Japan Airfare Deals on Facebook and Twitter

Going forward, I will most likely be sharing airfare deals only on my Facebook and Twitter feed. If you’d like to be informed about airfare deals as soon as I learn about them, just go to Facebook or Twitter:

facebook.com/myjapantips

twitter.com/myjapantips (@myjapantips)

If you look at the page now, there’s a new Tokyo fare war brewing, with airfares starting at $770 round-trip from many US cities!

FARE WAR! Buy your Japan Airfare NOW!

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In the last 24 hours (since my last airfare post), prices on airfare to Tokyo have dropped significantly from a number of North American destinations. American, Delta and United are now in on the fare war for flights pretty much any time in 2015.

Low fares were found from the following cities – connections may or may not be required

Abilene ABI – $871 r/t
Atlanta ATL – $920 r/t
Boston BOS – $871 r/t
Charlotte CLT – $869 r/t
Chicago O’Hare ORD – $785 r/t
Dallas DFW – $856 r/t
Detroit DTW – $920 r/t
El Paso ELP – $851 r/t
Miami MIA – $862 r/t
Memphis MEM – $915 r/t
Los Angeles LAX – $765 r/t
New Orleans MSY – $989 r/t
Philadelphia PHL – $871 r/t
San Antonio SAT – $871 r/t

There might be more cities on sale… Heck, ABILENE which is only served by ONE AIRLINE in the middle of Texas is on sale for $871 round trip??

I say BOOK NOW. You never know how long these prices will last.

Price War leads to cheap airfare to Japan for the fall

After searching more airfares today, it appears that a Price War is yielding cheaper-than-usual airfare for immediate travel to Japan in September, October and November. If you’ve thought of visiting Japan and haven’t had the chance, or you are desperate for the return trip, then you should seriously take these airfares into consideration… and don’t waste time purchasing the tickets!

The price war essentially focuses around flights operated by American Airlines and United Airlines from the hub and focus cities of their competitors. Many of these flights will require connections somewhere in the US.

American Airlines has hubs in New York – JFK, Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Miami, with added hubs from the acquisition of US Airways in Philadelphia, Charlotte and Phoenix. United’s hubs are in Newark, Washington Dulles, Chicago O’Hare (shared with United), Houston, Denver and San Francisco.

United has sale fares from American Airlines hubs: As low as $940 round/trip from Dallas, $942 r/t from Los Angeles (nonstop on their 787) and even $940 r/t from Miami! From US Airways hubs, $940 r/t from Philadelphia, $939 r/t from Charlotte.  Delta Air Lines also has matched the $942 fare from Los Angeles.

Conversely, American Airlines sale fares are from the United hubs: $943 round/trip from Newark, $943 r/t from Washington Dulles AND National, $942 r/t from Houston, $943 r/t from Denver. 

All of these fares require purchase no later than September 3 for travel in the fall on most Sundays through Thursdays until early December. The exception is the Delta airfare from Los Angeles, which has to be purchased by August 25.

Airline Sale Fares from Newark, Washington and Los Angeles to Tokyo for Fall 2014

9/3/14 – These fares have expired.

Sale Fares from US to Japan for Fall Travel

I’m writing this post today to make readers aware of great discounts for travel to Japan during Fall 2014. It’s possible that these airlines need to fill some seats, so if you would like to visit the land of the rising sun, even 2 weeks from when I write this, the time to act is now!

NEW YORK TO TOKYO (from Newark) and WASHINGTON TO TOKYO (from Dulles)

American Airlines has sale fares from both Newark Airport near New York, and Dulles Airport near Washington DC, to Tokyo Narita via connections in their US hubs for travel through early December starting as low as $943 round-trip. Travel must take place Monday through Thursday and you must return within 90 days or by December 24.

LOS ANGELES TO TOKYO

United Airlines has put their nonstop service from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita – on a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner – on sale recently, and now it looks like Delta has joined the price war. For most departures through early December flights on either airline – both nonstop – can be had for as low as $929 round-trip.

Good luck on booking these, and enjoy your trip to Japan!