Business-class tickets to Tokyo for less than $1,700 from the West Coast are rare.

There are flights from Los Angeles, San Jose, and Honolulu on Zipair.

Deal basics

Zipair is an airline There are routes from Los Angeles to San Jose. If you want to book directly with the airline, you have to use the search feature on the flights website. There are travel dates in August and October. The book is available for two to three days.

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Sample flights

Business-class flights to Tokyo from two California cities and Honolulu are priced at the time of publication.

  • From Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), starting at $1,431.
  • From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), starting at $1,656.
  • From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), starting at $1,661.

If you want to book this deal, you need to search for it on the internet. You can book this round-trip flight from LA to NRT in September for $1,656


Two Zip Full-Flat seats are required to continue booking in business class.

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In selecting your seat, you'll notice that the airline charges extra for all services, even in business class. You can choose from a lot of different packages. The price of each package varies by route, but they start at $58 and go up to $113 on the LAX-to-NRT route. All baggage and an amenities kit are included in the cost of business class. Pick a package for each flight.

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Maximize your purchase

If you book this deal, be sure to use a credit card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express ( 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar The American Express Gold Card will give you 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly through the airline or Amex Travel, and the Chase Sapphire card will give you 2 points per dollar on travel.

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Bottom line

Even with all of the extra costs, this is a good deal to experience business class for less, even if you have to pay more.