Deal Alert: Fly to Japan Next Week for as Low as $606 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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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.
Did you put off planning your summer vacation too long and now all of the flights are too expensive? Well, you’re in luck — flights to Japan are as low as $606 round-trip as early as next week. This is a great deal for last-minute travel as international trips like this would usually cost thousands. These fares last into March 2020, so if you can’t get off work in time for the July deals, take advantage of the deals later in the year.
It’s also a great time of year to visit Japan as there are a lot of summer festivals, making it a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Japanese culture and summer traditions. If you’re planning on visiting the capital, check out this guide on how to do Tokyo on points. If you’re headed south to escape the madness of Tokyo, be sure to read our ideas on what do and where to stay in Osaka.
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 through an OTA like Priceline or Expedia. To get the absolute best price on some routes, you can search on SkyScanner or Momondo and book through an OTA. Just note that it may be harder to deal with some of the smaller OTA’s customer service if you want to change your flight or if something goes wrong.
Airline: American, Japan Airlines, Delta, Air Canada, Alaska
Routes: LAS/PHL/ORD/JFK/LAX/HNL to NRT/ITM/KIX
Cost: $606+ round-trip in economy
Travel Dates: July 2019-March 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, 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:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Tokyo (NRT/HND) for $606 round-trip via Travel Merry:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Tokyo (NRT) for $640 round-trip via American:
Las Vegas (LAS) to Osaka (KIX) for $644 round-trip via American:
Philadelphia (PHL) to Tokyo (NRT) for $662 round-trip via American:
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), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare on plus trip delay insurance), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: Scott’s Cheap Flights
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