SkyTeam airlines KLM and Air France are selling cheap tickets to Tokyo from Prague for only €349 (~CZK 8,298). There’s good availability from November until June 2022. Sadly, luggage will cost another €80, except for SkyTeam status holders.
All Air France and KLM tickets issued for flights until March 31, 2022, are fully refundable. You’d receive a voucher which can be refunded to your bank account. You can read more about this here.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible trips at €350 or less for trips up to four weeks. After selecting an outbound and inbound flight, it will forward you to Air France’s website.
The tickets include 12 kg of hand luggage. You’ll usually fly to Amsterdam and then continue to Tokyo on a Boeing 777. On some dates, you could also fly with Air France via Paris (with a Boeing 777, too). Both airlines use a 3-4-3 seating arrangement on their Triple Sevens.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
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This fare can be booked until February 7, 2022 for trips before December 14, 2021, or between January 3, 2022 – June 30, 2022. The minimum stay requirement is 4 days (or a Sunday). Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months. The economy class tickets have to be booked at least 5 days before departure. This fare does not include any checked luggage. Stopovers are not permitted.
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 airline 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 of receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to 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.
FlyingBlue members will get 34 XPs for this roundtrip, as well as roughly 1,000 miles. As the long-haul flights are issued in booking class X, the only other options you have are:
- 3,546 Award Miles + 13,126 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 2,944 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,944 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 1,000 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 996 Award Miles + 34 XP on FlyingBlue
- 852 Kilometers on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 852 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 682 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 644 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 600 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 530 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 530 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 530 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 530 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 530 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 530 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 530 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 530 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 530 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 530 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
This example was calculated based on a roundtrip from Prague via Paris with Air France.
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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