Japan Airlines Award availability from San Diego for Apr 2018 if you are planning for a trip for Cherry Blossom

Fellow San Diegan’s if you are planning on a Cherry Blossom trip or a vacation to Japan in April 2018, here is a snapshot of Japan Airlines Award availability.

Japan Airlines serves non stop flight from San Diego to Narita International Airport. 11h 35m flight.

Award availability was checked through British Airways award search.

Economy seats are available for the entire month of April. It would cost you 30K  +$31.30

Plenty of Business class seats are available on the following dates 15, 16, 18, 24, 26, Limited seats are available on 14, 22, 23, 25, 27, 30. Business class seat would cost you 90K + $31.30.

One can book the same seats using AAdvantage miles for 35K +$5.60 economy & $60K +$5.60.

Sign up here to get started with AAdvantage program.

Sign up here to get started with BA Avios program.

Current Credit Card promotions for BA Avios & American AAdvantage points: (No affilation to these offers listed here)

Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Master Card – 60K points with 3K spend in first 3months

Citi Business AAdvantage Platinum World Master Card – 60K points with 3K spend in first 3 months

Citi Executive AAdvantage World Elite Master Card – 50K points with 5K spend in first 3 months

Chase BA Visa Signature Card – 50K with 3K spend & 25K with 10K spend within first year of account opening.

Barclaycard AAdvantage Red Aviator World Elite Master Card – 60K points with first purchase within 3 months & pay the annual fee.

Barclaycard AAdvantage  Aviator  Business Master Card – 40K points with first purchase within 3 months

Other alternatives to accrue AAdvantage/Avios points:

Open up Marriott / SPG credit cards & transfer to AAdvantage.

Open up Chase Ultimate Reward credit cards or Amex Membership rewards  & Citi Thankyou credit cards to be able to transfer to BA Avios if needed.

Occasionally there are Iberia Avios offers that are lucrative enough to buy & transfer to BA avios program.

Interesting blog to learn on tips & tricks to book these award tickets:

One mile at a Time – How to Use American Miles?

liveandletsfly – New trick for  JAL award booking with AAdvantage

One mile at a time – Use BA avios

Viewfromthewing – When to book award travel?

Viewfromthewing – Book award travel using avios with $0 in Taxes


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