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United Airlines, as of September 22, is having a sneak sale from many US airports to Hong Kong, with fares as low as $467 round-trip compared to next lowest fares on other airlines upwards of $800. Apparently they're in a little spat with Northwest, which has introduced a $518 fare to Hong Kong from Chicago O'Hare, a United stronghold. The fares from Minneapolis and Detroit are especially good. This is not an advertised sale and could change at any moment.

Here are some of the deals (with the next lowest fare on competing airlines in parentheses). Taxes and surcharges are additional. Travel any day of the week from September 29 to November 30 with a six-night minimum stay.

To Hong Kong round-trip from:

  • Atlanta $598 ($827)
  • Boston $598 ($800)
  • Detroit $467 ($818)
  • Ft. Lauderdale $598 ($858)
  • Memphis $598 ($818)
  • Miami $598 ($858)
  • Minneapolis $472 ($726)
  • Peoria $598 ($784)
  • Washington $598 ($800)

George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and blogger whose website, www.airfarewatchdog.com, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and other fare sales.

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