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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.
It’s prime time to head to Southeast Asia, and you can do it on one of the better airlines to fly in international economy. Singapore Airlines appears to have a sale from the US cities of New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Seattle (SEA) and San Francisco (SFO) to Denpasar, Bali (DPS), Phuket (HKT) and Singapore (SIN) with prices starting from $587 round-trip.
Most of the routes include two stops since they are primarily flown through the airlines fifth freedom routes. However Singapore does have a great coach product, so it makes the long journey a tad more tolerable.
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: Singapore Airlines
Routes: JFK/IAH/LAX/SEA/SFO to DPS/HKT/SIN
Cost: $587+ round-trip
Travel Dates: October 2019 through February 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance), 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 Bali (DPS) for $587 round-trip on Singapore:
Seattle (SEA) to Phuket (HKT) for $588 round-trip on Singapore:
New York (JFK) to Bali (DPS) for $637 round-trip on Singapore:
Seattle (SEA) to Bali (DPS) for $638 round-trip on Singapore:
New York (JFK) to Singapore (SIN) for $639 round-trip on Singapore:
Houston (IAH) to Bali (DPS) for $647 round-trip on Singapore:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Phuket (HKT) for $651 round-trip on Singapore via Priceline:
San Francisco (SFO) to Bali (DPS) for $687 round-trip on Singapore:
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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus excellent trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (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: The Flight Deal
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