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

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Just when you think Delta SkyMiles flash sales can’t get any better, they pull out all the stops with one of the best sales of the year.

You can fly to Tokyo, Japan starting this fall through next spring for as low as 30,000 SkyMiles round-trip. That’s less than Delta and most airlines charge for a one-way flight! We’ve never seen prices this low to Tokyo, 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.


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

Thrifty Tip #3: 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 October through March 2020
  • To book these fares, visit Delta.com and search using “Shop with Miles”


Departure Cities

  • Allentown (ABE) – 40k
  • Austin (AUS) – 40k
  • Baltimore (BWI) – 40k
  • Bismarck (BIS) – 44k
  • Boston (BOS) – 40k
  • Charlotte (CLT) – 40k
  • Chicago (MDW) – 40k
  • Chicago (ORD) – 40k
  • Cincinnati (CVG) – 50k
  • Cleveland (CLE) – 40k
  • Columbus (CMH) – 40k
  • Dallas (DAL) – 40k
  • Dallas (DFW) – 40k
  • Dayton (DAY) – 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) – 40k
  • Lexington (LEX) – 50k
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – 30k*
  • Louisville (SDF) – 50k
  • Memphis (MEM) – 50k
  • Miami (MIA) – 40k
  • Minneapolis (MSP) – 50k*
  • Nashville (BNA) – 50k
  • New Orleans (MSY) – 44k
  • Newark (EWR) – 40k
  • New York City (JFK) – 40k
  • New York City-LaGuardia (LGA) – 40k
  • Norfolk (ORF) – 50k
  • Omaha (OMA) – 44k
  • Orlando (MCO) – 40k
  • Pittsburgh (PIT) – 40k
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – 40k
  • Phoenix (PHX) – 30k
  • 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
  • Seattle (SEA) – 34k*
  • South Bend (SBN) – 44k
  • St. Louis (STL) – 44k
  • Tampa (TPA) – 50k
  • Washington D.C. (BWI) – 40k
  • Washington D.C. (DCA) – 40k
  • Washington D.C. (IAD) – 40k
  • Wausau (CWA) – 44k



Search from your home airport!


Our Analysis

It’s hard to believe we’re saying this, but this could just be the best Delta SkyMiles flash sale 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.



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 deals like this possible.


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