SEA/SFO to Caribbean and Latin America
Cost: $467 round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2018 through May 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 (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $467 round-trip via Orbitz:
San Diego (SAN) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $531 round-trip on Air Canada via Orbitz:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) nonstop for $532 round-trip on United in August:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) nonstop for $532 round-trip on American in November:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) nonstop for $532 round-trip on United in December:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $533 round-trip on Hainan:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $546 round-trip on ANA via United:
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), 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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