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Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $413 Round-Trip

July 23, 2019
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Southeast Asia From $413 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.

We're seeing widespread availability from major US cities like Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Houston (IAH) to cities in Southeast Asia such as Bangkok (BKK), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), and Manila (MNL). Flights are starting at just $413 round-trip and are available from August through March.

There may be deals to cities that aren't listed below, so you can play around with Google Flights' explore tool to see what's available.

To search, head to Priceline or Expedia.

Airline: ANA, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern
Routes: JFK/LAX/SFO/IAH/ORD to BKK/KUL/SIN/SGN/MNL/HKT
Cost: $413+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August 2019 – March 2020
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 Singapore (SIN) for the $413 round-trip on China Southern:

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Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for a $458 round-trip on China Eastern:

San Francisco (SFO) to Phuket (HKT) for $482 round-trip on China Southern:

Houston (IAH) to Bangkok (BKK) for $556 round-trip on ANA via United:

Chicago (ORD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $584 round-trip on ANA via United:

New York (JFK) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $585 round-trip on Air China:

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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), 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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