Haneda Airport by daryl on Flickr
This last summer, American Airlines won tentative approval to provide non-stop Boeing 777 service between New York’s JFK airport and the newly expanded Tokyo Haneda airport. Direct service starts in late January 2011. Its a long flight, fourteen and half hours to Tokyo and twelve and half hours back to JFK. You’ll earn 13,508 base AAdvantage miles and qualifying fares start at just $901 round trip in coach.
The advantage of Haneda is that the majority of its flights are domestic, so if you’re traveling to someplace other than Tokyo, you’ll have plenty of connecting flight options.
To kick off service between the two airports, American is offering bonus miles for round trip, non-stop travel between January 20, 2011 and April 30, 2011. Bonus miles are tierd, to get the full 15,000 mile bonus you’ll have to fly in first or business class. Discounted coach travel earns 5,000 AAdvantage miles. Here’s the breakdown:
First or Business Class – 15,000 round-trip bonus AAdvantage Miles
(booking codes F, P, J, A, D or I)
Full-Fare Economy Class – 10,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles
(booking codes Y, B, M, H or K)
Discount Economy Class – 5,000 Bonus Miles
(booking codes Q, V, S, W or L)
To qualify you’ll have to register prior to travel using bonus code NYHND.