Won’t Last: Fly Round-Trip to India or Asia for Under $400!

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Won’t Last:  Fly Round-Trip to India or Asia for Under $400!

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Via View From the Wing, you can fly from New York (JFK) or Chicago to India and lots of cities in Asia, including Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, and more, for under $400 round-trip in coach!

The sale fares are for flights on China Eastern Airlines.  And are valid for travel October 11, 2017, through December 9, 2017, and January 2018 through April 2018.

For example, I found a flight from New York (JFK) to Delhi, India, for ~$374, departing November 22, 2017, and returning November 29, 2017.

Fare Sale To Asia And India
Score a Cheap Flight to India With This Fare Sale. And Visit the Country’s Stunningly Beautiful Ancient Ruins!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

How to Book It

Link:   ITA Matrix

Link:   Google Flights

Link:   Momondo

Link:   View From the Wing

You can check View From the Wing for how to book.  And you can also see my posts for how to use the ITA Matrix or Google Flights to find sale dates, or use Momondo to search.

Then book directly on the 3rd-party site Vayama.com.  Because the prices appear higher on China Eastern Airlines’ site.

Just note, Vayama does NOT offer free cancellation within 24 hours, like other 3rd-party sites do.  So be sure of your plans before making a reservation!

Hotel Information

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.

Check out my favorite Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, and Starwood hotels in Asia and India!

To find hotels that can be booked with points, I use 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.  

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.

Use a Credit Card That Earns Bonus Miles & Points

These cards earn bonus miles or points for paid airfare:

Card NameWhat It Earns
American Express® Gold Card
- 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

- Terms apply
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on airfare purchased directly from airlines on the first $50,000 when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
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

- Terms apply
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 Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

- 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

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
Or pay with an airline credit card for specific perks!

And if you book a hotel, don’t forget to use one of these cards:

Card NameWhat It Earns
SimplyCash® Plus Business Credit Card from American Express
- 3% cash back on hotel rooms purchased directly from hotels on the first $50,000 when you choose this as your 3% cash back category

- Here's my review of the card

- Terms apply
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 Reserve
- Earn 3 miles per $1 on travel and dining

- $300 statement credit for travel purchases per calendar year (including hotels, airfare, etc.)

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

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

- Extend your trip with a complimentary 4th night stay at any hotel of your choice
Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card
InkBusinessPreferred
- Earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards points on the first $150,000 spent on travel, including airfare & hotels each year

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

Bottom Line

Flights from New York (JFK) and Chicago to many cities in Asia and India are on sale with China Eastern Airlines!  Fares are less than $400 round-trip in coach!

You can use ITA Matrix or Google Flights to find sale dates, or use Momondo to search.  Then book on Vayama.com, which has cheaper rates than China Eastern Airlines’ site.

This deal is valid for travel October 11, 2017, through December 9, 2017, and January 2018 through April 2018.  I suspect this won’t last long, so book soon if you want to get in on the deal!

Let me know if you book a cheap flight!

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Can I book it and upgrade using miles???