United – Starting $465: Chicago / Newark / San Francisco / Los Angeles – Ho Chi Minh City / Hong Kong / Kuala Lumpur / Manila / Taipei / Jakarta. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

United didn’t really want to play with the Europe deals. But they got some great Asia fares

Chicago [ORD]:

  • Ho Chi Minh City [SGN] – $465
  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $533
  • Taipei [TPE] – $536

Newark [EWR]

  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $533
  • Ho Chi Minh City [SGN] – $564

San Francisco [SFO]

  • Ho Chi Minh City [SGN] – $497
  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $533
  • Kuala Lumpur [KUL] – $516
  • Jakarta [CGK] – $543

Los Angeles [LAX]

  • Ho Chi Minh City [SGN] – $512
  • Jakarta [CGK] – $539
  • Kuala Lumpur [KUL] – $526
  • Manila [MNL] – $538
  • Hong Kong [HKG] – $548

We are listing ITA prices except for Chicago – Ho Chi Minh City which is $472, but likely is $465 when you use dates found on ITA and buy on Priceline. So Priceline might price these slightly lower.

Priceline cancellation policy is next business day. If you buy now, you have until MONDAY at 11:30PM Eastern to cancel. Buy then plan. That’s almost 72 hours to sort out your plans when buying on a Friday at Priceline.

We are in the process of updating the post. These are preliminary finds.

Here are some practical travel tips for Kuala Lumpur.

Per Fare Deal Alert, also available out of Houston and San Diego

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 Chicago to Ho Chi Minh City
  • September 20th – 28th

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel on the outbound from September – early December for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Availability is limited. 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:

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

Fare Class:

  • K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  •  $372.80


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


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

  • W Class
  • $1,108


  • Miles Flown: 17,681 miles or 2.6 cents per mile
  • Elite Qualifying Miles: 17,681 miles
  • Redeemable Miles: 1,864 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 under the Advanced Options section of the form.




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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 = 22,222 VND

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