United – About $550: New York / Los Angeles / Dallas / Philadelphia / Miami / Phoenix / Charlotte / St. Louis – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

In addition to putting Taipei on sale for under $550 from a lot of cities, United is also attacking American hubs with fares for about $550 to Ho Chi Minh City.

We found availability from the following American hubs:

  • New York [NYC]
  • Los Angeles [LAX]
  • Dallas [DFW]
  • Philadelphia [PHL]
  • Miami [MIA]
  • Phoenix [PHX]
  • Charlotte [CLT]
  • St. Louis [STL]

But not Washington D.C. or Chicago.

AA flyers – you can fly from New York during the same travel period for $683.

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 New York/Newark
  • October 19th – 26th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel from September 1st – November 15th with a 3 day minimum stay. 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:

  • $461.60


  • EWR – HKG (Hong Kong) – SGN (Ho Chi Minh City) – HKG – EWR


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

  • W Class
  • $1,514


  • Miles Flown: 17,772 miles or 3.1 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 17,772 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,308 miles

How to Book:

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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 = 21,547 VND

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Comments (6)

  • duc 8 years ago Reply

    Earning on United is only 2,500 miles. Is there any other airline I can credit to get more miles?

    veeRob 8 years ago Reply

    50% on Turkish

  • Ian Restil 8 years ago Reply

    I don’t think there are many people flying out of American cities going to a nation they ravaged…Canadians on connecting flights maybe?

    The Flight Deal 8 years ago Reply

    @Ian Restil – presumptuous. here are figures on visitors by country to vietnam: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Vietnam

    Meerhan Jacobs 8 years ago Reply

    I think you need to venture a lil bit more out of the US and all these so-called First world countries. Start reading more about traveling and exploring you’d be surprised how many foreign tourists go to places like Vietnam.

  • veeRob 8 years ago Reply

    50% on Turkish.

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