Cathay Pacific Black Friday Deal: Book flights to Taipei and Bangkok from LA for less than $700

If you’re eager to plan a trip to Asia for 2023, you’re in luck. Cathay Pacific has significantly discounted flights to Taipei, Taiwan and Bangkok from Los Angeles.

You can fully immerse yourself in the rich cultures and history that Taipei and Bangkok have to offer – from night markets to some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and gilded temples.

Taipei fares start at $680 and Bangkok fares start at $686. These fares are part of Cathay Pacific’s larger Black Friday deal, which offers discounts to many cities in East and Southeast Asia. However, we found that the fares from Los Angeles to Taipei and Bangkok were some of the cheapest in this bundle of flights.

The Cathay Pacific Black Friday sale lasts until November 28 at 9:59pm PST, so you’ll have some time to plan your trip too.

Wat Arun on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. MATTE COLOMBO/GETTY IMAGES

Deal basics

airline: Cathay Pacific.
itineraries: Flights from Los Angeles.
How to book: Book your tickets directly on the Cathay Pacific website.
Travel dates: Staggered availability from January through May.
Book by: November 28 at 9:59 PM PST.

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Sample flights

Despite the limited availability of Los Angeles only, this Cathay Pacific Black Friday deal is still worth booking if you live in the area, as flights to Bangkok and Taipei can cost upwards of $1,000.

Here are the discounted flights you can take from Los Angeles:

  • CathayPacific: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), from $680 (including a layover in Hong Kong).
  • CathayPacific: LAX to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), from $686 (including a layover in Hong Kong).

One of the great things about this offer from Cathay Pacific is the flexibility – you have until November 28 to book your tickets and you can book travel anytime from January to May.

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For flights to Taipei and Bangkok, we found that the weeks of January 29 and February 5 have the lowest fares.

A calendar of fares for flights from Los Angeles to Taipei. CATHAYPACIFIC.COM

These cheap Cathay Pacific fares are for economy class.

For example, the Cathay Pacific Light option offers the lowest possible fare for a January 31 trip to Taipei. The Light fare does not include seat selection and will incur additional charges if you decide to change your ticket. In addition, the fare allows you to bring one piece of hand luggage and one checked bag.


In terms of seat selection, a standard seat can cost anywhere from $12 to $45. The standard seats are more expensive when you fly from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, and are cheaper from Hong Kong to Taipei.

You can also choose to purchase an extra legroom seat, which can range from $45 to $195. The more expensive seats are also reserved for flights between Los Angeles and Hong Kong.


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It boils down

While the cheapest fares to places like Taipei and Bangkok are only available from Los Angeles, Cathay Pacific has other offers to places like Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, as part of the wider Black Friday deal.

Flying to Taipei and Bangkok can be a pricey affair otherwise, and Cathay Pacific has slashed its fares to these two cities by as much as 41%, so now is the best time to grab this Black Friday deal and book those flights.

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