Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines offers reasonably priced fares from Denmark to Tokyo-Narita. The cheapest are flights from Billund at €383 / DKK 2,860. Two pieces of checked in luggage up to 23kg are included. Each flight has a layover in Istanbul, the world’s newest large scale international airport. Not as cheap as from Billund, but still very reasonably priced are TK’s offers from Copenhagen.
Your trip will consist of two flights: a 3 and 1/2 hours trip to Istanbul and a long-haul flight to Tokyo. The airline will mostly operate a Boeing 777 on the route to Asia.
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According to fare rules, this offer will be around until October 30, 2019. It covers flights until May 20, 2020 and is valid for trips at least three days long, but not exceeding one month. From most departures airports, tickets at the lowest price are available on multiple days each week.
The best way to check availability is Google Flights‘ calender. The calendar only shows the cheapest flights bookable via Turkish Airlines website. There might be lower fares in our flight search when booking through an OTA.
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 to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- 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 booking class for this flight is U, as this is an discounted economy fare. It’ll only yield miles on Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles and not too many. A Billund to Tokyo roundtrip will earn you 3,630 award miles.
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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