A good sale for NONSTOP service to Seoul. ITA will price this at $649, but using those dates on Priceline should price at $609. China Eastern has this for about $30 cheaper but requires a connection in Shanghai. You will not enjoy the China Eastern flying experience – spend the extra money and fly nonstop. United is enjoyable compared to China Eastern.
Sample Travel Date:
- September 21st – 28th
- Valid for travel on the outbound from September – early December. Must purchase at least 7 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
- Destination: ICN
- Return Advanced Routing Code: ua
- (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
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Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – ICN (Seoul) – SFO
- Two permitted for $100 each. None in Guam
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Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):
- W Class
- Miles Flown: 11,284 miles or 5.4 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 11,284 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,810 miles
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- 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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