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[Expired] [Fare Alert] LA to Tokyo for $1,119 in Premium Economy

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Are you thinking about traveling to Asia this year? There’s an excellent flight deal from the West Coast to Tokyo, Japan, in premium economy with availability through the fall.

Here’s what you need to know!

Fare Deal — Details

This deal is operated on American’s nonstop route between Los Angeles (LAX) and Tokyo (HND) on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Seats are arranged in a comfortable 2-3-2 configuration, so if you’re traveling with a companion, you may want to book seats A, C, J, or L.

American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Miami Airport (MIA)
American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner at Miami Airport (MIA). Image Credit: Daniel Ross

It’s a pretty good way to fly to and from Tokyo (an 11-hour flight), as you’ll get extra legroom, priority boarding, and free seat selection.

You can play around with dates on Google Flights, and then book directly through American to find the best deals:

  • Class: Premium economy
  • Routes: Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (HND)
  • Dates: April to May 2023; August to November 2023
  • Rates: As low as $1,119 round-trip

If you’re an American Airlines AAdvantage member, you’ll earn about 5,100 Loyalty Points and 5,100 award miles.

Best Ways to Book

You’ll find scattered availability between late April and early May, but the best (and cheapest) availability can be found in the fall of 2023, particularly in October.

Plug your preferred dates into Google Flights, and then book directly with American. Make sure to select the premium economy option rather than Main Plus if booking through Google Flights, and use a card that rewards you for purchases with American Airlines, flights, or general travel:

Hot Tip: Take a look at our recommendations for the best American Airlines credit cards for perks like lounge access, free checked bags and more!

Final Thoughts

American’s 787 premium economy is a decent way to fly, and this is a solid flight deal for such a long flight. Like many flight deals, however, this low fare probably won’t last long, so make sure to book as soon as possible!


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Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

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