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How about a trip to both Taipei and Tokyo for under $700?
Sample Travel Date:
- San Francisco – Tokyo: January 14th, 2019
- Tokyo – Taipei: January 21st, 2019
- Taipei – San Francisco: January 28th, 2019
- This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below
- Valid for travel until November or January 2019 – early May 2019 for Monday through Thursday departures and returns. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 1 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:
- This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
- Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
- Departing from: SFO
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ua nrt
- Textbox 2: minconnect 2880
- The 2880 after minconnect is telling ITA to search for a connection of at least 2,880 minutes or 48 hours. ITA will start to error out once that number is greater than 4,020 or so, however, longer stopovers are still possible. Using the result as a guideline, play with the stopover length on Google Flights multi-city feature to see if it price. It is trial and error.
- We are showing NRT as the stopover on the outbound. If you would like to stopover in Tokyo return then move nrt and minconnect 2880 on the Return Advanced Routing Code section and move ua to the Outbound Advanced Routing Code section
- Destination: TPE
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: ua
- Textbox 2:
- (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
- Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
- Length of stay “7-14” (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
- The ITA search page should be like below when all values are inputted
- You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.
Elite Qualifying Dollars:
- SFO – NRT (Tokyo – Narita) – TPE (Taipei) – SFO. Flights will be coded with a mix of All Nippon Airways and United flight numbers
- Two permitted at $100 each. None in Guam
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 12,916 miles or 5.4 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 12,916 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,955 miles
How to Buy:
- Book on Google Flights with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Multi-City” and enter each segment and dates for those segments individually as shown on ITA to price like this:
- Segment 1: San Francisco – Tokyo
- Segment 2: Tokyo – Taipei
- Segment 3: Taipei – San Francisco
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- Visa Requirements: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database.
- Currency: Taiwan New Dollar (TWD). $1USD = 30.73 TWD
- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY) – $1USD = 111 JPY
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