United: San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. $912. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

This is a good fare for late Summer and Fall travel to Ho Chi Minh City. Southeast Asia is best in the Fall and Winter when the weather isn’t as hot as the Summer. Use Ho Chi Minh City as the springboard to visit the rest of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Photo: David McKelvey, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Date:

  • October 2nd – 10th. Valid for travel from September 4th – November 30th for Monday through Thursday departures. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability and enable advance routing codes and input “hkg” on both inbound and outbound advance routing codes field . Must purchase by July 10th


  • SFO – HKG (Hong Kong) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – HKG – SFO


  • 15,676 miles or 5.8 cents per mile. Remember to collect your miles, 15,676 miles is more than enough for an one-way domestic award ticket! Miles = free travel.


Background Information:

  • Visa Requirements: US Citizens. Visa required prior to arrival. Prices vary. However, you may have an agent arrange a visa for pick-up upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City Airport for a $20-25 handling fee paid upfront + $25 for the visa itself (also payable upon arrival). The Flight Deal team has used VietnamStay.com in the past for this service. It is much better than sending away your passport.
  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND). $1USD = 20,820 VND.

Tips for saving when using credit cards at international destinations:


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