Star Alliance

San Francisco to Beijing, China for $545.96 Round Trip!


The Forbidden City in Beijing, China

A great deal for non-stop flights to Beijing, China on United Airlines. Good for late summer and autumn months when the weather is the best (not too hot or cold). Fares available late August, 2016 – November ,2016.

Book on Orbitz for 24-hour free cancellation and 1-2% cashback:

Example Fare: September 4 – September 11, 2016 for  $545.96

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San Francisco to Manila, Philippines for $657

San Francisco to Manila, Phillipines for $654


Photo under creative commons license by Ree Dexter (

Spend Thanksgiving in Manila or use this as a positioning flight to the wonderful Philippine islands like Boracay. Only $657 round trip including all taxes and fees. Prices good September 2016 – March 2017 (with some increases during Christmas time). 

Use Orbitz for 24-hour free cancellation and 1% cashback:

Example booking

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San Francisco to Copenhagen, Denmark for $626!


Copenhagen, Denmark – Photo: Roman Boed via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

A great spring travel deal to Copenhagen, Denmark. Really beautiful city that is easy to get around and decently priced for the US traveller. Locals are very friendly and there are lots of things to see, do and eat. Perfect location for a weeklong vacation. 

Trip Availability: April 18 until middle of May. 7 day minimum stay. 

How to book: Use Orbitz for 24-hour free cancellation and 1% Orbucks cashback:

Sample Trip on Swiss Airlines! 

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Bangkok, Thailand from San Jose / San Francisco for $637 Round Trip on ANA

A great airfare deal from San Jose / SF Bay Area to Bangkok Thailand for $637 on ANA. 

Bangkok Monk - Photo credit: Christopher Michel under Creative Commons (

Bangkok Monk – Photo credit: Christopher Michel under Creative Commons (

  • Availability: Very limited dates in January 2016– March 2016.
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  • Sample Dates: March 11 – March 20
  • Sample booking below:
Sample Booking

Sample Booking

SF to Hong Kong for $565 on Asiana Airlines

San Francisco to Hong Kong for $565 Roundtrip including all taxes and fees on Asiana (a Star Alliance carrier). You can even select flights on their awesome Airbus 380s! Hong Kong is a great location to visit for a few days, a week or more, or use this flight as a cheap positioning flight for awesome tropical islands in Southeast Asia. 

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong Skyline

  • Availability: November 2015, January – April 2016. Thursday – Sunday departures. 
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  • Sample Dates: March 31 – April 10
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Sample Flight

Sample Flight

SFO/LAX to Istanbul, Turkey for $617 Round Trip

Turkish Airlines (a Star Alliance Member) has a great winter fares from SFO/LAX to Istanbul. It will be colder during the months of October and November (in the 40-50s), but that means less crowds and cheaper hotels. Still a fantastic time to visit. 

Istanbul Waterfront at night.

Istanbul Waterfront at night.

    • Availability: Very limited dates in late October and November 2015.
    • Route: SFO-IST-SFO
    • Fare is very limited and must book on Cheapoair (use Google to find dates then book)

  • Sample booking below:
Direct flights from Turkish Airlines

Direct flights from Turkish Airlines

Panama City from San Francisco / Los Angeles for $240 Round Trip on COPA Airlines

Take a last minute trip to see a booming city and visit the Panama Canal, a true wonder of the world. For a limited time COPA Airlines (star alliance partners) has fares for $240 round trip from San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

Panama City for $240 Round Trip

Panama City for $240 Round Trip

  • Availability: Very limited dates in September and beginning of October 2015.
  • Route: SFO-PTY-SFO
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  • Sample booking below:
October 2 to October 11

October 2 to October 11

Deal Alert: Skyteam Business Class to Europe for Around $2000 From United Hubs


Dreaming of a European vacation this summer? Dread the crowds of yelling kids crowding your row and kicking your chair? Get in on this deal now. Skyteam (Delta, KLM, AirFrance, and others) are attacking United Hubs with a business class fare sale. You can now go from hubs like San Francisco, Chicago, Newark, Dever and others to Europe for around $2000. Good for flights in June-September. Use ITA Matrix to find routes and prices. Book through Delta to get  your MQDs and MQMs. 

United Hubs:

  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Newark (EWR)
  • Washington Dulles (IAD)

European destinations (which are mostly also United/Star Alliance Hubs)

  • Brussels (BRU)
  • Frankfurt (FRA)
  • Munich (MUC)
  • Copenhagen (CPH)
  • Geneva (GVA)
  • Prague (PRG)
  • Berlin (TXL)
  • Vienna (VIE)
  • Warsaw (WAW)
  • Zurich (ZRH)

Some routes require stops in Amsterdam (AMS) or Paris (CDG) on Delta’s partners, Air France and KLM.

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