Flights leave from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and land at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport (NRT), and they are currently priced more than $400 cheaper than usual, according to Google Flights.
Airline: United Airlines
Routes: Los Angeles to Tokyo
How to book: Directly through the airline
Travel dates: November and December 2023
Book by: As soon as possible
Blackout dates: Select holiday travel dates
Thanks to Going (formerly known as Scott’s Cheap Flights) for scouting these deals. For $49 a year, the site’s Premium membership offers discounts of up to 90% and comes with a 14-day free trial. The Elite membership also finds premium economy, business-class and first-class deals.
To find the cheapest possible dates, go to Google Flights and filter by airline or head straight to United’s website. At the date of publishing, there was plenty of pre-Thanksgiving travel dates available in November.
There are also many flights to choose from prior to Christmas and New Year’s Eve in December.
For $655, you could secure a nonstop, round-trip fare from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16, 2023.
The best part of this deal is that the fares include a personal item, a carry-on bag and two checked bags.
When booking, be sure to enter your United MileagePlus number to earn miles on your flight to use toward future travel.
Maximize your purchase
Book using your United Quest℠ Card to earn 3 United MileagePlus miles per dollar spent on United purchases or your United Club℠ Infinite Card to earn 4 United MileagePlus miles per dollar spent on United purchases.
Other credit cards that earn bonus points on airfare purchases include:
- Chase Sapphire Preferred Card: 2 points per dollar spent on travel
- American Express® Gold Card: 3 points per dollar spent on airfare when booked directly through the airline or American Express Travel
- The Platinum Card® from American Express: 5 points per dollar spent on airfare when booked directly through the airline or American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 of these purchases per calendar year)
- Citi Premier® Card (see rates and fees): 3 points per dollar spent on airfare
- Chase Sapphire Reserve: 3 points per dollar spent on airfare
It’s rare to find such inexpensive fares to Tokyo that include multiple bag allowances, so this is definitely a deal worth booking. With a bit of luck, you might also be able to snag cheaper hotel rates and enjoy thinner crowds at attractions since you’ll be traveling during the offseason.