Fly to Tokyo from 30K SkyMiles with Latest Delta Flash Sale

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If heading for Tokyo during Cherry Blossom season is on your bucket list, this Delta SkyMiles flash sale is for you.

You can fly to Tokyo, Japan from February all the way through June 2020 for as low as 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip. That’s less than Delta and most airlines normally charge for a one-way flight to Japan! These are some of the lowest prices to Tokyo we’ve seen, so book as soon as possible!

We found this amazing sale and sent it to Thrifty Traveler Premium members first. And there are great deals all around the country to get to Tokyo and back for half as many SkyMiles as normal – if not less.


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How about Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo-Haneda (HND) for 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip, nonstop? Or Denver (DEN) to Tokyo-Narita for 30,000 SkyMiles per person, too? You can get on the nonstop from Seattle (SEA) to Tokyo for just 34,000 SkyMiles. And even tiny towns like Allentown (ABE), Pennsylvania can fly to Tokyo and back for 40,000 SkyMiles.

And that’s just a fraction of the list, so check the full availability below and be sure to search Delta.com from your home airport. Just search for award flights by selecting the “Shop with Miles” function.

These flights typically cost at least $800 round-trip or much more, so it’s an outstanding way to use your SkyMiles.

Thrifty Tip #1: Use Delta’s Flexible Dates and Price Calendar views to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Thrifty Tip #2: Want to hit the peak of Cherry Blossom season? Head for Tokyo in late March!


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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 basic economy on this sale!

Many of these flights will land at and depart from Tokyo-Haneda airport, the closer of the Japanese capital’s two airports. A select few will put you at Tokyo-Narita (NRT). Read our guide to getting into the city from both airports. And get some ideas on how to spend your time in Japan’s electric capital city.

Thrifty Tip #3: Consider upgrading to Delta Comfort+ for extra legroom, sometimes attainable for just a few thousand SkyMiles more!

Thrifty Tip #4: Load up your SkyMiles balance for the next deal and get airport lounge access. Earn up to 100,000 points with the Platinum Card from American Express.



  • Travel February through June 2020
  • To book these fares, visit Delta.com and search using “Shop with Miles”


Departure Cities

Akron (CAK) – 44k
Allentown (ABE) – 40k
Austin (AUS) – 40k
Baltimore (BWI) – 40k
Billings (BIL) – 34k
Bismarck (BIS) – 44k
Boise (BOI) – 34k
Boston (BOS) – 40k
Burbank (BUR) – 38k
Charlotte (CLT) – 40k
Chicago (MDW) – 40k
Chicago (ORD) – 40k
Cincinnati (CVG) – 50k
Cleveland (CLE) – 44k
Colorado Springs (COS) – 34k
Columbus (CMH) – 40k
Dallas (DAL) – 44k
Dallas (DFW) – 40k
Denver (DEN) – 30k
Fayetteville (FAY) – 40k
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – 40k
Hartford (BDL) – 44k
Houston (HOU) – 40k
Houston (IAH) – 40k
Indianapolis (IND) – 44k
Jacksonville (JAX) – 50k
Kansas City (MCI) – 44k
Las Vegas (LAS) – 30k
Lincoln (LNK) – 44k
Los Angeles (LAX) – 30k*
Long Beach (LGB) – 38k
Louisville (SDF) – 50k
Memphis (MEM) – 50k
Miami (MIA) – 40k
Minneapolis (MSP) – 50k*
Missoula (MSO) – 34k
Myrtle Beach (MYR) – 50k
Nashville (BNA) – 50k
Newark (EWR) – 40k
New Orleans (MSY) – 44k
New York City (JFK) – 40k
New York City (LGA) – 40k
Norfolk (ORF) – 50k
Omaha (OMA) – 44k
Orlando (MCO) – 40k
Peoria (PIA) – 44k
Philadelphia (PHL) – 40k
Phoenix (PHX) – 30k
Pittsburgh (PIT) – 40k
Portland (PDX) – 34k*
Raleigh (RDU) – 40k
Richmond (RIC) – 44k
Sacramento (SMF) – 50k
Salt Lake City (SLC) – 40k
San Antonio (SAT) – 44k
San Diego (SAN) – 30k
San Francisco (SFO) – 30k
San Jose (SJC) – 30k
Santa Ana (SNA) – 34k
Santa Barbara (SBA) – 32k
Seattle (SEA) – 34k*
South Bend (SBN) – 44k
St. Louis (STL) – 44k
Tampa (TPA) – 50k
Washington DC (BWI) – 40k
Washington DC (DCA) – 40k
Washington DC (IAD) – 40k
Wausau (CWA) – 44k



Search from your home airport!


Our Analysis

It’s hard to believe we’re saying this, but this is one of our favorite Delta SkyMiles flash sales yet.

Delta has been flooding the zone lately with some amazing sales in just the last few months. We’ve also found unadvertised flash sales to Iceland as low as 24,000 SkyMiles round trip, trips to the Caribbean Islands from 12,000 SkyMiles, flights to China from 40,000 SkyMiles each, and a nationwide sale to Europe starting at just 18,000 SkyMiles.

But this Japan deal is a doozy. Delta typically charges at least 80,000 SkyMiles round-trip for these flights – and often much more. At 30,000 SkyMiles, it could be less than most airlines charge for a one-way flight to Tokyo.

And while not every airport has those insanely low rates, there are still great deals across the nation. Getting from Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) to Tokyo-Haneda and back for 50,000 SkyMiles is still a great deal, as Delta typically charges close to 100,000 SkyMiles or more.


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Every ticket will have roughly $50-$60 or so in taxes and fees – a small price to pay for such a great deal. It’s not rare to see these Delta flights selling for more than $1,000 round-trip. So these low rates make it an outstanding way to use those SkyMiles.


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Bottom Line

Go to Japan.

Whether you spend all your time in Tokyo or head down to majestic Kyoto, make your way to Osaka to eat your heart out, or head for the mountains of Hokkaido, Japan is an incredible country. And at this price, you can’t afford not to.

Unbelievable sales like this one are why we value SkyMiles more than most. No other airline can get you to Japan and back for as low as 30,000 SkyMiles. So while Delta’s lack of an award chart is frustrating, it also makes outstanding deals like this possible.


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Editorial Note: Any opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any card issuer.

2 Responses

  1. Robert C. says:

    So Thankful for Thrifty Traveler this year. This is my go to site for booking cheap travel. I’ve been all over the world because of TT!

    What an amazing deal! I used my AMEX Platinum sign-up bonus from last year to book a trip to Japan! I even sprung for Comfort (+) seats for an extra 16K miles.

    SFO to HND in May of 2020!

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