Air Canada, which serves more U.S. cities than any foreign airline, is running an incredible fare to Tokyo that’s available from October 2020 through April 2021, excluding the Christmas holidays.
You can fly one-stop via Montreal from Pittsburgh; Raleigh; Cleveland; Cincinnati; and Fort Lauderdale to Tokyo and prices start at $162 roundtrip. This doesn’t require an off-brand travel agency to book, either, you can ticket this at Priceline.com.
The deal works at other sites, too – though I am seeing it for as much as $40 more. Pittsburgh is the cheapest city to fly from. This appears to be fare basis KLXJJ which should earn 25% of flown miles when credited to Aeroplan and 50% of flown miles when credited to United’s MileagePlus. The base fare here appears to be $75 in each direction.
It’s not clear that travel between the U.S. and Japan will be unrestricted this fall, but at $162 it’s reasonable to make a bet on early spring. Tokyo from the East Coast is a long way to go in coach, but this is one of the best fares I’ve ever seen.
We don’t know for certain how Air Canada will feel about such a deep discount airfare sale, whether they might get seller’s remorse, so I’d wait a few days after buying additional travel or making additional non-refundable plans around the fare.
In theory an airline refusing to honor a sale like this would have to reimburse any out of pocket costs you incurred but Air Canada is currently flagrantly defying U.S. Department of Transportation rules on refunds, so I wouldn’t rely on that myself.
(HT: Secret Flying)