Cheap Tix to Tokyo?

May 3rd, 2004, 01:57 PM
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Cheap Tix to Tokyo?

Hi,

I'd like to travel to Tokyo at the end of May. Does anyone know how I can get a cheap tix from San Diego to Tokyo (like under $600)?

Which airlines should I try? I've tried Orbitz and Expedia, but the price is still pretty high. Any advice?

Is there a travel package that includes hotel and air and the price is still reasonable?

Thanks.
JC
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May 3rd, 2004, 02:07 PM
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You didn't say what dates you need, but expedia is showing $600 fares on United. It's actually $605, but you could save the $5 if you book on www.united.com

Here is an example:

Total price for this trip: $605.27

1 Review the flight details


Wed 26-May-04

San Diego (SAN)
Depart 6:40 am
Terminal R to Los Angeles (LAX)
Arrive 7:20 am
Terminal 7 119 mile(s) (192 km)
Duration: 0hr 40mn

Flight: 6538
Operated by: UNITED EXPRESS/SKYWEST

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Economy/Coach Class, Canadair RJ


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Los Angeles (LAX)
Depart 12:30 pm
Terminal 7 to Tokyo (NRT)
Arrive 3:55 pm +1 day
Terminal 1 5451 mile(s) (8773 km)
Duration: 11hr 25mn

Flight: 891

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Economy/Coach Class, Lunch, Boeing 747-400


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Total miles: 5570 mile(s) (8964 km)
Total duration: 12hr 5mn (17hr 15mn with connections)


Tue 8-Jun-04

Tokyo (NRT)
Depart 4:25 pm
Terminal 1 to Los Angeles (LAX)
Arrive 10:05 am
Terminal 6 5451 mile(s) (8773 km)
Duration: 9hr 40mn

Flight: 890

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Economy/Coach Class, Dinner, Boeing 747-400


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Los Angeles (LAX)
Depart 11:50 am
Terminal 7 to San Diego (SAN)
Arrive 12:35 pm
Terminal R 119 mile(s) (192 km)
Duration: 0hr 45mn

Flight: 6070
Operated by: UNITED EXPRESS/SKYWEST

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Economy/Coach Class, EMB-120


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Total miles: 5570 mile(s) (8964 km)
Total duration: 10hr 25mn (12hr 10mn with connections)


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May 3rd, 2004, 02:18 PM
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Thanks for checking. I'm thinking of 5/21 to 5/31 or 6/1. San Diego <-> Tokyo.

Thanks!
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May 3rd, 2004, 02:50 PM
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You may have better chances of finding the kind of fare you want if you did not put in specific dates when doing your search.

I just inputted San Diego - Narita in Travelocity, but left the dates flexible ("from today to ...."). The lowest fare was about $480 plus about $70-$100 in taxes, fees, etc.

You should be able to find something within that range. Otherwise, try LAX to Narita.

Good luck!
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May 3rd, 2004, 03:31 PM
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Try departing on the 20th since you will probably find the best fares for travel Monday through Thursday. May 20 - June 1 is $585 now for SAN <-> NRT.
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May 3rd, 2004, 03:40 PM
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JC98,

Your departure date pushes the fare way up. To get the lower fare you will need to fly Mon-Wed both ways.
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May 4th, 2004, 01:31 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions. I moved my dates around a bit and got a tix on priceline.
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May 4th, 2004, 02:33 PM
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may i be so intrusive and ask what airline, class, routing, and price? also, never went through priceline...so how was your experience?
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May 5th, 2004, 05:03 PM
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I got the ticket on priceline for $607 (including taxes and fees). Travel 5/21 to 5/31 on American. Economy class. It's the best price I could find.
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that seems like an excellent price. thanks, and happy sushi.
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