Deal Alert: West Coast to Hong Kong From $474 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.

In many opinions, Hong Kong is a perfect combination of the best
of East and West. And if you want to check it out for yourself,
you’ve got some excellent cheap options from West Coast gateways
of Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Plus, for anyone
looking for a year-end mileage run, this is a decent option as
cheap as 3.2 cents per flown mile. But
make sure that it actually makes sense for you to spend extra money
to get elite status
.

If you’re planning on booking an American Airlines flight, you
may want to check prices on AA Vacations. If you book a flight
package through AA Vacations now through Dec. 26,
you’ll score 20,000 bonus AA miles
 (worth $280 based on

current TPG valuations
). Plus, you might be able to score more
miles and Elite Qualify Dollars (EQD) by booking
this deal as a Special Fare
. Just note that
Special Fare earnings are being cut in half starting Jan. 1,
2019
.

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.

Airlines: United, Hong Kong Airlines, American
Airlines, Cathay Pacific
Routes: LAX/SFO to HKG
Cost: $474+ round-trip nonstop
Travel Dates: November 2018 — May
2019
Pay With: The
Platinum Card® from American Express
 (5x on
airfare booked directly with the airline
), Citi Premier
Card
Chase Sapphire
Reserve
American Express® Gold
Card
Citi
Prestige
 (3x on airfare plus excellent trip delay insurance)
or Chase Sapphire
Preferred
 (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $474
round-trip nonstop on United:

San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $509
round-trip nonstop on Hong Kong Airlines:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $511 round-trip
nonstop on Cathay Pacific:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $511 round-trip
nonstop on Hong Kong Airlines:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) for $511 round-trip
nonstop on American Airlines:

Maximize Your Purchase

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
), Chase Sapphire
Reserve
American Express® Gold
Card
Citi
Premier
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.

Featured image by Getty Images.

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
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