Delta is poised to become the biggest US airline at Tokyo Haneda’s Airport, and they’ve just put all of their new flights on sale (and there’s even a ton of award space, so keep reading!).
Why Delta Is Growing At Tokyo Haneda Airport
Tokyo Haneda is Tokyo’s more convenient airport, though historically it has had very limited slots available for US carriers. Recently the DOT granted an additional 12 slots to US airlines at Haneda.
The DOT sure acted in favor of Delta with these allocations, as Delta got five of the available slots.
Delta was granted flights to Tokyo Haneda from Atlanta, Detroit, Honolulu, Portland, and Seattle. On top of that, the airline already flies from Los Angeles and Minneapolis to Haneda, meaning they’ll have service to Haneda from seven markets.
Interestingly with this development Delta also announced that they’d discontinue flights to Tokyo Narita altogether, meaning they’d completely shift operations to Tokyo Haneda. With this, Delta is the largest US airline at Haneda Airport.
Delta’s New Tokyo Haneda Flights
While we’ve known all along which routes Delta would be operating, the airline has now put all of their Tokyo Haneda flights on sale. As mentioned above, they already flew to Haneda from Los Angeles and Minneapolis, though Delta has still adjusted their schedules on those flights a bit.
So let’s first take a look at the five new routes, and then the two routes that already existed, but on which we’re seeing slight schedule changes:
Delta’s Atlanta To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Boeing 777-200LR flights between Atlanta and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL295 Atlanta to Tokyo departing 11:15AM arriving 2:30PM (+1 day)
DL296 Tokyo to Atlanta departing 4:45PM arriving 4:15PM
Delta’s Detroit To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Airbus A350-900 flights between Detroit and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL275 Detroit to Tokyo departing 12:15PM arriving 2:15PM (+1 day)
DL276 Tokyo to Detroit departing 3:25PM arriving 2:20PM
Delta’s Honolulu To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Boeing 767-300 flights between Honolulu and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL181 Honolulu to Tokyo departing 4:00PM arriving 8:00PM (+1 day)
DL180 Tokyo to Honolulu departing 10:00PM arriving 10:45AM
Delta’s Portland To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Airbus A330-200 flights between Portland and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL69 Portland to Tokyo departing 1:50PM arriving 4:35PM (+1 day)
DL68 Tokyo to Portland departing 6:30PM arriving 11:45AM
Delta’s Seattle To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Airbus A350-900 flights between Seattle and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL167 Seattle to Tokyo departing 11:55AM arriving 2:20PM (+1 day)
DL166 Tokyo to Seattle departing 4:30PM arriving 9:45AM
Delta’s Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Boeing 777-200LR flights between Los Angeles and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL7 Los Angeles to Tokyo departing 10:10AM arriving 1:45PM (+1 day)
DL8 Tokyo to Los Angeles departing 3:45PM arriving 9:45AM
Delta’s Minneapolis To Tokyo Haneda Flight
Delta will be launching daily Airbus A350-900 flights between Minneapolis and Tokyo Haneda as of March 28, 2020, with the following schedule:
DL121 Minneapolis to Tokyo departing 11:20AM arriving 1:35PM (+1 day)
DL120 Tokyo to Minneapolis departing 4:20PM arriving 1:20PM
Delta Award Seats Are Wide Open
Delta isn’t actually adding much capacity to & from Japan, but rather they’re mostly shifting capacity from Narita to Haneda. As a result I’m surprised to see that Delta has tons of saver level business class award availability on these new flights. I can’t imagine it will last.
There’s award availability via Delta SkyMiles, though Delta charges 100,000+ miles for a saver one-way business class ticket. The much better value is to book through Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, where a one-way ticket costs just 60,000 miles with no surcharges.
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Marriott Bonvoy. On top of that, we see transfer bonuses from Amex and Citi to Virgin Atlantic every once in a while, which makes these miles even easier to come by.
- American Express® Gold Card
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Delta Tokyo Haneda Summary
Delta’s new flights to Tokyo Haneda are now on sale, so if you’ve been waiting to book one of these flights, now is your chance. Best of all, there’s even a good amount of award availability on these flights as of now.