Boeing offers special discount rates on Tokyo flights for Covid-19

As part of Covid-19, a weeklong project aimed at taking flight from the U.S. airspace, Boeing is offering a special discount for travelers planning to travel in January to Japan.

The airline’s A350 model, which is the newest to enter service and fastest-selling aircraft in Boeing’s history, will also be on sale through the sale for travel through March 15.

Here’s what you need to know:

The deals

People traveling to Japan between Jan. 12 and Feb. 14 will receive $200 off fares through bookings and through Dec. 31. You must book by Jan. 1. The promotion applies to round-trip fares, which range from $1,356 to $3,973.

For these same dates, Los Angeles (via Tokyo) will be $841, Honolulu will be $1,049 and San Francisco will be $1,036.

The discount is valid for travel with at least three other confirmed seats on flights to Japan — meaning your seat must be booked — by Nov. 30, 2019.

Boeing added that the promotion also applies to trips beyond Covid-19 — with 20 percent savings for most flights outside the festival period. Here’s the breakdown:

$900: $850 within Nov. 30, 2019 to Feb. 15, 2020

$700: $600 within Nov. 30, 2019 to March 15, 2020

$500: $400 within Nov. 30, 2019 to March 15, 2020

These discounts apply to travel until Nov. 30, 2019 for domestic fares and Dec. 21, 2019 to Dec. 21, 2020 for international fares. Airlines that fly from or to the U.S. to Japan include Alaska, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, and Virgin America, among others.

Special promotion

Why is the airline offering the special flight sale? “The Japanese aviation community is always looking for new and exciting ways to experience the country, and with the unique holiday season expected to be out of this world, they’re searching for ways to travel there, and we think that Tokyo is an amazing option,” Avis Capital Management Associate, Michael Hayes, said in a news release.

“With the airline’s new A350 being Japan’s newest, most eco-efficient and now fastest-selling aircraft in the company’s history, we think we can do something to support the interest of this community to travel to Japan.”

Can’t save anything with this?

No: “Outside Covid-19 you’ll still have to pay airfare taxes and fees. Not including food and baggage, if you do fly to Japan and don’t take advantage of the offer, you’ll pay taxes and fees of $19.16,” according to the release.

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