Bangkok is a great starting point to the rest of Southeast Asia due to the numerous low cost carriers based there. Use skyscanner.net to search for low cost carrier options.
Sample Travel Date:
- September 1st – 8th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from August 20th – November 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=k
- Destination: BKK
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=k
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “5-12” (the max date range is 7 days. So 0-7, 5-12, 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
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – NRT (Tokyo) – BKK (Bangkok) – NRT – SFO. Segments between Japan and Bangkok will be operated by All Nippon Airways under United flight numbers
- Two permitted at $100 each. None in Guam.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
- Miles Flown: 15,990 miles or 4.7 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 15,990 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 3,225 miles
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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- Currency: Thai Bhat (THB). $1USD = 32.59 THB
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- No Foreign Transaction Fee Credit Cards to save on international purchases
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