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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 to one of Asia’s hottest destination are on sale. You can fly from Atlanta (ATL), Minneapolis (MSP), Detroit (DTW), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA), New York (JFK), San Francisco (SFO) and Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG) from $422 round-trip.
Flights are on full-service carriers, so you’ll get a free checked bag and meal on your journey. While you’re there, check out the Peninsula Hong Kong — one of the nicest hotels in the world.
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 Orbitz or Expedia.
Airlines: Air Canada, Air China, Hainan, Xiamen
Routes: ATL/MSP/DTW/LAX/SEA/JFK/SFO/ORD to HKG
Cost: $422+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: February – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $422 round-trip on Xiamen via Orbitz:
Atlanta (ATL) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $434 round-trip on Air Canada via Expedia:
Detroit (DTW) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $434 round-trip on Air Canada via Expedia:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $497 round-trip on Air China via Expedia:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $509 round-trip on Air China via Expedia:
Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $622 round-trip on Hainan via Priceline:
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, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: Thrifty Traveler
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