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[Expired] [Deal Alert] U.S. to Japan From 60K Miles One-way in Business Class

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Are you interested in traveling to Japan next month? We hope so, because Japan Airlines (JAL) has released a ton of last-minute award space across its routes to the U.S., which means you can book nonstop business class for just 60,000 miles.

Here’s everything you need to know!

Fare Deal — Details

JAL is well-known for its fantastic service, including a top-notch soft product. Although its seats tend to be a bit older, they recline to a fully flat position and are plenty roomy, and the airline is frequently recommended as one of the best options for Japan flights.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), San Diego (SAN) to Tokyo (NRT, HND)
  • Dates: July, August 2023
  • Rates: 60,000 miles one-way

What’s probably the most exciting is that we’re seeing these seats on nearly all of JAL’s nonstop U.S. routes, even hard-to-find options such as San Diego (SAN) to Tokyo (NRT).

SAN NRT Alaska miles
Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

Although there are a few dates for July 2024, the majority of availability exists during July and August 2023. This includes routes such as Chicago (ORD) to Tokyo (NRT).

ORD NRT American miles
Image Credit: American Airlines

Best Ways To Book

There are 2 good ways to book these flights, and the one you’ll want to use will depend on your departure airport and what kinds of miles you have on hand.

The first is via Alaska Airlines, which will charge you 60,000 miles one-way for these flights when departing from the West Coast. It can be difficult to earn Alaska miles as the program doesn’t have any major transfer partners, but miles do tend to go on sale for up to 60% off.

Your second option for booking is the American Airlines AAdvantage program. American will charge you 60,000 miles one-way no matter your departure airport, which makes this the best option for those departing from the East Coast. It’s also fairly difficult to earn American Airlines miles, though you can choose to transfer Bilt Rewards to your AA account at a 1:1 ratio if you need to build up your stash.

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Final Thoughts

We almost never see this kind of availability for flights on JAL, especially on sought-after routes such as the San Diego (SAN) to Tokyo (NRT) nonstop. Although these are last-minute seats, they’re well-worth booking if you can get away!

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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