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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 or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
There’s something special about — it’s a city so loved by TPG that we have our own guide to the city, full of amazing things to try when you travel there. Well, here’s your chance to book that trip. Normally, Tokyo is a pretty pricey destination to fly to, but Air Canada has dropped fares to the Japanese capital from several Delta hubs in the US. We’re seeing fares as low as $539 round-trip, valid for departures from January through May 2017. Even better, some of these fares are available in the heart of Japan’s cherry blossom season.
Airlines: Air Canada
Route: ATL/DTW/PDX to NRT/HND
Cost: $539+ round-trip in economy
Dates: January — May 2017
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Detroit (DTW) to Tokyo (HND) for $539 round-trip in May via Orbitz:
Atlanta (ATL) to Tokyo (HND) for $539 round-trip in March via Orbitz:
Portland (PDX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $541 round-trip in January via Orbitz:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, 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!
Featured image of cherry blossoms in Tokyo courtesy of Getty Images.
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