United – Under $800: United States – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United is pricing Ho Chi Minh City lower than normal from a lot of cities. Ho Chi Minh City from the East Coast and Central US is normally over $900 on a good sale, $1,000 on a normal sale. So this is a very good fare.

Here’s where we found availability from East Coast and Central US:

  • Newark [EWR]
  • New York [JFK or LGA]
  • Washington D.C. [WAS]
  • Boston [BOS]
  • Philadelphia [PHL]
  • Miami [MIA]
  • Dallas [DFW]
  • Chicago [ORD]
  • Cleveland [CLE]
  • Tampa [TPA]
  • New Orleans [MSY]
  • Houston [IAH]
  • Charlotte [CLT]
  • Atlanta [ATL]
  • Detroit [DTW]
  • Minneapolis [MSP]
  • Buffalo [BUF]
  • St. Louis [STL]
  • Omaha [OMA]
  • Oklahoma City [OKC]
  • Pittsburgh [PIT]
  • Hartford [BDL]

West Coast

  • Seattle [SEA]
  • Portland [PDX]
  • Phoenix [PHX]
  • San Francisco [SFO]
  • Los Angeles [LAX]

Base on these spot checks, its likely this is available pretty much from every city big or small from the United States. $800 from the West Coast is a normal sale — so it isn’t as exciting as from the East Coast or Central US.

Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Photo: Jorge Láscar via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Photo: Jorge Láscar via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from Newark
  • November 3rd – 10th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound until December 11th or January 12th, 2015 – April 30th for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $689.21


  • EWR – SFO (San Francisco) – HKG (Hong Kong) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – HKG – EWR. Certain segments might be operated by All Nippon Airways / Air Japan under United flight numbers


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $1,579


United will be revenue based mileage earning starting March 1st, 2015. Miles will be earn base on elite qualifying dollars multiple by 5 as base level earning and up to 11 for 1K level members. We will be showing the 2015 base mileage earning for all United fares going forward to show how negative the changes are for a majority of United flyers.

  • 2014: 19,303 miles or 4.0 cents per mile.
  • March 1st, 2015:  3,446 miles or a difference of 15,857 miles.

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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 + $45 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. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database.
  • Currency: Vietnamese Dong (VND). $1USD = 21,276 VND

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Comments (4)

  • Michael Wu 6 years ago Reply

    $789 from SFO. Can’t seem to get any stopovers to price out, the only fares that come up are L fares, which are $200 more.

  • Michael Wu 6 years ago Reply

    Wait sorry, can’t get any to price out on the way back. Can on the way there. $901 to both HKG and SGN

    Michael Wu 6 years ago Reply

    NRT works too for $910 from San Francisco

    The Flight Deal 6 years ago

    @Michael – nice1

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