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How to Book a $13k First Class Flight to Japan for Just $1300

@Threadtherapy and I are planning a big trip to Tokyo and Australia later this year, and want to fly on JAL’s Sky Suite, which is known to be one of the best cabins in the sky (that doesn’t include a private bed like Singapore).

The thing is, JAL award space can be tough to come by, and accruing enough points for the flights can be even tougher.


That’s why I’m taking advantage of this AlaskaAir 50% off points sale to book the flights.

Thanks to this current sale, you can buy Alaska miles for as low as $.0197 per point.


A First Class ticket on JAL Sky Suite costs $13,798, but using this promo you can get this same exact flight for just $1,379 (plus $19 in fees).

Pretty awesome value, right?


Here’s How to Find JAL Award Space on AlaskaAir.com

Finding award space is easier said than done, but I’ve found a trick that can speed up your search:

Use the Award Calendar, select “First Class” flights, and look for 70k redemptions.


70k is the amount of miles required for JAL and will help you find the days that actually have availability instead of having to manually scroll through every single day of the month.

Hope this helps, let me know if you end up booking any flights!

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