Japan 4-2016

Trip duration: 4/14/16 to 4/25/2016
Route: Dallas => Narita (eco); Haneda => Honolulu => Dallas (bus)
Flying Method: Award redemption (70.3K AA miles, incl 10% reward rebate), booked in 7/2015 for 4/2016 travel.


Japan, one of the gateways to Asia, is a country full of history and modern innovations. Visitors flock to Japan for the amazing scenery, unique culture, gazillion shrines, food, manga, shopping, onsen (hot spring), and the hustle and bustle of the Tokyo city life. I booked this trip last year in order to secure the highly in demand rewards seat to Asia using American Airlines’ Advantage miles. Majority of the miles came from the Barclay US Airways Premier card 50K sign on bonus (this version is no longer available). It cost $50 in taxes and fees and over 70K miles for the airfare redemption (economy on the way there, and business on the way back). Continue reading “Japan 4-2016”