Deal Alert: Nonstop Flights From West Coast to Tokyo From $448 Round-Trip

Nov 23, 2018

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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.

Flights to Tokyo are usually considered cheap when fares drop into the $600s. But today, the competition for flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo has driven fares on five different airlines down to just $448 round-trip nonstop.

Not sure where to go or what to do in Tokyo? Thankfully Tokyo is one of The Points Guy’s favorite destinations in the world, so we have plenty of tips:

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.

Airlines: ANA, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Singapore, United
Routes: LAX to NRT
Cost: $448+ round-trip
Travel Dates: January – June and August – October 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline),  Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $448 round-trip nonstop on United in April-May 2019:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $448 round-trip nonstop on Singapore in February-March 2019:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $448 round-trip nonstop on JAL in April 2019:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $448 round-trip nonstop on American Airlines in April-May 2019:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $450 round-trip nonstop on ANA in March 2019:

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, 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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