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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.
Now is the time to book your trip to one of the cultural centers of the world. Flights from Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Raleigh (RDU), Portland (PDX) and Las Vegas (LAS) to Hong Kong (HKG) are available starting from $449 round-trip on full-service carriers.
In the densely populated city of Hong Kong, there just as many activities to take part in as people to meet. You could take a trip to the quieter part of the city to visit the Man Mo Temple, which was built back in 1847 and is a must-see when in Hong Kong.
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, Orbitz or Expedia. Some departure cities will require you to book through Priceline to find the cheaper price, and may initially appear more expensive on Google Flights.
Airlines: Air China, China Eastern, Cathay Pacific, Air Canada, Asiana Airlines, American Airlines
Routes: BOS/LAX/SFO/SEA/JFK/EWR/ORD/DEN/LAS/PDX to HKG
Cost: $449+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: November 2018 – April 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Premier Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Booking Link: Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $449 round-trip on Air China via Expedia:
San Fransisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $511 round-trip on Cathay Pacific via Priceline:
Seattle (SEA) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $536 round-trip on Asiana Airlines via Orbitz:
New York (JFK) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $543 round-trip on China Eastern Airlines via Expedia:
Portland (PDX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $551 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $570 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $572 round-trip on China Eastern Airlines via Expedia:
Denver (DEN) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $576 round-trip on American Airlines:
Boston (BOS) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $579 round-trip on Air Canada via Priceline:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $585 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), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier, Citi Prestige (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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With some great bonus categories, the American Express Gold Card has a lot going for it. The card offers 4x points at US restaurants, at US supermarkets (up to $25,000; then 1x), and 3x points on flights booked directly with airlines or through amextravel.com. It is currently offering a welcome bonus of 35,000 bonus points after you spend $2,000 in the first three months.
- Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 3 months.
- Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. restaurants. Earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per year in purchases, then 1X).
- Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or on amextravel.com.
- Earn up to $10 in statement credits monthly when you pay with The Gold Card at Grubhub, Seamless, The Cheesecake Factory, Shake Shack, and Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is an annual savings of up to $120. Enrollment required.
- $100 Airline Fee Credit: up to $100 in statement credits per calendar year for incidental fees at one selected qualifying airline.
- Choose to carry a balance with interest on eligible charges of $100 or more.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees.
- Annual Fee is $250.
- Terms apply.
- See Rates & Fees