The Olympics are in Tokyo next summer, and I know a lot of people are looking to go there. The catch is that it can be really tough to find award availability to the Olympics, given how much demand there is.
A few weeks ago I wrote about how Japan Airlines is launching a new second daily flight between San Francisco and Tokyo Narita. When reservations opened business class awards on the route were wide open, including over Cherry Blossom, over the Olympics, etc.
There’s still some award space in the market, but now there’s yet another great opportunity.
I recently wrote about how Japan Airlines is reworking their US route network, as they’re adding six new flights out of Tokyo Haneda.
Well, tickets have just gone on sale for Japan Airlines’ new daily Tokyo Haneda to Los Angeles flight, which launches on March 29, 2020. The route will be operated by a four cabin 777-300ER with the following schedule:
JL16 Haneda to Los Angeles departing 5:00PM arriving 10:50AM
JL15 Los Angeles to Haneda departing 1:45PM arriving 5:20PM (+1 day)
The good news is that business class award seats are wide open on this flight, and on most dates I see at least two business class award seats, including over the Olympics.
Space isn’t quite as wide open as it was on the San Francisco route (where virtually every date had at least four business class award seats), but in this case I do see at least two seats on a majority of dates.
Want to redeem miles? Your best bet is to book through one of the following two programs (neither adds carried imposed surcharges):
- American AAdvantage, which charges 60,000 miles one-way in business class; the best credit cards for earning American miles
- Alaska Mileage Plan, which charges 60,000 miles one-way in business class; the best credit cards for earning Alaska miles
If you’re looking to travel to Japan next year, this is a great opportunity.
Want to know what to expect onboard? Here’s a review of Japan Airlines’ 787 business class, and here’s a review of Japan Airlines’ 777 business class.
Hopefully some of you can take advantage of this amazing award space!