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Southeast Asia is on deep discount sale from the US, using China Eastern and for a little more Air China.
The cheapest fare is to Manila in the Philippines. You can fly New York to Phuket, Thailand for ~ $561. And you can fly to Bali for $601. Most fares are available right away through November, and again in February and March.
And when they’re available, it’s plenty of flights and dates.
Here’s what an itinerary on SkyTeam member China Eastern looks like:
Most websites will have this starting at $473 but you can get ~ $20 cheaper pricing using airfare metasearch site Momondo. Here’s the same flights, same dates, for $451.
You can fly Star Alliance (United partner) member Air China for about $50 more.
In Phuket I much enjoyed the Westin Siray Bay.