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Deal Alert: US Cities to Bangkok on Full-Service Carriers From $442 Round-Trip

March 18, 2019
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Deal Alert: US Cities to Bangkok on Full-Service Carriers From $442 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.

Flights to Bangkok are on sale from $442 round-trip. You can fly from US cities such as Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), Newark (EWR), Houston (IAH), Chicago (ORD) and Washington D.C. (IAD) to Bangkok (BKK) on full-service carriers on select dates between April 2019 and January 2020. If you want the cheapest price you can fly on China Southern or China Eastern. But if you shell out a little more you can fly on ANA which offers one of the better coach class experiences out there — and that can seriously matter on a 20+ hour journey.

There is no shortage of things to do while you're in Bangkok, but if you find yourself a little lost — check out Get Your Guide’s list of best activities in the city. This deal appears to be part of an ongoing sale to Southeast Asia and it may be worth taking a look to see if other cities in Vietnam and Thailand are still available. If flying ANA, you can build in a stopover and explore Tokyo on your way to Bangkok.

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: United, ANA, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China
Routes: LAX/SFO/EWR/IAH/ORD/IAD to BKK
Cost: $442+ round-trip in economy
Dates: April 2019 to January 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 Bangkok (BKK) for $442 round-trip on China Southern via Priceline:

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San Fransisco (SFO) to Bangkok (BKK) for $476 round-trip on China Eastern via Expedia:

Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $534 round-trip on United/Air Japan:

Houston (IAH) to Bangkok (BKK) for $555 round-trip on ANA via United:

Chicago (ORD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $592 round-trip on ANA via United:

Washington DC (IAD) to Bangkok (BKK) for $615 round-trip on ANA via United:

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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.

H/T: Scott's Cheap Flights

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