With the recent discontinued flights to Tokyo Narita (NRT), plus the added flights into the much-closer-to-the-city Tokyo Haneda (HND) airport, Delta is celebrating by offering travelers double miles when traveling to and from HND when traveling between October 29, 2016 through February 28, 2017.
Would-be participants of this promotion need to sign up through Delta’s website and note the following promo rules:
- Sign up by January 12, 2017
- Book and travel between October 29, 2016 through February 28, 2017 to and from Tokyo HND
- Tickets purchased must be eligible fares – E class and tickets that do not earn miles are excluded
The details of this promo speaks solely to miles and not MQMs, so if you’re in need of extra medallion miles, this promo won’t help you there (but flying business class will!)
If you’re in the market for a mileage run before the end of the year, there are some not-terrible sub-$3000 USD business class fares from Toronto (YYZ) with one layover – which, from North America to Asia is definitely not a bad deal.
Similar flights seem to be available throughout the month of December, with a Monday/Tuesday departure, and a return on a Monday-Wednesday. There is similar pricing available in January and February, with a little bit more flexibility on the departure or return dates. Check Google Flights for dates of travel for this rate.
Economy class tickets from Toronto, New York (JFK), and Minneapolis (MSP) in January will cost you anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 USD.
This promo (and rate) isn’t worth going out of your way to do, if Tokyo was on your must-do list, this is not a bad time to go! Regular business class tickets on Delta cost anywhere from $4000-$5000+ USD, and positioning to fly out of YYZ is not terribly inconvenient if you’re on the east coast (and don’t mind the extra layover in MSP).
If you do decide to make it out to the land of the rising sun, don’t forget to check out our list of favorite spots to wine and dine in Tokyo.