Deal Alert: Flights to Southeast Asia From $475 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 American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares might 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.
The great fares to Southeast Asia on Star Alliance carriers are back! Fly from the East or West coast all the way across the world to destinations like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL), Bangkok, Thailand (BKK), Singapore (SIN), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (PNH), Bali, Indonesia (DPS) or Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (SGN) starting at just $475 round-trip in economy.
You'll find these fares both in May and from August 2018 through February 2019, except for the December holidays. No need for any tricks to book these fares — just use Google Flights to search for the dates you want, then book directly with the airline.
Airline: United, ANA, EVA Air
Route: LAX/EWR/ORD to KUL/BKK/SIN/PNH/DPS/SGN
Cost: $475+ round-trip in economy
Dates: May, August-November 2018 and January-February 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of dates you can book:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $475 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $513 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $514 round-trip nonstop on United:
Newark (EWR) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for $537 round-trip:
Newark (EWR) to Phnom Penh (PNH) for $559 round-trip:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia (DPS) for $564 round-trip:
Chicago (ORD) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $621 round-trip:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: The Flight Deal