Vancouver to Vietnam, and then the Philippines to Vancouver - $460.00 CAD Incl Tax | add Japan for $46.00 CAD

Vancouver to Vietnam, and then the Philippines to Vancouver - $460.00 CAD Incl Tax | add Japan for $46.00 CAD

There are some insane open jaw flight prices out there, where you fly from Vancouver to Vietnam and then fly home from Manila, Philippines to Vancouver - all for just $460 CAD including taxes.

and... 

***Remember Gringos, most legs of these flights are run by the Star Alliance (Copa, United or Air Canada). There are valuable aeroplan points to be had from these flights. Learn how to maximize your travels in Gringos On The Run article Affording To Travel In Your 20s & 30s.

Getting from one country to the other

It typically costs around $130 CAD (or less) to fly from Vietnam to the Philippines.

Tip: For flights from Vietnam to the Philippines, have a look at Cebu Pacific Air. They don't show up on many travel search engines, but have non-stop flights for around $96.00 to $123.00 USD.

If you change it to 'United States of America English' in the top right corner before you search, the prices will be in $USD, instead of the Philippine peso.

Availability for travel

September, October, and November 2016
January and February 2017

How to find and book this deal

1. Start with a search like this on Google Flights ...

Google Flights search: Vancouver to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and then Manila, Philippines to Vancouver

Click on the departure date box to try other dates.

Focus on Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu dates in the months listed above to see what's available.

2. Click through from Google Flights to the United website.

Screenshot from United.com

You may also be able to find these for slightly cheaper by searching on Momondo.ca - And if you can't seem to book them from Google Flights (some dates work, some don't), it's also worth trying from Momondo.

Click on 'Trip Type' and change it to 'Multiple Destinations'

Search for a flight like this:

Vancouver (YVR) to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
Manila, Philippines (MNL) to Vancouver (YVR)

You can also throw Japan into the mix for another $46

If you're really ambitious, you can find some amazing deals where you fly from Vancouver to Tokyo, Japan (spend time there) and then fly to Vietnam (spend time there), and then fly back home from the Philippines, all for the incredible price of just $506 CAD including taxes. 

To find this kind of a deal, try starting with a Google Flights search like this one:

Google Flights Search: Vancouver to Japan to Vietnam, and then the Philippines to Vancouver

Play around with the dates, focusing on the same months as listed above.

Focus on Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu dates to see what comes up.

You can try selecting the flights in Google Flights to see if it's bookable through one of Google Flights booking partners. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't.

If it's not, you can try searching on Momondo.ca

Click on 'Trip Type' and change it to 'Multiple Destinations'

Search for a flight like this:

Vancouver (YVR) to Tokyo, Japan (TYO)
Tokyo, Japan (TYO) to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN)
Manila, Philippines (MNL) to Vancouver (YVR)

It may be possible to book through one of Momondo's booking partners, such as Flight Network, shown here in this screenshot:

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Originally posted by Chris Myden @yvrdeals.com