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How to Get Cheap International Flights when Flying to Asia

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It can be time-consuming and tricky to find inexpensive international flights to Asia. Crossing the Pacific takes a long haul, that’s why getting the best deals can be hard, but not impossible.

If you’re a little bit sensitive to the ticket prices, you need to spend time finding a cheap flight. In this post, you’ll find tips and tricks that can guide you if you’re flying somewhere to Asia.

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Fly to LAX or JFK

You have to get to the place where the action happens. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York are popular airports for travelers flying to Asia. If you’re from other areas in the United States, you can get to LAX through Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and Delta at affordable ticket prices.  

You can save a huge dollar if you consider taking a connecting flight from other parts of the US to LAX and then to your Asian destination. If you’re traveling to any Southeast Asian country, taking a connecting flight at Bangkok can be cheaper than other Asian countries. It is also cheaper for you if you take a one-way trip than booking a roundtrip ticket. 

Since you are flying to Asia, taking Asia-based airlines can be more practical. Why not fly with these airlines from LAX?

  • Cathay Pacific
  • Thai Airways
  • Korean Air
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Air China
  • China Southern
  • China Airlines
  • Asiana Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • EVA Air
  • China Eastern
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Use No-Frill Airlines

Everyone knows that budget airlines lack some amenities that you may have been enjoying in other airlines. However, if you’ll just be a little bit wiser, you can find great tickets with these budget airlines. 

There are a lot of budget airlines based in Asia. If you want to explore Asia, you’ll have no problem finding the best low-budget airlines. 

AirAsia, based in Malaysia, is the biggest low-cost carrier in Asia. It can cater to you to your destinations around Southeast Asian countries at the best ticket price. 

You can get cheap flights by checking their last-minute deals and booking ahead of your departure. There are even free flights on last-minute deals. You only have to pay fees and taxes. 

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Target Bigger Cities in Asia

You’ll find good deals if you fly to bigger airports than the smaller ones. For example, you’ll find that it is more affordable for you to fly to Bangkok airport than the smaller airports such as Phuket.

Target Neighboring Countries 

Also, you should take a look at flights in the neighboring countries of your destination. Sometimes, it can be cheaper to fly there. After that, you just have to transfer to another flight to your destination.

You can hop into another budget airline that flies to different cities around Asia. Doing this can save you a few dollars. Just make sure to check the visa requirement.

You may consider taking a flight from LAX or JFK to any of these Asian major hubs like Beijing (PEK), Singapore (SIN), Bangkok (BKK), Hong Kong (HKG), Seoul (SEL), Tokyo (TYO), Kuala Lumpur (KUL), and Saigon (SGN). 

Grab the Frequent Flier Programs

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If you are flying to Asia too many times and not using the frequent flier miles, you’re missing a lot of free flights. Asia is a continent that is addictive to explore. Once you’re there, it will push you to return. 

Why not use the frequent flier program? Check out some budget airlines that are included in Delta’s SkyMiles program:

  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Thai AirAsia
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern
  • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
  • China Southern

Not all booking sites may show the best ticket prices. It’s because they don’t have access to these low-fare airline databases. 

If you’re not aware, booking flight sites monitor your searches. It saves your searches, so the next time you search again, it will make you want to book a flight. 

When searching for flights, always hit the clear cache or clear your history. Also, use an incognito browser. If you travel frequently to Asia, you must read a lot of tips for you not to miss any of the best ways to save on your bookings. 

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