If you are one of those people who waits and waits for the best airfare – don’t wait any longer. I am amazed at the airfare deals popping up everywhere – there are flights to Asia for less than $475. Several airlines including American, Qatar and Cathay Pacific are offering flights to Asia for the cost of a domestic US flight.
Qatar Airways is having a travel festival – offering all kinds of travel specials on flights, car rentals and accommodations. Sample sale fares include flights to Bangkok, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur for less than $475 round trip. Hurry – you must purchase by January 16 for travel until Dec 15, 2017. Use Google ITA Matrix to find the lowest fares and then book directly with the airline (you can’t book through ITA Matrix or Google Flights they are just search tools).
Qatar Airways is also offering an amazing deal of kids up to age 11 travel FREE (Up to 2 children/2 adults) in economy/economy plus but it’s NOT available for flights to/from the US. And if you use a Visa card you can get an extra 15 percent of any travel specials.
Lastly, Qatar is giving away prizes like free upgrades, free tickets and free miles. Like I always say – you can’t win if you don’t enter!
I called American Airlines yesterday to book a flight to Kuala Lumpur. Through ITA Matrix I found an amazing deal of $447 Philadelphia (PHL) to Kuala Lumpur (KUL). There were several stopover points of interest so I chose Tokyo on the outbound and Hong Kong on the return. Take advantage of stopovers – American allows up to 2 and you pay $100 per stopover plus taxes. It’s a GREAT way to see more more and break up your trip. We are going PHL – DFW – NRT – KUL – HKG – LAX – PHL all for less than $1000 per person. Normally the round trip ticket to one city in Asia would cost that or more!
To round out your air travel I found amazing places to stay Malaysia on Airbnb for as little as $14 a night.
You have no excuse not to travel this year with such low prices. With flights to Asia for less than $475 why not spend Valentine’s Day somewhere really special?