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Deal Alert: Premium economy flights from LAX to Tokyo under $900

Feb. 21, 2022
3 min read
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Japan is one of those majestic destinations where you can’t stop thinking about it once you visit. Aeromexico, Air Canada and American are offering premium economy flights to Tokyo from under $900 round-trip and Zipair, a low-cost carrier that is a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, is offering business class flights under $1,800 round-trip.

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Scott’s Cheap Flights, which offers a premium membership that alerts readers to discounted fares for $49 a year, told us about these deals. The rates to Tokyo are available for travel from March to November.

Deal basics

Airlines: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American and Zipair
Routes: LAX to NRT
How to book: Directly through the airline or through Google Flights
Travel dates: March — November

Related: How I used Chase points to book a $1,200-a-night suite in Tokyo

Sample Flights

AM Plus seats on Aeromexico for the deal below includes a premium seat, extra legroom, a carry-on, checked bag and priority boarding. Business class seats on Zipair include a ZIP full-flat seat, but anything additional will cost extra.

The deal below is a premium economy flight on Aeromexico from Los Angeles (LAX) to Narita (NRT) for $881 round-trip and it’s mostly available throughout the month of November at this price.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

A business class seat on Zipair is widely available from Los Angeles (LAX) to Narita (NRT) throughout much of the year at $1,738 round-trip for a direct flight.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5 points per dollar on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees) or Chase Sapphire Reserve for 3 points per dollar on air travel, the American Express® Gold Card for 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2 points per dollar on travel.

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Related: How I helped a points and miles beginner book a trip to Japan

Bottom line

Experience the wonder, culture and vibrance of Japan, and you’ll be glad you did. Book a comfy seat on your way to Tokyo before these deals are gone.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.