Cheap Flights: Austin to Hong Kong $818 r/t 1-stop

[06/26/2014 @ 1:59 AM] Open this itinerary here: Expedia, Orbitz.
[06/30/2014 @ 3:13 PM] Price has increased by $19 to $837.
[07/16/2014 @ 7:28 PM] United is no longer offering this route, but American Airlines is for $837.
[07/21/2014 @ 8:11 PM] Removed from deal list. No one is offering this fare at a good price right now.

It’s rare to see a cheaper flight from Austin (AUS) to Hong Kong (HKG) than out of Houston (IAH) but apparently it happens now and then. Flights from Austin (AUS) to Hong Kong (HKG) are $818 round-trip, 1-stop. United is the operating the flight. To make things even nicer, the fare has a free open-jaw and a stopover component:

  • United: 2 STOPOVERS PERMITTED ON THE PRICING UNIT – 1 IN EACH DIRECTION AT USD 100.00 EACH. NONE IN GUAM. PERMITTED IN AREA 3.

I hope by now you’re familiar with stopovers and know their potential. If not, it’s time to catch up. Start here: [How to use stopover rules when buying airfare].

You can bet that I’ll be writing a itinerary idea article on this either tonight or tomorrow morning. A United Hong Kong (HKG) fare with a stopover component and free open-jaw is like music to my ears man.

Update: United is no longer offering this fare at a discount, but American Airlines is. They have a stopover component as well, but the cities aren’t as interesting as the United stopover rule:

  • American: 1 STOPOVER PERMITTED IN EACH DIRECTION IN LAX/DFW/CHI/ BOS/ NYC/SFO/SAN AT USD 100.00 EACH. 

WikiTravel is a good resource of destination information:

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Flight Details:

  • Availability: Lots. Try midweek flights from September until the middle of 2015.
  • Documentation: Just your passport. If you want to visit mainland China, you’ll need to get a Tourist visa. More details: US State Department: Hong Kong.
  • Departure and Destination Airports: AUS- HKG
  • Example Dates: September 3rd – September 9th
  • Carrier: United
  • Fare Basis Code: KLX04CM4
  • Fare Class: K
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: two: one each direction for $100 each.
  • CPM: 4.75 (17203 miles)
  • Full Route: AUS – ORD – HKG – SFO – AUS (mileage runners will probably use EWR here)
  • Open this itinerary on: ExpediaOrbitz

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