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United has a fare as low as $386 roundtrip between Los Angeles and Tokyo.
You need to depart Monday through Thursday in each direction and the fare is available for outbound travel November 1 through December 8 and January 9 through June 30. Tickets are non-refundable with a $300 change fee.
You’ll find a great fare of $547 on most booking sites.
However airfare metasearch site Momondo will help you find even better pricing than that.
You’re not going to upgrade these tickets. If you’re a United elite, choose to credit your miles to United for access to economy plus extra legroom seating. If you’re not an elite, considering you can credit the miles to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and earn more than you would any other way.
While a non-elite MileagePlus member crediting United flights to the revenue-based MileagePlus program will only earn under 1500 miles, nearly all United fares earn 100% of flown miles when crediting to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer (.pdf). That means you earn almost 11,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for the trip flying United and crediting this K fare to KrisFlyer.
While Singapore miles do expire after 3 years (not 3 years of inactivity), you can top off a KrisFlyer miles account with transfers from American Express, Chase, Citi, and Starwood.
This fare is a wonderful opportunity to get ‘lost’ in this most amazing city.
(HT: Airfare Spot)