China Airlines– $789: SAN FRANCISCO – HANOI. ROUNDTRIP, INCLUDING ALL TAXES

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Sample Travel Date:

  • Oct 16th – Oct 28th
  • The flight is marketed by Vietnam Airlines but operated by China Airlines. The layover time is minimal around 2 hours each way
  • Book at Onetravel.com
  • Use Promo Code: NY15 for another $15 off

SFO-HAN onetravel

Fare Availability:

  • Valid travel days: Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday
  • Availability: Oct 1st to Nov 18th

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: SFO
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ci+ (for China Airlines)
    • Destination: HAN
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: ci+
    • Use “Search Calendar for lowest fare” – Input 8-15 for trip length
    • ITA software is a fare searching tool and you can’t book tickets on the website

Mileage:

  • This is a very cheap ticket but it is a non-mileage earning one. If you fly whatever cheapest airline and don’t care about frequent miles, this is your deal

How to book:

  • Book at Onetravel.com
  • Use Promo Code: NY15 for another $15 off
  • Final price is $788.60

SFO-HAN onetravel final price

Hot Airfare – $193: JFK – Catania, Italy. ROUNDTRIP, INCLUDING ALL TAXES (Expired)

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This is a fantastic fare between JFK and Italy. The date and availability are very limited. You will also have to change airport from Milan Linate (LIN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) on the way back to the US.  You can spend 10 hours in Milan exploring the city. Here is a discussion on how to get from Milan Linate (LIN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Oct 24th – Oct 31st

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Hanoi Food

Hanoians like to eat heavy breakfast. We eat Phở, Vietnamese sandwich, sticky rice and many other heavy dishes in the morning. Most people start the day early at 5 AM so expect to hear street noise near your hotel early in the morning. There are regular restaurants that serve all types of Vietnamese food however most local would go to street stands for cheap delicious treat.

Here are some of my suggestion for yummy food in Hanoi.

1. Bún Thang: is probably the most distinctive dish of Hanoi. It includes duck eggs, organic chicken, pork ribs, vermicelli, dried shrimp, onion, dried onion,  fish sauce, brown sugar and vinegar.

Address: 31 Phan Dinh Phung – A point on the map

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Free Hotels in Asia from Hotel Quickly

Hotel Quickly

Have you heard of Hotel Quickly?

- It is a last minute hotel app focusing on Asia markets. They are offering $31-$56 free hotel credits and their hotels are <$10 and sometimes even free. Read on for more detail. At the moment they have hotel deals in the following countries:

  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Vietnam
  • Macau
  • Taiwan
  • Philippines
  • Cambodia

 

How it works:

  • Hotels have unsold room everyday and they are willing to offer deep discount to fill them up.
  • Hotel Quickly partners with a few hotels in different cities to offer that special savings to you.
  • They have a new batch of hotels from 8 AM to 4 AM everyday.
  • You can book up to 5 days from any given day.

 

It is simple to get up to $56 credit for free.

Step 1: Sign up on your App store or through HotelQuickly
Step 2: Click “Credits” and Redeem:

  • Enter DVIET = $15 free (New customer only)
  • Then enter HQAWARDS = $5.
  • 7HEAVENHOTEL = $25 Credit (For Hong Kong hotels)
  • Then enter SNYBPB = for another $11 credit
  • SHOFF = $10 Credit (New customer only)
  • Then Enter SURVYAY = for additional 5% off.
  • Then enter USANDUS for another $26 Credit (only valid for USA Hotels. They don’t have any hotels in the US yet so it might be useful for future)

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Expert Travel Booking Service

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  • Where you would like to go
  • Travel date range
  • Transportation and lodging types

I could help you to figure out how to save the most money on your trips. My service is free for now but I might start charging in the future if the model works out.

 

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Deal Pages – Offer Pages

I have been searching for the best way to compile all of the hotel/airline/car rental coupons at one place and recently found out that my company starts this new concept of “Offer Page“. This “Offer Page” allows you to select/heart any offer you like on Offers.com website and they are automatically added to your personal page. Offers in the personal page can be moved around by the creator for important sorting and display.

The nice things about this “Offer Page” are its visual appealing look, its discount amount and it is an easy way for me to put a bunch of good travel deals at one place. In addition, when you add an offer, the website will recommend you other similar types of offers and savings.

My Offer/Deal Page Link

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Right now, I see a bunch of good coupons for Hertz, Travelocity, Expedia, Enterprise Rent a Car and Budget. I want to add more offers as well but afraid that they would clutter the page and make it harder for reader’s digesting.

Here is an offer at its original state

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Here is the offer when you hover over it. You can see the “code” area. You can Favorite, Comment or Share this offer.hertz 2

If you like this concept, you can create your own personal page by signing up for an account. You can then share your savings tricks with family members and friends. If this is too much work for you, then just follow me for deals’ updates or save this link for future use

Please give us feedback about what improvement you want to see from this Offer Page.