A good sale to Vietnam. This is for travel in April 2015 when United’s new mileage earning rules go into effect. You can fly on United about about $20 less but lose out on a boatload of miles. Unless United decide to change their mileage accrual rules for partners, flying All Nippon Airways will still let you earn 100% mileage!
Sample Travel Date:
- April 6th – 13th, 2015
- Valid for travel on the outbound late March, 2015 – April 30th, 2015 for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 7 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: IAD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: nh+ /f bc=k
- Destination: SGN
- Return Advanced Routing Code: nh+ /f bc=k
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below
- Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
- How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
- IAD – NRT (Tokyo) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – NRT – IAD
- Two permitted at $100 each. None in Guam.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- 18,912 miles or 4.3 cents per mile. All Nippon Airways is a member of the Star Alliance and United partner. While the partner mileage earning chart might change, at the moment, this fare will earn 100% mileage with United.
How to Book:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “United” on the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section
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- 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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