Deal Alert: US Cities to Tokyo From $561 Round-Trip
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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend 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.
If you’ve never been to Asia, Tokyo (TYO) is a terrific place to start, and Delta Airlines has been attacking competitors with great fares to the capital of Japan. Some of the fares are already gone, but as of this writing you can still find flights to Tokyo/Narita (NRT) and Tokyo/Haneda (HND) from American Airlines’ major hub cities — including Charlotte (CLT), Miami (MIA), Dallas (DFW) and Phoenix (PHX) — consistently around $561 round-trip.
Flights are available departing on most weekdays during the fall and winter months of September through December. In most cases there’s only a Saturday stay requirement so you can make the trip as short or long as you’d like. You don’t need any tricks to get these prices, so just use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book on Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
Most of these itineraries have just one reasonable domestic connection in Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW) or Seattle (SEA). Also, since these are international trips on a full service carrier, you’ll get your first checked bag free and even a complimentary meal during the flight.
Airline: Delta Airlines
Routes: CLT/MIA/DFW/PHX to TYO
Cost: $561+ round-trip in economy
Booking Link: Orbitz or Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Charlotte (CLT) to Tokyo/Narita (NRT) in September for $560 round-trip:
Dallas (DFW) to Tokyo/Haneda (HND) in October for $561 round-trip:
Miami (MIA) to Tokyo/Narita (NRT) in November for $561 round-trip:
Phoenix (PHX) to Tokyo/Haneda (HND) in December for $561 round-trip:
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, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (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!
H/T: The Flight Deal
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