Deal Alert: Winter Getaways to Southeast Asia From $461 Round-Trip on SkyTeam Partners
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 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.
Already dreading this year’s winter? Break up the gray and gloom with a sunny visit to Southeast Asia that won’t cut into your comfort food budget. All of the deals below are available for around $500 or less round-trip, with most departing out of Los Angeles. Your best bet is to search Google Flights for desired dates, and then book through Expedia or Priceline.
Airline: Xiamen, China Eastern
Routes: LAX/SFO/JFK to MNL/BKK/SIN/CNX/DPS
Cost: $461+ round-trip in economy
Dates: August-November 2018 and January-March 2019
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline.
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
New York (JFK) to Manila (MNL) on Skyteam partner China Eastern Airlines for $461 round-trip via Expedia:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Bali Denpasar (DPS) on Skyteam partner Xiamen Airlines for $482 round-trip via Priceline:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) on Skyteam partner Xiamen Airlines for $483 round-trip via Expedia:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) on Skyteam partner Xiamen Airlines for $503 round-trip via Priceline:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX) on Skyteam partner China Eastern Airlines for $504 round-trip via Expedia:
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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold or 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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June 13, 2018 at 07:31PM