Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia from $387 rt on major airlines

The cheap flights just keep coming. This time, it’s round trip
flights from $387 to southeast Asia destinations, all on alliance

These are some of the lowest cash price tickets you’ll see for
getting to the other side of the world, even amidst the many great sales kicking off
the year. Even better, many of these flights are operated on
alliance airlines, meaning that you can fly on an Asian airline but
still earn valuable miles toward travel on American, United and
other U.S. carriers.

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Some of these fares may book into
basic economy
, which means different things on different
airlines, but often means you may not have free use of the overhead
bins for a carry-on
bag. You probably also won’t be able to
select your seat,
 get an
, or earn PQM/PQS/PQDs. However, it’s possible to
defeat many of basic economy’s negative aspects by having

elite status
 or a cobranded
credit card

To find a deal, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and
destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find
dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book
directly with the airline or an OTA like Orbitz or Expedia.

Here’s what you need to know:

Airline: China Eastern, Xiamen, Air China,
Routes: LAX/SFO and more to
Cost: from $387 round trip
Dates: January — May
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American
 (5x on
airfare booked directly with the airline
), Citi
Prestige® Card
 (5x on airfare), Citi
Premier℠ Card
Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked
directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

The information for the Citi Prestige Card and Citi Premier Card
has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card
details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card

Here are some examples of specific flights that are

Los Angeles (LAX) to Taipei (TSA) for $384 round trip on
Xiamen Air via Vayama: 

San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $436 round
trip on Air China via Gotogate: 


San Francisco (SFO) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) for $437
round trip on China Eastern via Expedia: 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) for
$438 round trip on Xiamen Air via Gotogate: 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $443 round trip
on Xiamen Air via Vayama: 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $453 round trip
on Xiamen Air via Vayama: 


Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points
on airfare purchases, such as The
Platinum Card® from American Express
 (5x on
flights booked directly with airlines or American Express
), Chase Sapphire
American Express® Gold
Citi Premier CardCiti
Prestige Card
 (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred
 (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this
 for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image by Getty Images.

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
Taipei, Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia from 7 rt on major airlines