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Old 09-29-2017, 05:56 AM
 
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Looking at a site like Cheapo.com round trip fares to Asia are about $200 less than from the same Asian city to the same city in the United States. Anyone know why?
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:12 AM
 
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I find it too. Often a Toronto-Shanghai flight can cost under $800, while the opposite direction is 50% more.

I would think it is based on demand. Airlines know the demand is stronger from Asia and priced accordingly.
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Old 10-01-2017, 09:53 PM
 
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I know that Singapore subsidizes flights from the US to Singapore to attract tourists.
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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I think there is much more of a lower low season in the US, and those are what they are trying to fill up. The demand in Asia is more consistent, and Chinese New Year is bigger than Christmas. I noticed a few months ago, ANA from IAD to BKK...587 INC.. But, I live in Asia, and yes, reverse was 200 more. I have done it 13 times, round trip, and only paid for three. It is a system worth playing. Having an 800 credit score makes the bonuses even better, and having an address in the US.....much less of a free lunch here with the credit cards.
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