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Fly to Tokyo in Business Class for 50,000 AAdvantage Miles

Fly to Tokyo in Business Class for 50,000 AAdvantage Miles

The only thing better than a frequent flyer award flight? A discounted frequent flyer award flight.

When it comes to award discounts, the norm is a savings of 20 to 30 percent. While limited in scope, this new offer for AAdvantage members features a hefty 40 to 50 percent discount.

Offer Details

Through February 29, 2012, AAdvantage members can book discounted round-trip award flights on Japan Airlines as follows:

Routes: San Francisco to Tokyo/Haneda; Vancouver to Tokyo/Narita
Travel period: November 1, 2011 – February 29, 2012
Business-class award price: 50,000 miles (normally 100,000)
Coach-class award price: 30,000 miles (normally 50,000)

The discount applies only to the Japan Airlines flights; connecting flights to and from San Francisco or Vancouver must be booked separately, at non-discounted rates.

Discounted trips must be booked via AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880, which will incur a $25 service charge.

Deal or No Deal


  • Hefty discount
  • Generous booking and travel window


  • Limited routes
  • Connecting flights not included
  • Service charge to book by phone

If you have any interest in visiting Japan and can cost-effectively get to one of the two North American gateways, this is a rare opportunity to fly transpacific for substantially fewer miles. These are long flights — go for business class if you have the miles.

Reader Reality Check

Is this award discount enough to put Japan on your travel itinerary?

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  • JR

    great deal!

  • LKM

    I just called American Airlines and they did not have any information about this promotion. Would you have a code for that ?

  • J Wang

    Great deal? Have you check out the prices of accommendation? food? and entertainment in Japan? You better budget $600-$1000/day for a night in Japan with the rise in Japanese Yen as well. It is extremely expensive to visit.

  • Mile Card Insider

    Great deal, thanks. Also not directly with AAdvantage miles, but some of those new British Airways Avios awards on American / Alaska for flights of 1500 miles or less are good — like 15,000 miles from LAX-Los Cabos.

  • Greg

    I love business class flights. Thanks for the great deal.

  • James

    That is a great deal! I enjoy using business class flights. Here is a great website that offers some amazing deals