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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz and Priceline, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.

If Japan is on your travel wish list, now is the time to book your trip. Several carriers are now offering discounted fares from Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK) to Tokyo (NRT and HND) on departures from October through early December, including over the Thanksgiving holiday. We’re seeing nonstop fares from $587 round-trip on United and ANA — if you’re based in the New York City area, you can also book a round-trip ticket on Air China for just a little more money, but note that these itineraries do include a short layover in Beijing (PEK).

Airline: United/ANA, Delta, Air China and more
Route: LAX, JFK to Tokyo (NRT and HND)
Cost: $587+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September — early December 2016
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: Premier Rewards Gold from American Express, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $587 on United and ANA in November:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $587 round-trip on United/ANA.

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND) for $588 round-trip on Delta in October:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND) for $588 round-trip on Delta.
Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND) for $588 round-trip on Delta.

New York (JFK) to Tokyo (HND) for $601 on Air China in October:

New York (JFK) to Tokyo (HND) for $601 round-trip on Air China.
New York (JFK) to Tokyo (HND) for $601 round-trip on Air China.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

H/T: The Flight Deal

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