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Via The Flight Deal, you can fly round-trip in coach from New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, to Jakarta, Bangkok, or Ho Chi Minh City for ~$365+. You can even fly into one city and leave from another with this deal, so you can see 2 Southeast Asian cities for cheap!
I found a flight from New York (LaGuardia) to Ho Chi Minh City on September 20, 2016, and returning from Bangkok on September 27, 2016, for ~$429.
And a ticket from San Francisco to Jakarta on October 5, 2016, returning from Bangkok on October 12, 2016, for ~$395.
These fares are valid for travel on ANA from September 2016 through early December 2016.
Here are the details. And how to search for these deals!
How to Book It
Link: ITA Matrix
Link: Google Flights
Link: The Flight Deal
Then book directly on the airline website or through a site like Orbitz.
If you book a ticket with an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline 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!
If you book a sale flight, remember there are lots of ways to get cheap or free hotel rooms with points from credit card bonuses and spending.
Remember, you can transfer flexible points like Chase Ultimate Rewards or American Express Membership Rewards to different hotel programs.
Note: If you prefer to book paid stays, 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 another terrific way to save money on accommodations, especially for longer stays. Here are some tips on how to negotiate a better Airbnb price, and how to find a safe and comfortable Airbnb.