AA – $757 to $800: NYC (JFK) – HO CHI MINH CITY (SGN). R/T

$757 ticket from New York City to Ho Chi Minh City is the lowest fare for this route for a long time. The recent gas price drop probably plays a major role in international airfare super discount. Vietnamese New Year is on Feb 19, 2015 therefore I would try to find a date around those times to experience holiday in Vietnam. This is very similar to the $767 ticket from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City I posted yesterday.

Eva Airlines and China Airlines (Taiwanese airlines who will stop in Taipei) seem to offer very cheap tickets for this route too.

Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

Sample Travel Date:

  • Jan 12th to Jan 21st
  • Routing:
    • New York City (JFK) – Tokyo (NRT) –  Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
    • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)– Tokyo (NRT) – New York City (JFK)

jfk sgn 01-12 to 01-21

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from Jan 10th to Apr 15th which means you need to complete all of the flights by Apr 15th. Most available dates are in Jan, Feb and April
  • Flights departure on Monday through Thursday which means your departure flights and return flights need to start on a weekday

How to search for Availability and Book the tickets

Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:

  • Departing from: JFK
  • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa+
  • Destination: SGN
  • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+
  • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
  • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
  • Length of Stay: put 1-8 or 8-15 days. You can put any numbers in there. 8-15 days mean you want the whole trip to last from 8 to 15 days

Book the tickets at OneTravel.com and use code “ny15”  for another $10 off

nyc-sgn ita

Fare Class:

  • Q and S Class and this flight allows two stop-overs in SFO/LAX/SAN/DFW/CHI/NYC/BOS  for $100 each.

Hotel:

United: – $767: HOUSTON (IAH) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN). R/T

Update at 3:53 PM – I only see $767 ticket for Mar 18th to Apr 30th now. You can book $800 ticket from American Airline for February during Vietnamese New Year

$767 ticket from Houston to Ho Chi Minh City is the lowest fare for this route for a long time. The recent gas price drop probably plays a major role in international airfare super discount. Vietnamese New Year is on Feb 19, 2015 therefore I would try to find a date around those times to experience holiday in Vietnam

Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City

Sample Travel Date:

  • Mar 26th to Apr 9th
  • Routing:
    • Houston (IAH) – Newark(EWR) – Hong Kong (HKG) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
    • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) – Hong Kong (HKG) – San Francisco (SFO) – Houston (IAH)

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Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from Jan 23th to Apr 30th which means you need to complete all of the flights by Apr 30th
  • Flights departure on Monday through Thursday which means your departure flights and return flights need to start on a weekday

How to search for Availability and Book the tickets

Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:

  • Departing from: IAH
  • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ / f bc=k
  • Destination: SGN
  • Return Advanced Routing Code: ua+ / f bc=k
  • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
  • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
  • Length of Stay: put 1-8 or 8-15 days. You can put any numbers in there. 8-15 days mean you want the whole trip to last from 8 to 15 days

Book the tickets at OneTravel.com and use code “ny15”  for another $10 off

iah-sgn matrix

Fare Class:

  • K and this flight allows two stop-overs for $100 each. It means that you can flight this route and stop in Hong Kong for a few days for an extra of $100
    • Houston (IAH) – Newark(EWR) – Hong Kong (HKG) – Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)

Frontier: – $37: Austin/Houston (IAH) – Denver (DEN). r/t – nonstop

Denver

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  • If you want to buy cheap Ski Lift, visit Keystone to get a $66 day lift
  • Here is a good place for $14 per day for Ski rental
  • Use Hotel Tonight for hotel booking with $25 credit

Sample Travel Date:

  • Austin – Denver
    • Dec 6th – Dec 9th
    • Dec 9th – Dec 11th
  • Houston (IAH) – Denver
    • Dec 6th – Dec 8th
    • Dec 9th – Dec 11th

Mileage:

  • 1,550 Frontier miles or 2.5 cent per mile

How to book:

Aus-Den

IAH-Den

 

United: – $681: Chicago (ORD) – Beijing (PEK). Round-Trip & Nonstop

Tiananmen_beijing_Panorama

Don’t have any plan for Thanksgiving why not visiting Beijing for a week or two with this crazy non-stop airfare deal on United.

Sample Travel Date:

  • Nov 27th – Dec 4th
  • Nov 27th – Dec 9th
  • Nov 27th – Dec 11th
  • Nov 20th – Dec 4th

Ord-Pek

Fare Availability:

  • Valid travel days: Thursday and Saturday
  • Availability: November and December

Mileage:

  • 13,120 United miles or 5.1 cent per mile
  • You can use 12,500 United miles for a one-way award ticket in the US/Canada

How to book:

Allegiant– $51: Austin – Orlando (SFB). One Way

CUADRO-centrales-21

Allegiant launches a new route from Austin to Orlando Stanford International Airport (SFB) from Feb 13th, 2015. SFB is a small airport in the north of Orlando and it is different from Orlando International Airport (MCO). SFB is close to Daytona Beach if you are interested in a beach destination. Flights are on Mondays and Fridays only. Tickets will start from $51 one-way. So Therefore you can fly for as cheap as $100 round-trip.

- Allegiant will give you $8 discount if you book with a Debit Card

- They charge $30 for carry-on bag and $40 for checked bag round-trip

Even with the bag fees, you are paying $131 for a normal $200 ticket on Southwest

Sample Travel Date:

  • Feb 23rd – Feb 27th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid travel days: Monday and Friday
  • Availability: Feb to May, 2015

Mileage:

  • Allegiant doesn’t offer any mileage earning and doesn’t have a frequent flyer program

How to book:

Aus-SFB 1

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

Hanoi_Montage

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)

catania italy

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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