Hey All, I'm new to this travel hacking business and have been wandering the MP forums for a few weeks now. Since I'm just starting out, I currently lack any significant miles in any one program but I need to fly a wedding in BKK. I'll have to pay out of pocket but was wondering if there are any tips/suggestions/hacks to lower my out of pocket costs? Details below - - Traveling from LAX to BKK but would like a stopover in TPE to visit family. - Dates - 12/23 - 1/8, can try to be flexible +/- a few days, however, wedding on 1/4 in BKK isn't flexible. - Current costs i'm finding for LAX to BKK can be upwards close to ~$2k. Am I just out of luck due to the dates? Appreciate any suggestions on how to reduce costs.