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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, 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.
Tokyo’s on sale! While one of the nearest Asian destinations to the US, fares to Japan’s capital city rarely drop below $1,000 roundtrip, and can often run $1,500 and up, especially in peak season. Which makes today’s deal so appealing. The Flight Deal managed to dig up Tokyo fares starting at $630 roundtrip from a handful of US cities, including Cleveland (CLE), Columbus (CMH), Dallas (DFW), Houston (IAH), Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX) and St. Louis (STL), with availability on both American and United (you can even find some segments on ANA and JAL).
Flights are available nearly every day from late August through the end of November. Note that the only non-stop flights are from Dallas — all others required a short stop in both directions. Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Dallas (DFW)-Tokyo (NRT) for $630 on AA (earns 12,820 EQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL)-Tokyo (NRT) for $644 on AA (earns 13,872 EQMs):
Philadelphia (PHL)-Tokyo (NRT) for $644 on United (earns 13,730 EQMs):
Phoenix (PHX)-Tokyo (NRT) for $644 on AA (earns 14,975 EQMs):
Phoenix (PHX)-Tokyo (NRT) for $644 on United and ANA (earns 11,520 EQMs):
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!