American: New York – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. $1,059. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

Fall and Winter is the perfect time to go to Vietnam — it won’t be so sweltering. One of our team members just came back from Ho Chi Minh City and wishes she had gone when it wasn’t so hot.

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

Sample Date:

  • October 3rd – 9th. Valid for travel until November 30th or January 1st – April 30th, 2013 for Monday through Thursday departures. Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and flexible month search to see availability. Must purchase by September 14th.


  • LGA – ORD (Chicago) – NRT (Tokyo) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – NRT – ORD – LGA


  • 20,268 miles or 5.2 cents per mile. Remember to collect your miles, 20,268 is almost enough for a domestic reward ticket and is enough for an one way reward ticket. In addition, flying another 4,800 miles this year with American is enough for elite status, giving you free checked baggage and priority check-in and boarding.


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 in the past for this service. It is much better than sending away your passport. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database.
  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND). $1USD = 20,840 VND.

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