Mega Sale: US Cities to Asia From $376 Round-Trip
Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here.
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.
Most of the fares are in economy. However, you should know that the Air Canada fares are in basic economy, which means you won't be able to make flight changes or cancel, and you'll only receive 25% Aeroplan Miles, while full fare and business class tickets earn 125%-150% of the distance traveled.
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.
Airline: Cathay Pacific, Hainan, China Southern, Air Canada, United, Delta, ANA
Routes: LAX/SEA/ORD/DEN/IAD/EWR/JFK/SFO/PHL/PHX to PEK/PVG/KUL/HKG/CNX/BKK
Cost: $376+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: August – December
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 when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG) for $376 round-trip on Hainan:
Phoenix (PHX) to Beijing (PEK) for $443 round-trip on Hainan:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $459 round-trip on Cathay Pacific:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Shanghai (PVG) for $469 round-trip on Air Canada:
San Francisco (SFO) to Chiang Mai (CNX) for $486 round-trip on China Southern:
Seattle (SEA) to Beijing (PEK) $494 for round-trip on Hainan:
New York (JFK) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $504 round-trip on China Southern:
Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK) for $513 round-trip on Hainan:
Denver (DEN) to Shanghai (PVG) for $550 round-trip on Delta:
Washington (IAD) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $554 round-trip on Air Canada:
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.
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