United / Cathay Pacific – $634: San Francisco / Los Angeles / Chicago / New York / Boston – Hong Kong. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

A good sale to Hong Kong on United and Cathay Pacific for late Summer and Fall travel from:

  • San Francisco [SFO] – nonstop for both United and Cathay Pacific
  • Los Angeles [LAX] – nonstop for Cathay Pacific. United will be a few dollars more
  • Chicago [ORD] – nonstop for both United and Cathay Pacific
  • New York / Newark [NYC] – nonstop for both United and Cathay Pacific
  • Boston [BOS] – nonstop for Cathay Pacific. United will be a few dollars more

United out of Los Angeles and Boston will be $15 more.

Sailing in Hong Kong - Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sailing in Hong Kong – Photo: Prachanart Viriyaraks via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample from San Francisco on United
  • August 29th – September 5th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from late August – early October. 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
      • For availability from other cities, replace SFO with airport code listed above
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: ua+ /f bc=k
      • For Cathay Pacific availability, replace ua+ /f bc=k with cx on the Outbound and Return Advanced Routing Code fields
    • Destination: HKG
    • 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” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Book” section below.

Fare Class:

  • United: K
  • Cathay Pacific: Q (Non-mileage earning with American. 25% with British Airway and Cathay Pacific)

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $555.81


  • SFO – HKG (Hong Kong) – SFO.


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

  • W Class
  • $1,022 (will vary depending on departure city)


  • Miles Flown: 13,810 miles or 4.6 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 13,810 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 2,779 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” or “Cathay Pacific” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.




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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). $1USD = 7.8 HKD

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Comments (5)

  • Thomas 7 years ago Reply

    Hi I search this deal in Sept and it turns out that you can get ever cheaper price $599 with Air China
    Sept 6 for 12 nights

    The Flight Deal 7 years ago Reply

    @Thomas – in our opinion, not worth saving the $35 to connect in Beijing or fly with Air China (we are not fans of any mainland Chinese airlines)

    Thomas 7 years ago

    I totally agree with you, I personally has not travel to Asia with any China airline, mostly go with Japan air or Cathay, but just like to post the option .. some people wouldn’t mind saving $35 for anything 🙂

  • Charlie 7 years ago Reply

    Should be a riot!

  • Jeannie 7 years ago Reply

    Did anyone find any stopovers for $100? I wasn’t able to find any.

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