Delta: Los Angeles – Tokyo, Japan. $520 (Basic Economy) / $720 (Regular Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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A good sale for nonstop service to Tokyo. This is the cheapest deal to Tokyo since Japan reopened to tourists on a regular airline (ZIPAIR Tokyo has had this for cheaper in the past, but it is a low cost carrier that charges for everything from carry-on bags to seat selection). LAX is the cheapest gateway to Japan from the US right now because it has the most airlines and flights between the US and Tokyo.

Delta’s $720 fare is a regular economy fare with TWO checked luggage and normal size carry-on

Delta also have a $520 fare, but it is a Basic Economy / Economy Light fare. These Basic Economy / Economy Light fares:

  • DO NOT allow for advance seat assignment
  • DO NOT allow for changes
  • DO NOT allow for cancellations – so if you cancel after the 24 hour risk free period, the Basic Economy version will have no value for future travel
  • DO NOT allow for mileage earning
  • However, it does include ONE checked bag.

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Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo, Japan – Photo: WIL via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • February 1st – 8th
  • This is just ONE SAMPLE travel date, for more availability, please follow the “Fare Availability” and “How to Search for Availability” instructions below

Fare Availability:

  • Valid for travel in February. Availability is limited. Must purchase at least 14 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:

  • This is just to search for availability. To buy your tickets, scroll down to “How to Buy” section of this post
  • Use Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software and use the following search criteria:
    • Origin: LAX
    • Origin Advanced Routing Code:
      • Routing Codes: DL
      • Extension Codes:
        • This is instructing Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software to search for the Basic Economy fare. Use those dates on Delta and you will be presented with the option to upgrade to the regular economy fare.
    • Destination:  HND
    • Return Advanced Routing Code:
      • Routing Codes: DL
      • Extension Codes:
    • (Click on Advanced Codes link to enable advanced routing code input)
    • Select “See calendar of lowest fares”
    • Duration “3-10” (This is just a sample, you can use any 7 day date range like 3-10, 7-14 etc)
  • Beginner’s Guide on How to Use Matrix by ITA Software
  • How to Read Airfare Rules and Use It to Your Advantage
  • The Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software search page should be like below when all values are inputted

 

 

  • You cannot buy tickets using Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software. To buy, follow our instructions in the “How to Buy” section below.

Fare Class:

  • E (Basic Economy)
  • V (Regular Economy)

Elite Qualifying Dollars:

  • $620

Routing:

  • LAX – HND (Tokyo – Haneda) – LAX

Stopover:

Mileage:

  • Miles Flown: 10,946 miles or 4.8 cents per mile (Basic Economy) / 6.6 cents per mile (Regular Economy)
  • Redeemable Miles: 3,100 miles

How to Buy:

  • Book on Delta with dates found on Matrix Airfare Search by ITA Software.

 

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Background Information:

  • Visa: US Citizens – Not required. Other nationals, check the TIMATIC Visa Database
  • Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY). $1USD = 145 JPY

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1 Comment

  • DN 2 months ago Reply

    Actually AA had $657 and $707 round trip fares in regular economy between LAX and HND so this is more expensive

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