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[Expired] [Deal Alert] California to Tokyo Nonstop in Business Class From $1,770 Round-Trip

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Yes, you read that right: sub-$2,000 fares to Japan from the U.S. in business class are a thing.

Japanese low-cost carrier ZIPAIR is offering mind-bogglingly low fares from California to Tokyo (NRT) starting at just $1,770.

Here are the details of the fares and the best ways to book.

Fare Deal — Details

There are great value fares available from each of the 3 Californian cities that ZIPAIR serves with nonstop flights to Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT).

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and San José (SJC) to Tokyo (NRT)
  • Dates: January and February 2024
  • Rates: From $1,770 round-trip

The cheapest fares are from San Francisco to Tokyo-Narita starting at $1,770:

Fly nonstop from San Francisco to Tokyo in a lie-flat bed from just $1,770. Image Credit: Google Flights

San José also gets a slice of the pie with fares at $1,770:

Fly nonstop from San José, California, in Zipair’s lie-flat business class from just $1,770. Image Credit: Google Flights

And from Los Angeles, fares nudge up by almost $100 for a round-trip to Tokyo in business class:

Fly nonstop from LAX to Tokyo in a lie-flat bed with ZIPAIR from just $1,851. Image Credit: Google Flights

The good news is that ZIPAIR’s business class has lie-flat beds, unlike many long-haul, low-cost carriers. However, to include benefits such as advance seat selection, in-flight meals, and checked baggage allowance, the airline offers reasonably priced bundles to complete your business class experience.

Zipair’s low-cost business model means that there are add-ons available to complete the business class experience. Image Credit: Zipair

Best Ways to Book

When booking cash deal business class fares like this one with ZIPAIR, it’s always a good idea to use a travel credit card that will reward you for booking flights.

For example, paying for this deal with The Platinum Card® from American Express, would earn 5x Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (capped at $500,000 spent in purchases per calendar year, then 1x points).

Hot Tip:

One of the other excellent perks the Amex Platinum card comes with is a Priority Pass membership (enrollment required), which means you’d be able to add lounge access to both legs of this trip, too!

Final Thoughts

ZIPAIR has made it possible to fly to Japan in business class without breaking the bank.

If these super-low fares tempt you, we’d recommend making the purchase as soon as possible because they aren’t likely to stick around for long.

For rates and fees of The Platinum Card® from American Express, click here.

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.


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