An exceptional airfare deal to Japan will have appeal for both the leisure and business traveler.
American Airlines offers a $352 round-trip deal to Tokyo on trips started on or before March 31. The minimum stay requirement is just three nights as opposed to the standard Saturday night stay (the maximum stay is one month).
This great deal is valid any day of the week, based on "Q" seat availability. Give at least a 7 day advance notice of travel.
But buy tickets as soon as possible. American posts a ticket-by date of March 4 on this offer, but it is likely to expire in a day -- or even today (2/21).
The total ticket price, inclusive of all fees, taxes and surcharges is $749.60 (Delta's lowest rate for this travel season is $1,112.60).
American serves Tokyo via its Chicago or Dallas-Fort Worth hub airports (stopovers not permitted).
Sale airfares are always subject to change. Every seat on every flight is not offered at the lowest rate. Since only a limited supply of seats is available, act quickly to make your purchase. I recommend starting the search for available seats at Kayak.com vs. calling an airline directly. You can also search for the sale at travel Web sites such as Expedia or Travelocity, etc. Airlines can discontinue or pull a sale price without notice when the offer is deemed "sold out," or when that rate does not have a "ticket-by" date.
Clara Bosonetto is a retired travel consultant.