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[Expired] [Deal Alert] California to Tokyo for $1,769 in Business Class

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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 offers mind-bogglingly low fares from San Jose and San Francisco to Tokyo (NRT), starting at just $1,769 round-trip. Here are the details of the fares and the best ways to book!

Fare Deal — Details

There are great value fares available to Tokyo’s Narita Airport (NRT).

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: San Jose (SJC) and San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (NRT)
  • Dates: Select dates in August and September 2024
  • Rates: From $1,769 round-trip
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Image Credit: Google Flights

ZIPAIR also has business class deals from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) around the same timeframe, starting at $1,938 round-trip.

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 business class add ons
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. Here are the cards we recommend at Upgraded Points:

Hot Tip:

One of the excellent perks premium cards like the Amex Platinum and Capital One Venture X come 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.

The information regarding the Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

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