Anyone have any tips to booking business class to Japan? I’m aiming to take a trip to in May. Thanks in advance!

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Take a time machine back to June 2023 and search for award flights.

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No tips but man, ANA Room Business Class is awesome!

You can book economy and hope for last minute award availability

Same month flexibility. Or fly elsewhere and continue on to Japan

1. Book biz ticket outright
2. Book economy/prem econ and apply upgrades
3. Figure out how many points you have for each program and find biz award availability accordingly: NH has the best redemption rates for J but high taxes/fees; VS is great for F
4. Some programs (like UA/NH) allow booking saver economy and waitlisting for/changing to biz when it becomes available for free

Japan routes are semi-easy as there are infinite capacity across all airlines

Seat aero is worth the annual fee. Book one trip a year with points and it’s cost is justified

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