Hot! $465 to Asia, Fly Between Dallas & Orlando for $80, Miami & New York for $96, South Africa for $594

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Here are some fare deals for folks looking for a getaway!

Secret Flying reports cheap tickets from Los Angeles to 5 cities in Asia starting at ~$465 round-trip in coach on China Southern.

And via The Flight Deal, American Airlines has fares between Dallas and Orlando for ~$80 round-trip.  Or between Miami and New York for only ~$96!

Hot 465 To Asia Fly Between Dallas Orlando For 80 Miami New York For 96 South Africa For 594

Bangkok, Thailand, Is 1 of 5 Cities in Asia You Can Visit for Under $500!

The Flight Deal also let us know about fares from New York or Washington, DC, to Johannesburg, South Africa, for ~$594 round-trip on South African Airways!

You can search for these fares using ITA Matrix or Google Flights, then book them on the airline websites.

These are fast-moving deals, so book soon!

How to Book

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Here’s how to use Google Flights to find sale dates.

If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz or Expedia, you may be eligible for a refund within a short time of booking your ticket.  Check out my post on cancellation policies for airlines and online travel agencies for more details!

5 Cities in Asia from Los Angeles

Via Secret Flying, China Southern has cheap tickets to 5 cities in Asia for under $500 round-trip from Los Angeles:

  • Taipei, Taiwan, for ~$465
  • Manila, Philippines, for ~$476
  • Bangkok, Thailand, for  ~$479
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, for ~$490
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for ~$494

I found flights from Los Angeles to Manila, Philippines, for ~$476 in February!

Hot 465 To Asia Fly Between Dallas Orlando For 80 Miami New York For 96 South Africa For 594

A Terrific Deal to the Philippines From Los Angeles – Only ~$476 Round-Trip!

These fares have limited availability for travel in February and March 2016.

Between Dallas and Orlando, or New York and Miami

The Flight Deal reports cheap fares on American Airlines between Dallas and Orlando.  Fly between the 2 cities for only ~$80 round-trip!

I found tickets from Dallas to Orlando for ~$80!

Hot 465 To Asia Fly Between Dallas Orlando For 80 Miami New York For 96 South Africa For 594

Sneak Away for a Disney Vacation With the Family for Just ~$80 Round-Trip From Dallas to Orlando

Tickets are available in late October to early November 2015 for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday departures.  You must purchase your ticket at least 21 days in advance, and they’re extremely limited.  So book now if you want to visit either city!

There’s also a fare sale between New York and Miami on American Airlines.  Tickets are only ~$96 round-trip!

Hot 465 To Asia Fly Between Dallas Orlando For 80 Miami New York For 96 South Africa For 594

A Perfect Fall Getaway – Fly Between Miami and New York for ~$96 Round-Trip

Travel during the last week of October, and be sure to purchase your ticket 21 days in advance.  Tickets are extremely limited, so book as soon as possible if you’d like to visit either city later this month!

Note:  You can hold a reservation on American Airlines for up to 24 hours and get a full refund if you change your mind.

If you pay for these flights with the Citi Executive AAdvantage MasterCard, you’ll earn 2X American Airlines miles per $1 spent on American Airlines.

Remember, folks with the Citi Prestige can use Citi ThankYou points to purchase tickets at a rate of 1.6 cents per point on American Airlines.  So check the Citi ThankYou travel portal for these fares!

New York or Washington, DC, to South Africa

Also via The Flight Deal, fly from New York or Washington, DC, to South Africa on South African Airways starting at ~$594 round-trip in coach.

Fly to Johannesburg for ~$594, or to Cape Town for ~$719.

Seats are available from late October to early December 2015.  Be sure to buy your ticket 7 days in advance.

Hot 465 To Asia Fly Between Dallas Orlando For 80 Miami New York For 96 South Africa For 594

If You’ve Always Wanted to Visit South Africa, This Is an Excellent Opportunity!

I found seats from from New York non-stop to Johannesburg, South Africa, for ~$594 round-trip.  It’s almost summer in the Southern Hemisphere, so this is a perfect time to visit South Africa and save money doing it!

Note:   South African Airways is a member of Star Alliance.  So you can credit the miles from this trip to your favorite Star Alliance airline, like United Airlines!

What If You’re Not in 1 of These Cities?

Southwest – If you need more Southwest points, Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to Southwest.  Plus, if you have the Southwest Companion Pass, a friend can fly with you for (almost) free!

British Airways – If you’re a short flight away from an included city, you can save miles by using British Airways Avios points to book an award flight on American Airlines.

Chase Ultimate Rewards points , American Express Membership Rewards points, and Starwood Preferred Guest points transfer to British Airways.

Which Card to Use?

Remember to use a card that will earn you bonus points:

Card NameWhat It Earns
The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3X category (otherwise earn 2X points)

- Here's my review of the card

Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- Earn 3X American Express Membership Rewards points for airfare purchased directly from airlines

- $100 Airline fee credit. Up to $100 a year for incidental fees with your selected airline

- Here's my review of the card
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card
The Platinum Card® from American Express
- Earn 5X American Express Membership Rewards points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel

- $200 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $200 a year in baggage fees and more at 1 airline

- Here's my review of the card
Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard®

- Earn 2 miles per $1 on all purchases

- Use miles for travel statement credits (minimum 10,000 miles for $100)

- Here's my review of the card
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
- Earn 2X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Citi Prestige® Card - Earn 3X ThankYou points for airfare & hotels

- $250 statement credit for airfare & baggage fees each calendar year

- Here's my review of the card
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare each year

- Here's my review of the card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card- Earn 3X ThankYou points for travel, including airfare

- Here's my review of the card
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

Get Free Hotel Nights With These Cards

Link:   Hot Deals – Hotel Credit Cards

If you book a cheap flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending!

Here’s my post on 5 top Starwood hotels in Asia & Australia to book with Starwood points!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I like using Hotel Hustle (which even shows you if rooms are actually available!) or AwardMapper.

Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.

Hot 465 To Asia Fly Between Dallas Orlando For 80 Miami New York For 96 South Africa For 594

Don’t Forget You Can Transfer Points From Bank and Airline Programs to Hotels Like Hilton

Check out my posts on all the ways to earn Hilton and Hyatt points!

Note:  Folks who want to book paid stays could check out discount sites like Orbitz, Expedia, or TravelPony for deals.  But remember you won’t get stay credits or points (and might not have your elite status recognized).

Airbnb is a great way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays.

Read my tips on how to negotiate a better price on Airbnb!

Bottom Line

There are some terrific flight deals available today!

Fly from Los Angeles to 5 cities in Asia for under $500.  Tickets are available in February and March 2016, and there are some interesting cities on the list!

Or, fly between Dallas and Orlando for ~$80 round-trip on American Airlines in late October or early November.  You must depart on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday and buy your ticket 21 days in advance.

Folks in Miami or New York can fly between the 2 cities for ~$96, but tickets are extremely limited.  Travel during the last week of October and keep in mind there’s a 21-day advance purchase requirement.

If you’re in New York or Washington, DC, you can visit Johnannesburg, South Africa, for ~$594 round-trip, or Cape Town, South Africa, for ~$719 round-trip from late October to early December, on South African Airways.  Be sure to purchase your ticket 7 days in advance.

There are some great deals today!  Let me know if you plan a trip!

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