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How about a trip to both Hong Kong and Tokyo for under $500?
Sample Travel Date:
- San Francisco – Tokyo: September 18th
- Tokyo – Hong Kong: September 25th
- Hong Kong – San Francisco: 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 – early October. Availability 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:
- 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 hnd,nrt ua
- Textbox 2: minconnect 2880
- The 2,880 after minconnect is telling ITA to search for a connection of at least 4,020 minutes or 67 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 Orbitz’s 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 ua hnd,nr ua and minconnect 2,880 on the Return Advanced Routing Code section and move ua to the Outbound Advanced Routing Code section
- Destination: HKG
- 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 “5-12” (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) – HKG (Hong Kong) – 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: 13,859 miles or 3.6 cents per mile
- Elite Qualifying Miles: 13,859 miles
- Redeemable Miles: 1,762 miles
How to Buy:
- Support us by using our Orbitz link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you select “Flights” and then “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 – Hong Kong
- Segment 3: Hong Kong – San Francisco
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- Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) – $1USD = 7.8 HKD
- Visa: US Citizens – not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
- Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY) – $1USD = 106 JPY
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