Asia Travel for Less than $600
Thanks to the airlines having a bit of a fare war you now have the chance to travel to Asia for less than $600 round trip. While most of the ultra cheap airfares have either been swiped up for expired, you can still get some pretty good deals on Asia travel from many of the major airports here in the US and Canada.
Earlier this week we saw fares as low as $336 round trip from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul. Delta and United were the first airlines to show the cheap airfare deal, but American, Cathay Pacific and Air China quickly follow suit.
Here is a sample of some of the best deals I found this morning.
Asia Travel on Oneworld Alliance
Oneworld Partners Cathay Pacific and American Airlines both have the cheapest round trip options from Los Angeles to Hong Kong at $533 from the end of August to the beginning of October. Cathay Pacific also had decent deals from San Francisco, Chicago and New York at $533, $533 and $596 respectively.
Asia Travel on Star Alliance
Star Alliance Partner Air China has some great deals to Bejing, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. You can fly round trip to Hong Kong from New York for just $469! Flights to Tokyo start at $560 from Los Angeles. All travel is based on 6 days from searching from the middle of August to October. United tied Cathay Pacific for the best price from San Francisco to Hong Kong and also had a decent fare from Chicago to Hong Kong at $548. Air Canada had trips from Toronto to Hong Kong starting at $527!
Taking Advantage of these great deals
Those incredible Hong Kong fares are still available, starting at $330 round-trip! Fly AA, Delta, United and more: https://t.co/XgycbmGcPc
— The Points Guy (@thepointsguy) July 21, 2016
After seeing The Points Guy tweet about cheap airfare to Asia this week I looked into it and found an American Airlines flight from JFK to LAX to HKG for just $500 round trip. I went to Priceline and booked it right away. Immediately after that I called the American Executive Platinum desk to request a system wide upgrade since the whole trip is on American operated planes. This is my first experience using a system wide upgrade that didn’t immediately clear, so fingers crossed I will be in business class for the roughly 15 hour flight.
Back when I wrote the United Tips & Tricks post last week i mentioned that I wanted to try Singapore Air, and this presented the opportunity! I redeemed 47,000 Citi ThankYou points for a round trip business class ticket from Hong Kong to Singapore on the brand new Airbus A350! Be sure to keep a look out for a trip report in mid September!