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New Flights From Tokyo to LA and Honolulu Have Us Dusting Off Our Delta SkyMiles Cards

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Delta Air Lines: Delta 767-400ER

Delta 767-400ER. Photo by Chris Sweigart

By Alison Fox

Sep 19, 2022

DELTA AIR LINES will make it easier to get to from Asia to the U.S. this fall, resuming flights from Tokyo to Los Angeles, and adding a new route to Hawaii.

Delta will resume direct flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Tokyo Haneda Airport on October 30, according to the carrier. The airline will then introduce a brand-new daily service between Honolulu and Haneda on December 1.

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Hawaii Route

Delta said the new routes are being added in anticipation of Japan’s easing travel restrictions. Japan has been welcoming tourists traveling on assigned package tours, which are subject to strict regulations like required tour bookings and mask-wearing, but has announced plans to loosen international arrival rules by October.

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“As travel restrictions gradually ease in Japan, we decided to restart the service from Los Angeles and Honolulu and increase the frequency of the flights currently operating… to Haneda,” Victor Osumi, Delta’s managing director – Japan, said in a statement. “Our commitment to the health and safety of everyone on board always comes first, and customers will enjoy more options to Haneda, with Delta’s unparalleled travel experience on the ground and in the air.”

The flights from Tokyo to LAX will operate three times each week on an Airbus 330-900neo aircraft, which will include Delta One Suites, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seats. The flights will then increase to daily departures starting December 1.

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Haneda Airport

The flights from Tokyo to Honolulu will operate on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and will feature Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin fares.

Last month, Delta opened its only international Sky Club lounge in Haneda Airport, treating passengers to sake, a made-to-order noodle bar, booths for quiet work, and five shower rooms so travelers can freshen up before a long flight. The more than 800-square-meter club also features impressive views of the airfield and the Tokyo city skyline and — on clear days — Mount Fuji itself.

All photos courtesy of Delta Air Lines.

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