Deal alert: Delta One business class to Tokyo from 90,000 SkyMiles round-trip

Feb 22, 2020

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Delta One award flights are currently on sale from just 90,000 SkyMiles round-trip to Tokyo, as first reported by Thrifty Traveler. The cheapest routes originate out of the West Coast although sweet-spot fares are available nationwide, and the lowest-fare dates appear to fall on Thursdays between mid-March and late June. This includes a few routes featuring the A350 and A330neo Delta One Suites, the retrofitted all-suites business-class cabins where each seat has its own closing door for privacy.

According to our Delta One Suites guide, the carrier operates Delta One Suites on the following routes between Tokyo and the U.S.:

Airbus A350

  • Atlanta (ATL) to Tokyo Narita (NRT), DL 295/DL 296 (to NRT thru March 27, 2020, then to HND thereafter)
  • Detroit (DTW) to Tokyo Narita, DL 275/DL 276 (to NRT thru March 27, 2020, then to HND thereafter)

Boeing 777-200

  • Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo Haneda (HND), DL 7/DL 8
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to Tokyo Haneda, DL 120/DL 121

Airbus A330-900 neo

  • Seattle (SEA) to Tokyo Narita, DL 166/DL 167 (route ending March 27, 2020)

As you can see, your best bet for scoring a Delta One Suites deal is to fly from Los Angeles or Minneapolis, especially after March 27.

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While the published list contains quite a few origin cities, it’s always a good idea to check your route separately, as Delta is known for leaving many deals unadvertised.

To search, plug in your origin airport at Delta.com along with one of the sale destinations mentioned below. We recommend using Delta’s “Flexible Dates” calendar, and making sure to check “shop with miles” when looking at search results.

Related: 8 reasons why Delta One is my new default way to visit Asia

TPG values each SkyMile at 1.1 cents, so 90,000 miles represents a cash equivalent of just $990 — a phenomenal redemption considering comparable prices can reach up to $20,000 round-trip. If you’re in need of SkyMiles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to Delta at a 1:1 ratio.

Airline: Delta
Routes: LAX/SEA/MSP and more to TYO (NRT/HND)
Cost: 90,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in Delta One, plus taxes and fees
Travel Dates: March to June 2020
Pay taxes and fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline or amextravel.com) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita for 90,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in Delta One (return leg in Delta One Suites):

Seattle to Tokyo Haneda for 90,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in Delta One:

Minneapolis/St. Paul to Tokyo Narita, returning from Tokyo Haneda, for 114,000 miles + $61 in taxes and fees round-trip in Delta One:

Related: How to redeem Delta SkyMiles

Boosting your SkyMiles balance

There are a variety of ways to earn Delta miles — from Delta-operated flights to trips on SkyTeam airlines to various non-travel partners. However, one of the best ways to boost your SkyMiles balance to score a few free trips is by adding one of these cards to your arsenal:

Related: Choosing the best credit card for Delta flyers

Featured photo by Matteo Colombo/Getty Images. 

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
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  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
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