United is having a huge sale for flights going from most East coast cities to Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam. For about $600 including taxes and fees, you’ll get a round trip ticket to Asia, that’s a pretty unbeatable deal! The dates are mostly for late summer to early fall, which is when you’d want to be in Southeast Asia anyways – to skip out on the sweltering heat.
Ho Chi Minh is my hometown and I grew up there, so I always welcome an opportunity to go back. Plus the food is amazing, so that’s a bonus. When I saw these prices, I was very excited, so if you’re looking to visit Asia this fall, reserve your tickets now before they are all gone. Just a reminder – United does allow you to cancel within 24 hours without any penalties. When you put in the date of your flight, make sure you select the ‘flexible date’ option to give you a better chance of finding the cheaper tickets. Book your ticket and look forward to a steaming bowl of pho on the other side of the world.
Just saw another deal to Asia, this time going from Toronto to Singapore. This one won’t last long and availability is pretty limited. Some flights can be booked as American Airlines codeshares (meaning: you can earn full AA elite qualifying miles as long as you book them with AA flight numbers). These flights go from Toronto through ORD (Chicago) or JFK (New York). Then you transfer onto Cathay Pacific all the way to Singapore. If you’ve never flown on Cathay Pacific, you don’t know what you’re missing! Other airlines like United and Delta are also matching these reduced rates. These fare war are great for us travelers. Continue reading →
Overlooking Victoria harbor from Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong
It’s that time of year again when people are looking to do their mileage run to build up their status for the following year. We did this last year by flying to Japan and South Korea on the Thanksgiving weekend. When you are doing something like this, you want to look for long flights, preferably to Asia or Africa with low airfares. Basically getting the most miles for your money. Continue reading →