If you are looking for a great deal to Asia, China Eastern has flights from New York City (JFK) and Chicago (ORD) to multiple cities for under $400. According to View from the Wing the list below includes most of the cities where you can travel to and from Chicago and New York City:
- Chiang Mai
- Hong Kong
- Cebu, Philippines
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Kuala Lumpur
- Phnom Penh
- Siem Reap
- Ho Chi Minh City
I put in a random date from NYC to New Delhi and the price showed $379 for a round trip flight with a layover in Shanghai, China.
It’s pretty rare to see flights to China and Southeast Asia for under $500 so if you were planning a trip to any of the cities above, here is a great opportunity to get that flight at a bargain price. China Eastern is part of the Sky Team alliance so if you have a Delta SkyMiles frequent flier account, you would be able to credit the miles to Delta.
If you have the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Preferred, you can use those points to book this flight from the Chase portal. The redemption for the Chase Sapphire Reserve is coming out to a little more than 26k UR points for a round trip ticket. Personally I have never seen a redemption this low for a flight to Asia.