Jul202016

Fare Alert American SFO-Hong Kong $419, AA LAX-HKG $440 Aug-Nov

United Airlines has San Francisco to Hong Kong at $488 round trip with nonstop flights on its website. But the price is as low as $419 round trip when you search Momondo.com and book through GoTravel123, an OTA site listing flights with major US carrier and unspecified airline, which turns out to be a one-stop via LAX on American Airlines, based on the OTA $419 ticket flight times.

American Airlines has Los Angeles to Hong Kong at $502 round trip on its own website. But the price is $440 round trip when you search Momondo.com and book through OTA site GoTravel123.com with a routing via Dallas DFW on the outbound and nonstop HKG-LAX on AA inbound.

There have been numerous fare deals to Asia in past week. On Loyalty Traveler I have had the practice of showing fare prices seen through the airline’s own websites. If you want to find lower deals, checking Copenhagen-based meta-search engine Momondo.com is a powerful way to find lower ticket prices with an online travel agency (OTA) for the same major US airline  and often the same flights at a deep discount.

Either booking option $419 on GoTravel123.com for an unspecified airline (American) or $502 on united.com/aa.com are good deals from LAX/SFO on these Hong Kong routes.

United Airlines (united.com website) San Francisco SFO – Hong Kong HKG nonstop flights

$487.66 round trip  Tue Nov 1 – Wed Nov 9

SFO-HKG $488 UA Nov1-9

American Airlines (gotravel123.com website) San Francisco SFO – LAX – Hong Kong HKG – LAX – San Francisco SFO

$419.23 round trip  Tue Nov 1 – Wed Nov 9

SFO-HKG $419 UA-ota Nov1-9

United Airlines (united.com website) Los Angeles LAX – Hong Kong HKG nonstop flights

$501.26 round trip  Mon Sep 5 – Wed Sep 14

LAX-HKG $501 UA Sep5-14

Momondo.com fare search LAX-HKG Sep 5-14

LAX-HKG $440 momondo Sep5-14

GoTravel123.com OTA ticket for unspecified carrier routing LAX-DFW-HKG

$440.13 round trip  Mon Sep 5 – Wed Sep 14

LAX-HKG $440 OTA Sep5-14

While the airline is unspecified in this GoTravel123 ticket display, checking the flight times for DFW-HKG and HKG-LAX nonstop reveals quickly these are American Airlines flights.

DFW-HKG-LAX AA Sep5-14

Or you can book LAX-HKG through aa.com for $502 round trip.

American Airlines Los Angeles LAX – Hong Kong HKG

$501.46 round trip Mon Sep 5 – Wed Sep 14

LAX-HKG $502 AA Sep5-14

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Comments

  1. My original title was misleading in that United has $488 nonstop flights SFO-HKG and United/American both have $500 fares from LAX/SFO to Hong Kong, but the lower $419 and $440 OTA fares are American Airlines flights and not nonstop.

    So I changed original title “Fare Alert United SFO-Hong Kong $419 nonstop, AA LAX-HKG $440 Aug-Nov” to “Fare Alert American SFO-Hong Kong $419, AA LAX-HKG $440 Aug-Nov” a few minutes after posting this piece.

    2.5 to 3L of daily beer drinking in Krakow, Poland and only five hours of sleep (it is 7:30am Thursday in Poland) has me a little slow in processing details today.

    Now I understand why coffee prices around this city are the same or even more expensive than beer prices.

    These fares were found around 10pm Pacific time July 20.

  2. I was pretty psyched to grab the $350 SFO-HKG Delta fare that popped up earlier this week. I wonder if any upcoming deals will drop lower than that. Can’t wait to go!

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