The Polish Star Alliance member LOT is currently selling cheap flights to Tokyo from Prague. Not only is €402 (~CZK 10,240) a great price, but it even includes 23 kg of luggage! You can fly until April 2021.
Just like with every other LOT long-haul deal, you will first fly to Warsaw and then continue to your final destination (Tokyo-Narita airport) on a Boeing 787-Dreamliner.
By the way, we also have other economy-class dealz from Prague:
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This deal is set to expire on August 31, 2020. According to the fare rules you can fly until May 31st, but reality differs from this, not all date until then being available. There is, however, an extremely high availability in February and March 2021. Whenever you decide to fly, you’ll always have to respect a minimum stay requirement of 5 days (or a Sunday).
You can use Google Flights to search for available dates and then either book directly on LOT’s website, or through our Travel-Dealz flight search. Due to the Coronavirus situation, we’d recommend booking for as late as possible.
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.
The tickets are issued in booking class O, meaning that you should receive the following number of miles:
- 3,404 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 3,176 Miles on Miles&More
- 3,176 Miles on Asiana Club
- 2,976 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 2,926 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 2,926 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 2,926 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 2,838 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 2,838 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 2,838 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 2,838 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 2,838 Award Miles + 474 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 2,838 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 2,838 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 2,838 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 2,838 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 2,838 Miles on South African Voyager
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.
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