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How about a trip to both Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo for about $675?
Here are some practical travel tips for Kuala Lumpur.
Sample Travel Date:
- Chicago – Tokyo: September 16th
- Tokyo – Kuala Lumpur: September 23rd
- Kuala Lumpur – Chicago: October 2nd
- 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 from late August – September 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:
- 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: ORD
- Outbound Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: 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 Priceline’s multi-destination 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 on the return then move nrt and minconnect 2880 to the Return Advanced Routing Code section and move nrt and maxconnect 240 to the Outbound Advanced Routing Code section
- Destination: KUL
- Return Advanced Routing Code:
- Textbox 1: nrt
- Textbox 2: maxconnect 240
- (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
- 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:
- ORD – NRT (Tokyo – Narita) – KUL (Kuala Lumpur) – NRT – ORD
- Two permitted at $100 each. None in Guam
- How to Take Advantage of a Stopover
- Miles Flown: 19,232 miles or 3.5 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 19,232 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 2,732 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Multi-Destination” and enter each segment and dates for those segments individually. For this example with Tokyo being the first stop, you would enter it like this:
- Segment 1: Chicago [ORD] – Tokyo [NRT]
- Segment 2: Tokyo [NRT] – Kuala Lumpur [KUL]
- Segment 3: Kuala Lumpur [KUL] – Chicago [ORD]
- We entered this as three segments like the above to price. You might have to enter it as 4 segments to price as show exactly on ITA to price. Its all trial and error
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- Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). $1USD = 4.06 MYR
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- Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY) – $1USD = 111 JPY
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