Airfare of the Day: JAL Japan Airlines BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles (LAX)/San Diego (SAN), USA to Hanoi (HAN)/Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam from $2339 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes JAL Japan Airlines and their 2nd level business class advanced purchase round trip fares between Southern California and Vietnam.

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I first learned of this fare on FlyerTalk (access here).

Fare Details:

  • Fare: JAL (JL) IHU0V8O1 LAX to SGN.
  • Booking class: I (Business Class).
  • Price: from $2339 ($2136 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges).
  • Day/Time restrictions: permitted Sunday through Thursday on each transpacific sector.
  • Seasonal restrictions: do not apply.
  • Flight restrictions: the fare component must be on any JL flight operated by JL.
  • Advanced reservation/Ticketing restrictions: reservations required for all sectors.
  • Minimum stay requirements: until first Sunday after departure.
  • Maximum stay requirements: 12 months after departure.
  • Stopovers: 1 stopover permitted in each direction at $100.
  • Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction.
  • Blackout dates: do not apply.
  • Travel restrictions: do not apply
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets must be issued on/before 04JAN 18.
  • Changes: charge $400 for reissue/revalidation.
  • Cancellations: charge $500 for cancel/refund. Charge $800 for no-show/refund.

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Price comparison:


I was able to find availability from January to November 2018 using Matrix:

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This fare can be booked on Priceline:

Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents):


The following accruals were estimated using wheretocredit calculator for LAX-NRT-SGN round trip travel on JL operated flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.


This is not an excellent fare, but it’s a good one, especially if you can get the new Sky Suites, JAL’s newest business class product. Book by today!

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