Deal Alert: Flights to Bali, Thailand and Vietnam From $431 Round-Trip

Jan 7, 2019

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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.

Lush jungles and crystal blue waters can be had for cheap — we’re seeing flights to top Southeast Asian destinations like Bali (DPS), Bangkok (BKK), Phuket (PKT), Hanoi (HAN) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) with prices starting from just $431 round-trip.

Cheap flights to each city are going to be somewhat scattered, and not every departure city and destination pair is available, so you’ll want to head to Google Flights to see what’s available to you.

Make sure you don’t miss out on what each region has to offer by checking out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in Thailand, Vietnam and Bali!

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 Priceline or Expedia.

Airlines: Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Singapore
Routes: SFO/LAX/JFK/EWR/SEA/IAD/PDX/ORD to DPS/BKK/SGN/HAN
Cost: $431+ round-trip
Travel Dates: January – May 2019 and September – November 2019
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 Bangkok (BKK) for $431 round-trip on China Southern via Priceline:

San Francisco (SFO) to Denpasar (DPS) for $442 round-trip on China Southern via Priceline:

San Francisco (SFO) to Phuket (PKT) for $451 round-trip on China Southern via Priceline:

Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $491 round-trip on Air China via Expedia:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Denpasar (DPS) for $512 round-trip on China Southern via Priceline:

New York (JFK) to Denpasar (DPS) for $586 round-trip on Singapore via Priceline:

Seattle (SEA) to Denpasar (DPS) for $587 round-trip on Singapore via Priceline:

Chicago (ORD) to Saigon (SGN) for $588 round-trip on China Eastern via Expedia:

Washington, DC (IAD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $611 round-trip via Expedia:

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