Deal Alert: US to Hong Kong From $463 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 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.
West Coast residents and New Yorkers can snag cheap flights to Hong Kong (HKG) from as little as $463 round-trip. A variety of Asian and American carriers are offering the low fares from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and New York (JFK).
All flights are on full service carriers — meaning you’ll receive a free checked bag, meal and seat assignment. TPG contributor Katherine Fan recently reviewed Air China’s 777 economy class and enjoyed the experience.
There are no tricks to find these fares. Use Google Flights to search for your preferred departure and destination and then book directly with the airline or an OTA like Expedia or Priceline.
Airlines: Air China, American, Asiana, Korean, Hong Kong Airlines, United and Xiamen
Routes: JFK/LAX/SEA/SFO to HKG
Cost: $463+ round-trip economy
Dates: September through December 2018
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $463 round-trip on Xiamen via Priceline:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $483 round-trip on Hong Kong Airlines 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 $510 round-trip on Air China via Expedia:
San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $536 round-trip on Korean:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $535 round-trip on Asiana via Expedia:
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, 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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