American / United – $868 – $883: Selected Cities in the United States – Tokyo, Japan. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

American and United are putting Tokyo on sale. Here’s what we found for each — there could be a lot more cities but these are just the ones we tried:

For American, we found these cities to be between $868 – $883. Our coverage cities are in bold.

  • Newark [EWR]
  • Philadelphia [PHL]
  • Washington D.C. [IAD/DCA]
  • Charlotte [CLT]
  • Miami [MIA]
  • Dallas [DFW]
  • Houston [IAH]
  • Kansas City [MCI]
  • Denver [DEN]
  • Pittsburgh [PIT]
  • Cleveland [CLE]
  • Indianapolis [IND]
  • Des Moines [DSM]
  • Omaha [OMA]
  • New Orleans [MSY]
  • Flint [FNT]
  • Las Vegas [LAS]
  • Sacramento [SMF]
  • San Jose, California [SJC]
  • Reno [RNO]
  • Phoenix [PHX]
  • Tucson [TUS]
  • Wichita [ICT]
  • St. Louis [STL]

Here’s what we found for United for about $880:

  • Boston [BOS]
  • Burlington, Vermont [BTV]
  • Hartford [BDL]
  • Providence [PVD]
  • Philadelphia [PHL]
  • Charlotte [CLT]
  • Miami [MIA]
  • Dallas [DFW]
  • St. Louis [STL]

Base on this, the American sale is more widespread. These deals are especially good for Miami — American long haul deal out of Miami are rare.

Update 8/28/2014 @ 1:47PM Eastern – the American fares seem to have increase by $80. United’s fares are still in the $800s. These are not going to last much longer.

Update 8/28/2014 @ 2:47PM Eastern – United fares are in the $940s now.

Tokyo, Japan - Photo: Balint Földesi via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Tokyo, Japan – Photo: Balint Földesi via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • Sample on American from Miami
  • October 9th – 16th

Fare Availability:

  • American: Valid for travel on the outbound until December 6th for Monday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
  • United: Valid for travel on the outbound until December 6th for Sunday through Thursday departures. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
  • Please note that while this fare is valid at time of posting, if this post is more than two days old, the fare is likely gone.

How to Search for Availability:

  • Use ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search and use the following search criteria:
    • Departing from: MIA
    • Outbound Advanced Routing Code: aa+
    • Destination: NRT
    • Return Advanced Routing Code: aa+
    • (Click on Advanced Routing Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • (For other departures, replace MIA with airport code from above)
    • (For United availability, replace aa+ with ua+ on the Advanced Routing Code field)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Length of stay “0-7” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
    • You cannot buy tickets using ITA. To buy, follow our instructions below.
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage

Fare Class:

  • American: Q
  • United: K

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $780


  • MIA – DFW (Dallas) – NRT (Tokyo) – DFW – MIA


Global Premier Upgrade Fare (for United 1K and GS members):

  • W Class
  • $1,889


  • 14,873 miles or 5.8 cents per mile

How to Book:

  • Support us by using our Priceline link to book with dates found on ITA Software Matrix Airfare Search. Make sure you enter “American” or “United” on the Airline textbox in the Advanced Flight Options section



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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Japanese Yen (JYP) $1USD = 103.79 JPY

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