I discussed award routing rules using United Airlines miles earlier this week, and if you’re traveling to Southeast Asia then you’re likely to fly Thai Airways within the region. But Thai still operates one route to the United States, from Bangkok to Los Angeles on a Boeing 777 as well as several others via Europe if you want to travel the long way around.
Thai Airways is running a quick Facebook sweepstakes for a free flight on the LAX-BKK route for one person as part of its 55th anniversary celebrations. There’s no video or anything you have to watch; just click a button. The entry period ends July 9, with a winner selected on July 10. See the Official Rules for more details.
I’ve been to Bangkok several times, and it has some great (and cheap) luxury hotels if you’re looking to stretch your budget in Asia. Bangkok is also a great hub for traveling onwards to Phuket, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, or Siem Reap (Cambodia).