Sorry for reposting this — but there’s another price drop. Now $330 roundtrip for Hong Kong and $386 for Taipei. Delta is attacking United’s fares to Hong Kong and Taipei. Priceline might still might price this at $356 for Hong Kong and $414 for Taipei on the search results page, but if you click thru, it should reprice to $330 and $386.
At this price, seriously, buy and then plan. Use Priceline’s risk free 24 hour cancellation policy. If it doesn’t work out, you have until 11:30PM Eastern tomorrow to cancel risk free.
Update 7/20/2016 @ 4:30PM Eastern – Hong Kong fare is gone. Taipei is still available.
Sample Travel Date:
- Sample to Hong Kong
- September 20th – 27th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from September – early December for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Availability after October is extremely 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:
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- For Taipei: replace dl+ /f bc=v with “lax,sea nrt” without the quotes on the Outbound Advanced Routing Code field
- Destination: HKG
- For Taipei availability, replace HKG with TPE on the Destination field:
- Return Advanced Routing Code: dl+ /f bc=v
- For Taipei: replace dl+ /f bc=v with “nrt lax,sea” without the quotes on the Return Advanced Routing Code field
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “3-10” (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.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- Hong Kong:
- SFO – SEA (Seattle) – HKG (Hong Kong) – SEA – SFO
- Two permitted for $100 each.
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 14,326 miles or 2.3 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 14,326 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,189 miles
Unless you are a Delta frequent flyer, you would earn more redeemable miles crediting this to Alaska Airlines if you take a routing that is 100% operated by Delta with Delta flight numbers. You will earn 50% mileage or 7,163 miles when crediting to Alaska with this routing. Mileage accrual will vary depending on routing.
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 “Delta” on the Airline textbox under the Advanced Options section of the form.
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- Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). $1USD = 7.8 HKD
- Visa Requirements: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database.
- Currency: Taiwan New Dollar (TWD). $1USD = 31.96 TWD
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