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Deal alert: Flights to Japan and South Korea have dropped to $418 R/T

Jan. 04, 2020
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Deal alert: Flights to Japan and South Korea have dropped to $418 R/T
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If you're already planning out 2020 travel, you aren't alone. We're seeing deals from major U.S. cities like New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (NRT), Osaka (KIX) and Seoul (ICN) starting at $418 round-trip. The deals generally appear to be available between March and April 2020 on Chinese airlines.

We first spotted the deals at Airfare Spot.

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To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or an OTA like Skyscanner.

Airline: Air China, China Eastern, Xiamen
Routes: JFK/LAX/SFO – NRT/ICN/KIX
Cost: $418+ round-trip in economy
Dates: March – April 2020
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) for $418 round-trip on Xiamen via Exploretrip:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Seoul (ICN) for $422 round-trip on Air China via Vayama:

New York (JFK) to Tokyo (NRT) for $461 round-trip on China Eastern via Exploretrip:

New York (JFK) to Seoul (ICN) for $484 round-trip on China Eastern via Vayama:

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

Featured image by Osaka, Japan. (Photo by @dotgrid on Unsplash)
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