Flights: Houston to Tokyo / Beijing / Shanghai $621-$668 r/t – American

[05/22/2015 @ 9:18 PM] Open this itinerary here: OrbitzExpedia, TravelocityPriceline, BookingBuddy.
[05/23/2015 @ 8:35 PM] Use Orbitz or Expedia. Priceline and the others are now pricing higher.
[05/27/2015 @ 12:32 AM] This is probably ending soon. I’m no longer able to pull it up on Orbitz or Expedia still seems to have it. Fare gone.

American Airlines is offering round-trip flights from Houston (IAH / HOU) to Tokyo (NRT), Beijing (PEK), and Shanghai (SHA) starting at $621. Flights August to December. This sale seems to be in retaliation to the United sale out of Dallas (DFW) to the same destinations.

The example dates and details will be using Tokyo (NRT) as the destination. If you’re wanting Bejing or Shanghai, just switch out the airport codes during your search.

Here are a few inexpensive Tokyo hotels that I’ve stayed in and I like: Hotel Monterey Hanzomon / Hotel Asia Center of Japan / Hotel Niwa Tokyo / Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo. Of the four, Niwa and the Monterey Hanzomon were pretty awesome. Hotel Asia Center was very inexpensive, but rough around the edges. Metropolitan Tokyo was in the coolest location and close to major metro and rail lines.

I was able to book the Hanzomon in September for $85 a night after all fees and taxes by using a 20% off coupon code. If you’re going to book, either book it as a package and then apply a coupon code for $150 off, or wait for another 20% off coupon to get published by Cheaptickets (they release them every few weeks). Relevant coupon codes are always at the bottom of each deal post.

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Flight Details: Houston to Tokyo as of 9:24 PM on 5/22/15.
Flight Details: Houston to Tokyo as of 9:24 PM on 5/22/15.
Flight Details: Houston to Tokyo as of 9:24 PM on 5/22/15.
Flight Details: Houston to Tokyo as of 9:24 PM on 5/22/15.

When you begin your search for a Hotel or Vacation Rental in Tokyo please use our TripAdvisor: Tokyo link to find a good place to stay. Booking your trip as a Flight + Hotel package will probably save you more money than if you were to book separately. Be sure to make use of any coupon codes for Hotels that may be available at the bottom of this post.

Flight Details:

  • Availability: See calendar. Flights August to December 01. Most flights available SUN-THU. Best bets are TUE-THU Departures/Returns.
  • Documentation: Passport required. More details: US State Department: Japan
  • Departure and Destination Airports: IAH – NRT
  • Example Dates: TOKYO (Expedia) Aug 26 – Sep 02 / Aug 31 – Sep 14 / Sep 17 – Sep 24 / Oct 07 – Oct 21 / Oct 13 – Oct 22 / Nov 17 – Dec 01 / Dec 01 – Dec 21
  • Example Dates: SHANGHAI (Orbitz) Sep 03 – Sep 10 / Sep 08 – Sep 15 /
  • Example Dates: BEIJING (Orbitz) Sep 03 – Sep 10 / Sep 08 – Sep 15 /
  • Carrier: American
  • Fare Basis Code: OLX3N8N1
  • Fare Class: O
  • Mile Accrual: 100%
  • Stopover component: meh.
  • CPM: 4.66 (13854 miles)
  • Full Route: IAH-DFW-NRT-DFW-IAH
  • Previous low price: $880 @ 08/27/2014 — $869 @ 2/20/15 — $706 @ 4/7/15 — $680 4/24/15
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