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[Expired] [Fare Alert] New York to Bangkok $2,594 Round-trip in Business

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It’s not easy to find cheap business class fares to Asia, especially from the East Coast. Fortunately, we’ve found you some fares that’ll cost you less than $2,600 in business class — which is a stunning deal considering you’d usually be paying upwards of $5,000. Let’s take a look.

Fare Deal — Details

If there is a route you’re looking to book, you’ll want to act quickly. We don’t expect this pricing to last.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK)
  • Dates: January 2022 to September 2023
  • Rates: As low as $2,594 round-trip

You won’t find these fares within 2022; all rates start in January 2023. Happily, however, there is pretty widespread availability for flights:

JFK BKK price calendar
Image Credit: Google

These flights are operated by Saudia, which is a SkyTeam airline. We flew Saudia’s business class product earlier this year, and while the hard product is decent, the service itself is meh. Still, you won’t find anything cheaper on your way to Thailand.  Note that Saudia is a dry airline, so you’ll need to spend this flight sober.

These rates work exclusively from New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK), so if you’re located elsewhere, you’ll want to find yourself a positioning flight.

Saudia to Bangkok cash rate
Image Credit: Google

Fortunately, there are tons of flights to and from New York daily, so it shouldn’t add more than a couple hundred dollars, even if you’re flying from the West Coast.

Best Ways To Book

When purchasing a ticket with cash, you’ll want to maximize the credit card points that you’ll earn. The Chase Sapphire Reserve® is an excellent choice when booking via a third party, and for travel purchased you’ll earn 3x Ultimate Rewards points per $1 spent. Since we value Chase points at 2.0 cents each, you’ll net a 6% return on all travel bookings when using the Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

The Platinum Card® from American Express is the card you’ll want to use when booking directly with the airline as it will earn 5x Membership Rewards points per $1 spent (up to $500,000 per year). With Amex points valued at 2.2 cents each, you’d be getting an 11% return on your booking with the Amex Platinum card.

Hot Tip: Check out our guide to recommended websites and apps that offer flight deal alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

Is Saudia the best airline in the world? No, definitely not. But if you’re an East Coast flyer looking for a cheap deal to Thailand, you don’t want to miss this pricing. Comparable flights in business class are costing more than double — so if you’re interested in this deal, jump on it!

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


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