A standout fare to me today is $637 to $680 round trip from Los Angeles to Tokyo on nonstop flights with several Oneworld and Star Alliance carrier options for departures from August 31 through November 30. These fares are available with at least five airlines offering nonstop flight schedules: American Airlines and JAL Japan Airlines as Oneworld carriers and United, ANA and Singapore Airlines as Star Alliance carriers. The lowest $637 round trip fare surprisingly includes Singapore Airlines.
China Eastern and China Southern have fares as low as $561 round trip for a one-stop via Shanghai PVG or Guangzhou CAN.
San Francisco flyers should buy a ticket to LAX for Tokyo flights. Nonstop flights to Tokyo from San Francisco SFO are several hundred dollars higher with most over $1,000 round trip. Cathay Pacific has fares around $760 round trip to Tokyo via Hong Kong. That is a lot of extra flying. Asiana is $815 SFO to Tokyo via Seoul ICN. Bay Area flyers can get to LAX at a low price for a much better LAX-Tokyo nonstop itinerary.
This deal was around ten days ago. Loyalty Traveler – Major fare sale AA, DL, UA $632 LAX to Tokyo Sep to Dec 2016 every date (May 27).
Google Flights Los Angeles LAX – Tokyo, Japan NRT
November 1 – 8 shows 5 different airlines with nonstop flights to Tokyo NRT departing within 4 hours of each other between 11:30am and 3:20pm.
- Singapore Airlines $637
- American, United, ANA $677
- JAL $680