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For travel throughout most of 2017 you can fly Singapore Airlines between Los Angeles and Tokyo for less than $500 roundtrip.
In fact, the fare is really available, it’s not hard to find.
We’ve occasionally seen fares between Los Angeles and Asia for in the $400s (and a couple of times even the $300s) over the past year. Here’s why we’re seeing deeper discount airfare flash sales than ever before.
What makes this one really interesting to me is that Singapore Airlines economy is pretty darned civilized as far as economy long haul travel goes. I personally wouldn’t want to contemplate China Eastern or United economy for that long a trip.
You get a large personal video screen, a cup holder, and even a foot bar (something that American Airlines just introduced to their new premium economy cabin).
Key rules for this fare:
- Outbound travel permitted January 10 through June 15 or July 10 through September 30 (although July through August 13 fares are $100 higher)
- One month maximum stay permitted
- Must ticket by November 28, though the fare could be pulled before then
- There’s a $250 change fee
You can actually get this itinerary even cheaper using airfare metasearch site Momondo
American Airlines is matching the fare, though not for all dates. If you’re an American Airlines Executive Platinum you may want to book the American flights, pre-reserve extra legroom seats, and apply systemwide upgrade certificates in hopes of flying business class super cheap.
This fare is a wonderful opportunity to get ‘lost’ in this most amazing city.
(HT: Airfare Spot)