Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to Tokyo for 50K+ Miles - Including the Olympics!

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Delta SkyMiles Flash Sale to Tokyo for 50K+ Miles – Including the Olympics!

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Coronavirus may have canceled the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but the Summer Games are a go for 2021. And here’s your chance to get there for cheap.

We found another amazing Delta SkyMiles flash sale to get to Tokyo from June through August 2021 for as low as 50,000 SkyMiles round trip! That’s perfect timing to get to Japan for the summer games, which officials say will go on as planned from July 23 through Aug. 8.

You’ll find the lowest pricing from Canadian airports as well as Honolulu (HNL). But there is excellent availability nationwide to get you Japan and back next summer for 70,000 SkyMiles or less. We sent this deal to Thrifty Traveler Premium members last week, but there are still plenty of flights available for the Summer Games!


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Japan currently isn’t allowing American travelers, and there’s no certainty of when that will change. But the beauty of booking with SkyMiles right now is that all tickets booked by Dec. 31 are fully refundable. Book this deal now for fewer SkyMiles, then cancel down the line if need be and get your miles (and taxes and fees) back free.

Read more: Are Delta SkyMiles the Best Way to Book Flights Right Now?

Check the full availability below and be sure to search from your home airportJust search for award flights by selecting the “Shop with Miles” function.

Thrifty Tip #1: Use Delta’s Flexible Dates and Price Calendar views to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

These flights typically cost around $1,000 round-trip or much more – especially for a major event like the Olympics. So it’s an outstanding way to use your SkyMiles. You can find amazing deals even from smaller airports like St. Louis (STL).


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There are all main cabin economy fares, so they include free seat assignment, free checked bag, meals, and more. No need to worry about Delta basic economy on this sale!

Thrifty Tip #2: Load up your SkyMiles balance for the next deal with new bonuses of up to 60,000 SkyMiles on Delta’s American Express credit cards.



  • Travel June through August 2021
  • To book these fares, visit and search using “Shop with Miles”


Departure Cities

Akron (CAK) – 70k
Albuquerque (ABQ) – 68k
Allentown (ABE) – 62k
Austin (AUS) – 70k
Billings (BIL) – 68k
Boise (BOI) – 68k
Bozeman (BZN) – 68k
Buffalo (BUF) – 70k
Burbank (BUR) – 68k
Calgary (YYC) – 56k
Charlotte (CLT) – 62k
Chattanooga (CHA) – 70k
Cincinnati (CVG) – 62k
Cleveland (CLE) – 70k
Colorado Springs (COS) – 68k
Dayton (DAY) – 62k
Edmonton (YEG) – 56k
El Paso (ELP) – 70k
Eugene (EUG) – 68k
Evansville (EVV) – 70k
Fayetteville (FAY) – 62k
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) – 62k
Fort Wayne (FWA) – 62k
Fresno (FAT) – 68k
Greensboro (GSO) – 70k
Honolulu (HNL) – 50k
Indianapolis (IND) – 62k
Las Vegas (LAS) – 68k
Little Rock (LIT) – 70k
Long Beach (LGB) – 64k
Los Angeles (LAX) – 60k*
Miami (MIA) – 62k
Minneapolis (MSP) – 70k*
Missoula (MSO) – 68k
Montreal (YUL) – 56k
Nashville (BNA) – 62k
Oklahoma City (OKC) – 70k
Ontario (ONT) – 64k
Orlando (MCO) – 62k
Ottawa (YOW) – 50k
Palm Springs (PSP) – 60k
Peoria (PIA) – 62k
Philadelphia (PHL) – 62k
Phoenix (PHX) – 66k
Pittsburgh (PIT) – 60k
Portland (PDX) – 62k*
Raleigh (RDU) – 62k
Reno (RNO) – 68k
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 62k
San Diego (SAN) – 60k
Santa Ana (SNA) – 64k
Santa Barbara (SBA) – 60k
Seattle (SEA) – 62k*
South Bend (SBN) – 62k
Springfield (SGF) – 70k
St. Louis (STL) – 54k
Toronto (YYZ) – 50k
Tucson (TUS) – 66k
Tulsa (TUL) – 70k
Vancouver (YVR) – 56k
Winnipeg (YWG) – 64k
*= nonstop fares

Search from your home airport!


Our Analysis

If getting to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics is on your bucket list, this Delta SkyMiles flash sale is a great way to scratch it off.

Delta typically charges at least 80,000 or 90,000 SkyMiles round-trip for these flights – and often much more. Add in the perfect timing to catch the world’s largest sporting event, and this is a phenomenal deal. Getting a cheap flight to Tokyo next summer might be a challenge, to say the least. Doing it for fewer SkyMiles is worth celebrating.

Look for nonstop flights from Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), Portland (PDX), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Detroit (DTW), and Atlanta (ATL).


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Want a bit more legroom for your flight to the Olympics? In many cases you can book Delta’s great Premium Select seats (with extra legroom, upgraded service, and more) starting at 78,000 SkyMiles roundtrip. That’s a bargain.


Bottom Line

The 2021 Olympics, travel to Japan, and international tourism as a whole are all clouded with uncertainty. But we know one thing for sure: This is a great way to book flights to Japan for the Games next summer.

Low rates and the ability to cancel and get your SkyMiles back for free make this the latest outstanding Delta SkyMiles flash sale.

Want to be the first to be notified about these sales? Check out Thrifty Traveler Premium for just $7.99 a month!

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