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

Skyteam, One World, Star Alliance

My friend asked me if she doesn’t fly United that often why she should collect their miles.

The answer is very simple – Airlines form alliances  – and you can redeem American/Delta/United/US Airways miles on any of their alliance partners

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There are three biggest airline alliances in the world

SKYTEAM: Delta is the only US-based airline however you can use its miles to fly Korean Airline, China Airlines and Vietnam Airlines to most of Asia. You can use Delta miles to fly Air France and KLM to Europe

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One World: American Airline is the leading airline in this smallest alliance, you can use American Airline miles to fly Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific to Asia or British Airways & Air Berlin to Europe

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Star Alliance: is the biggest alliance with United and US Airways. You can use United and US Airways miles to fly Asiana, ANA, Thai, Air China, Singapore to Asia; Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian to Europe