United – $728: San Francisco – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Ho Chi Minh City.

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:

  • April 13th – 20th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound in April Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 7 days in advance of departure and by January 20th (TODAY)
  • 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:

  • $630.01


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


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

  • W Class
  • $1,386


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: 15,680 miles or 4.6 cents per mile.
  • March 1st, 2015:  3,150 miles or a difference of 12,530 miles.

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Additional Search Options” and then “Narrow the search to my preferred airlines” and select United



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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 = 21,088 VND

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Comments (5)

  • tina 8 years ago Reply

    i been trying to add Japan as a stopover to this trip but it brings up the cost by a lot! can somebody please help a newbie out :/

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Tina – on ita try this:

    Departing From: SFO
    Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua hkg ua
    Destination: SGN
    Return Advanced Routing Code: NRT /minconnect 3600

    Number of Dates: 5-12

    Using that, we found this:
    April 29 – SFO – HKG – SGN
    May 10th – SGN – NRT
    May 13th – NRT – SFO

    For $840. Which is correct pricing — $720 + $100 stopover + additional taxes and fees. So just play around, its there. Read our stopover guide and read our how to book a quasi-complex itinerary guide on how to book something like that.

    tina 8 years ago

    Omg thank you sooo much! I’m gonna test it out right now!!!!

    Tina 8 years ago

    Do you happen to know if the price gone up already? I keep on trying to put it in the ITA search like you told me but it only shows me $1000+ ticket options ;(

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago

    @Tina – inventory is dynamic. so could’ve changed. we havent check.

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