There are several great fares from a variety of West Coast cities to Asia, and from both the East and West Coast to Europe – with several destinations available.
Victoria Walker points out that you can also fly San Francisco – Beijing from $358 on China Southern, San Francisco – Manila from $359 on Hong Kong Airlines (search at Exploretrip.com), Los Angeles – Kuala Lumpur from $370 on China Eastern and there are additional West Coast – Southeast Asia options as well.
Meanwhile you can also book Europe super cheap. Los Angeles – Paris on Air Canada and Swiss is available from $259 at Fareboom from October through March excluding peak holiday periods. (HT: Airfare Spot)
New York – Athens is also available from $281 November through March excluding peak Christmas period. (HT: Airfare Spot) This is also Air Canada and Swiss, bookable at FlightNetwork.com.