Deal alert: Flights to Asia from $353 round-trip

Sep 5, 2019

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We’re seeing deals from US cities like Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD) and Boston (BOS) — to several cities in China, Korea and Southeast Asia starting at just $353 round-trip. Multiple airlines are included in the deal, such as Xiamen, Air Canada and United. We first spotted the Xiamen deals at Miles to Memories.

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 an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia. To get the absolute best price on some routes, you can search on SkyScanner or Momondo and book through an OTA. Just note that it may be harder to deal with some of the smaller OTA’s customer service if you want to change your flight or if something goes wrong.

Airline: Xiamen, United, Air Canada, Air China
Routes: LAX/SEA/LAS/ORD/BOS/JFK to ICN/NRT/PNH/PVG/CTU/BKK/MNL
Cost: $353+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September – November
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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $353 roundtrip on Air China:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) for $364 roundtrip on Xiamen:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $375 round-trip on Xiamen:

Chicago (ORD) to Chengdu (CTU) for $375 round-trip on United:

Seattle (SEA) to Shanghai (PVG) for $379 round-trip on Air Canada:

Las Vegas (LAS) to Shanghai (PVG) for $399 round-trip on United:

Boston (BOS) to Shanghai (PVG) for $407 round-trip on Air Canada:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Phnom Penh (PNH) for $418 round-trip on Xiamen:

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