There is a great value open-jaw ticket opportunity with United Airlines and ANA Airlines from United hubs to Southeast Asia airports for as low as $416 round trip. These open jaw fares are an opportunity to ticket your arrival into one country like Bangkok, Thailand and depart from another country like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for less than the price to fly to either Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur round trip.
This deal looks like there is some competition picking up with Delta and American fares dropping to lower prices too for some open jaw itineraries, but United is still the low fare leader for this opportunity at time of writing. Google flights shows Delta fares for about $50 more than United on some open jaw routes, however, the tickets are not bookable online and state see ‘travel agent’.
United Airlines USA Departure Cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Newark
(Washington IAD has discount fares, but in $700s for open-jaw itineraries I searched)
Southeast Asia Cities for Open Jaw: Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur or Singapore and Jakarta or Manila and Jakarta
Departure Dates: Lowest fares September to November.
So far, I have only found lowest fares using one of the three Southeast Asia city pairs listed above for open jaw itineraries. For example, the low fare for Jakarta and Singapore does not come up when combining Singapore with any of the other three cities of Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Manila.
- LAX-Singapore/Jakarta-LAX Sep 6-20 $553 United
- LAX-Jakarta/Singapore-LAX Sep 6-20 $567 United
- LAX-Jakarta-LAX Sep 6-20 $746 ANA
- LAX-Singapore-LAX Sep 6-20 $772 United
The open-jaw ticket is about $200 less to fly to both Jakarta and Singapore compared to flying United to either Jakarta or Singapore airport round trip as a single destination. Although, Star Alliance partner Air China has LAX-SIN round trip at $480 for these dates Sep 6-20.
A one-way ticket between Singapore and Jakarta is $25 to $49 on September on every date flying Tigerair ($25), Indonesia AirAsia ($26) or Jetstar ($49).
$462 SFO – BKK / KUL – SFO Oct 3-13 United
$496 LAX – Manila / Jakarta – LAX Sep 6-20 United
$517 SFO – BKK / KUL – EWR Oct 3-13 United (double open jaw)
$527 EWR – BKK / KUL – EWR Oct 3-13 United
$538 IAH – SIN / CGK – IAH Nov 3-14 United
$540 EWR – KUL / BKK – EWR Sep 6-20 United
$569 ORD – MNL / CGK – ORD Nov 3-14 United
$582 DEN – Manila / Jakarta – LAX Sep 6-20 United
$594 SEA – Manila / Jakarta – SEA Nov 3-14 United
$700 Denver – Kuala Lumpur / Bangkok – Denver Sep 14-28 American Airlines
$417 LAX to Thailand and Malaysia
United Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Bangkok BKK – Kuala Lumpur KUL – LAX
$416.76 Thursday Nov 3 – Monday Nov 14
$596 Seattle to Philippines and Indonesia
United Airlines Seattle – Manila MNL / Jakarta CGK – Seattle
$596.26 Thursday Nov 3 – Monday Nov 14
$538 Houston to Singapore and Indonesia
ANA Airlines Houston – Singapore SIN / Jakarta CGK – Houston
$537.69 Thursday Nov 3 – Monday Nov 14
$700 Denver to Malaysia and Thailand
American Airlines Denver – Kuala Lumpur / Bangkok – Denver
$699.66 Wed Sep 14 – Wed Sep 28
Loyalty Traveler – Fare Alert United-ANA $420/$470 LAX/NYC open jaw fare Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur, SIN, JKT, MNL (May 28).
Loyalty Traveler – Hotel Promotions Guide May 2016.