Japan is currently closed for tourism.
For travel before September 30, Etihad has a very generous rebooking policy. You can change your dates for free if there are available seats in the same booking class. To rebook to other routes or booking class, you need to pay a fare difference, but no change fee.
You can depart from the following cities:
- Nice at €371 (On Etihad’s website at €405)
- Paris at €393 (Etihad at €429)
- Brussels at €430 (Etihad at €469)
- Geneva at €417 (~CHF 401) (Etihad at CHF 470 (~€489))
- Zürich at €436 (~CHF 419) (Etihad at CHF 490 (~€510))
You can use the search box below to book your flights. Once you selected your route and date, it will redirect you to either the Travel-Dealz flight search or Etihad’s website.
Depending on the origin, you may fly a Boeing 787 or 777 on the short route and a Dreamliner on the Tokyo flights. The 777s have a 3-4-3 layout, while the 787s feature the standard 3-3-3 seating.
Search & Book
The promotion is valid until May 1, 2022 for June, September and October. You can get the cheapest flights in the Autumn when there are many open dates. You have to stay at least three days, but no more than three months in Tokyo.
You can use Google Flights (instructions) to find dates. however, they won’t show you the cheapest OTA flights. To see the best price, you can use our search box above that will forward you to either Travel-Dealz flight search or Etihad’s website. Here, it’s up to you whether you book through OTAs or not. As bags are included, the only risk comes if your flight gets cancelled.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
Etihad issues these tickets in booking class T. While the exact mileage depends on the route, a trip from Nice would get you the following amount of miles:
- 4,003 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 4,003 Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 4,003 Miles on South African Voyager
- 4,003 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 4,003 Miles on Etihad Guest
- 4,003 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 4,002 Award Miles + 4,003 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 1,417 Points on SAS EuroBonus
Information & Tips for Tokyo
Tokyo is Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis as well as one of Japan’s 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns, and villages west of the city center.
Today, Tokyo offers a great choice of shopping, entertainment, and culture to its visitors. The city’s history can be appreciated in many excellent museums, historic temples, and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers many attractive green spaces in the city center.
Best Time to Visit
You can visit Tokyo at any time of year because of its moderate weather. However, the best times to visit Tokyo are from September to November and March to May. Summer in Tokyo is hot and humid and should be avoided.
Although winter in Tokyo is cold, it is not too cold for travel.
Three attractions in Tokyo
- Tsukiji Outer Market
A market for fresh seafood. A very vibrant place with lots to see (and smell).
District for electronic and otaku goods. What one might have in mind when thinking of Tokyo. Newest gadgets to be found.
- Koishikawa Korakuen
Landscape garden next to Tokyo Dome. An oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling city.
Airports Narita & Haneda
The Tokyo Metropolitan Region has two international airports: Narita and Haneda. Narita is the airport where most flights from Europe will arrive. Tokyo-Narita is located 55 kilometers east of Tokyo city center and is served by the Narita Express. The journey time between the city center and the airport is approximately one hour.
Only a few international airlines fly to Haneda. From Haneda, which is south of the city center, it is much easier to get to Tokyo city center. The JR Tokyo Monorail System takes you to Hamamatsucho Station, which is not far from Tokyo Station.
→ All Dealz for Tokyo