Travel Hack: Fly from Anywhere in America to Japan for Less Than $850 Round Trip by Buying Two Separate Tickets

A travel hack shows you how to fly to Japan from the United States for less than $850 round trip by utilizing an intermediate city and two separate round-trip tickets.

Dakota Smith - Jan. 27, 2015

So you want to fly to Japan. There's only one problem: round-trip tickets from your city to Tokyo are selling for about $1,150 – or at least that's the current price for tickets from New York to Tokyo.

But what if we told you that by buying two round-trip tickets, one to an intermediate city and one onward to Japan, almost anyone in the United States can now fly to Japan for less than $850 round trip?

It sounds too good to be true, and most of the time it would be, but right now a flash fare sale from Hawaiian Airlines has tickets from the West Coast (8 cities) to Japan going for as low as $477 round trip!

The sale won't last – most flash fare sales are over after just a few days – but right now the simple travel hack of buying a round-trip flight to one of the cities participating in the fare sale – Honolulu, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego – and buying a round-trip ticket from there onward to Japan can save travelers hundreds on their flights.

Let's illustrate how this travel hack works using New York as the departure city, Tokyo as the destination and Los Angeles as the intermediate city.

How the travel hack works:

Oh, and did we mention that fliers on Hawaiian Airlines can ask for a free stopover in Honolulu on their way to Japan? Now that's a deal that can't be beat!

See more info on the Hawaiian Airlines fare sale from the US West Coast to Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) and its $477 R/T tickets

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