Tokyo for £447.56 return on Aeroflot (April 2015 departure)
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Tokyo for £447.56 return on Aeroflot (April 2015 departure)

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Found 29th Nov 2014
If the thought of Japan in the spring appeals, this looked like a real bargain for those willing to trade extra travel time for lower prices...

Flights are with Aeroflot (the Russian carrier)

Outbound leg: £273.16
Leaves London Heathrow 11am on 5 April 2015
Lands in Tokyo Narita 10:35am on 6 April 2015

Return leg: £174.30
Leaves Tokyo Narita 12:00 on 13 April 2015
Lands in London Heathrow 20:05 on 13 April 2015

Total: £447.46 including all taxes, surcharges etc.

Note that this a flight with 1 stopover, NOT a direct flight.

21 Comments

We fly to Japan every year. Would never use Aeroflot and if you keep your eyes open you can always find a bargain somewhere e.g luthansa this summer was £580 in late July.

Have not voted on this deal.

Original Poster

Yes, I am aware that Aeroflot has a less-than-stellar reputation (to put it mildly). However:
A) Some people seem to have had (relatively) better experiences with them of late
B) It's still going to leave £100-150+ per person in your pocket compared to flights on any other airline, even at sales prices.

That said, it certainly won't suit everyone!
Edited by: "Genki" 29th Nov 2014

Original Poster

If you're looking for accommodation to go with the flight, this seemed like a good deal.

Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan - £325 for 7 nights via Booking.com (hotel scores a "Superb 9.1" rating)

Note: this is for an "economy" Japanese-style (i.e. sleep on a futon on the floor) room.
Edited by: "Genki" 29th Nov 2014

Watch as you require a visa for Russian and this would become a problem if you stuck in Russia for whatever reason. You will end up staying overnight in a high security Hotel/prison!

Genki

Yes, I am aware that Aeroflot has a less-than-stellar reputation (to put … Yes, I am aware that Aeroflot has a less-than-stellar reputation (to put it mildly). However:A) Some people seem to have had (relatively) better experiences with them of lateB) It's still going to leave £100-150+ per person in your pocket compared to flights on any other airline, even at sales prices.That said, it certainly won't suit everyone!



Ha ha I like your opening statement..... I'd rather put pins in my eyes than fly with these jokers. Admittedly gone are the days of two adults sharing one seat and children flying left flying the plane but their safety record isn't great. Good price though if the above doesn't bother you.

A Russian visa isn't required if the stopover is less than 12 hours. Flew Aeroflot this year to Moscow, and to be honest it was really no better or worse than any of the other carriers. Aeroflot's fleet has also been modernised over the last few years (no more Tupolev's or Ilyushin's).

Unfair on Aeroflot, I've flown several times to Russia in last year and Aeroflot service was as good or better than BA. Forget the soviet time, this is a modern airline flying modern Airbus with good service. Would have no hesitation in flying Aeroflot these days.

banjax

A Russian visa isn't required if the stopover is less than 12 hours. .



If you flight gets cancelled for example, and they don't fly to all destinations ever day this is where you end up the creek without a paddle...

Be careful

We went via Helsinki in April last year and loved it!
Expensive city but lovely people and lots to do.
The cherry blossoms in the parks are lovely and managed a visit to see mount Fuji too and great but too short trip back to Tokyo on bullet train!

Original Poster

Quick tip: if you want to save money, make lunch your main meal. Many, many restaurants have "lunch set" deals where you get a complete meal (starter, main, dessert and a drink) for Y1,000-Y1,500 i.e. £6-8 pounds (and tipping is not only not required, it's unheard of). Then eat something simple from a convenience store or similar at night, or grab something cheap like ramen etc.

Do it the other way around, and you could end up spending 2x-3x as much on food easily, depending on what sort of stuff you like to eat.
Edited by: "Genki" 29th Nov 2014

This deal is colder than Siberia.

Why fly Aeroflot when you can get Qatar for the same price

Aeroflot is slowly improving.... very slowly.

If you could put up with the on board service, but the real issue will be the transit in Moscow airport. Crap airport. Officials that couldn't give a ****. And crazy rip off prices for anything you practially need. Avoid like the plague.

Nothing bad to say about Aeroflot, flown with them 4 times this year. But price is nothing special. I found a £250 return to Tokyo with AirFrance.

Original Poster

OVERSIER

Nothing bad to say about Aeroflot, flown with them 4 times this year. But … Nothing bad to say about Aeroflot, flown with them 4 times this year. But price is nothing special. I found a £250 return to Tokyo with AirFrance.



That sounds incredibly unlikely if the flight's departing from the UK. The cheapest AirFrance have listed on their UK Sale page is £535. So it would be great if you could share a link and prove me wrong!
Edited by: "Genki" 29th Nov 2014

flyingalan

Unfair on Aeroflot, I've flown several times to Russia in last year and … Unfair on Aeroflot, I've flown several times to Russia in last year and Aeroflot service was as good or better than BA. Forget the soviet time, this is a modern airline flying modern Airbus with good service. Would have no hesitation in flying Aeroflot these days.



Indeed an airline flying modern aircraft but one that still has an old Soviet mentality. This and other incidents like it only happened 6yrs ago.

telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

Genki

That sounds incredibly unlikely if the flight's departing from the UK. … That sounds incredibly unlikely if the flight's departing from the UK. The cheapest AirFrance have listed on their UK Sale page is £535. So it would be great if you could share a link and prove me wrong!

Here is £280 with Aeroflot from Poland holidaypirates.com/fli…478 . Here is KLM for £250 from Wien holidaypirates.com/fli…440 . The Air France I just cant be bothered looking for it was 1 months ago for £243 or something like that .

aljack

Indeed an airline flying modern aircraft but one that still has an old … Indeed an airline flying modern aircraft but one that still has an old Soviet mentality. This and other incidents like it only happened 6yrs ago. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/7459700/Aeroflot-crashed-killing-dozens-because-pilot-was-drunk.html

Only 6years ago ? Every year there are 50+ plane crashes and 20% are in major airlines , Aeroflot has a pretty good record even compared to Lufthansa or United Airlines (The last 6 year period ) ...

OVERSIER

Here is KLM for £250 from Wien … Here is KLM for £250 from Wien http://www.holidaypirates.com/flights/book-now-bargain-flights-to-japan-from-gbp-25440 . The Air Fr.


OVERSIER

Here is £280 with Aeroflot from Poland … Here is £280 with Aeroflot from Poland http://www.holidaypirates.com/flights/cheap-flights-to-japan-from-gbp-28478 . Here is KLM for £250 from Wien http://www.holidaypirates.com/flights/book-now-bargain-flights-to-japan-from-gbp-25440 . The Air France I just cant be bothered looking for it was 1 months ago for £243 or something like that .



The KLM offer is a typical HP con. Add £120 for an easy jet return from LGW and £120 for 2 overnight stays in Vienna (no same day connecting flights) and you get to the same £450 - £500 that everyone else charges.

Great deal if you live in Vienna, crap if you live in UK.

Genki

The KLM offer is a typical HP con. Add £120 for an easy jet return from … The KLM offer is a typical HP con. Add £120 for an easy jet return from LGW and £120 for 2 overnight stays in Vienna (no same day connecting flights) and you get to the same £450 - £500 that everyone else charges.Great deal if you live in Vienna, crap if you live in UK.

You seem to like the sum of £120 and ignore the fact that return flights are under £40 also the point of the hotel is invalid, I might as well add £118 that is costs all people above Manchester to get to LGW. The factual deal information is at least £200 cheaper than your.

OVERSIER

You seem to like the sum of £120 and ignore the fact that return flights … You seem to like the sum of £120 and ignore the fact that return flights are under £40 also the point of the hotel is invalid, I might as well add £118 that is costs all people above Manchester to get to LGW. The factual deal information is at least £200 cheaper than your.



The cheapest flight from UK on Sky scanner is £102 + luggage. Who offers the £40 return to Vienna from UK including hold luggage?

If you are traveling from Manchester to Gatwick you can leave at any time so that you arrive at Gatwick at the correct time. You can't pick a flight to Vienna that arrives at the correct time as they don't exist. No hotel equals 20 hours wandering around the terminal building (assuming it doesn't close at night and you get kicked out).

Llantarnam

The cheapest flight from UK on Sky scanner is £102 + luggage. Who offers … The cheapest flight from UK on Sky scanner is £102 + luggage. Who offers the £40 return to Vienna from UK including hold luggage? If you are traveling from Manchester to Gatwick you can leave at any time so that you arrive at Gatwick at the correct time. You can't pick a flight to Vienna that arrives at the correct time as they don't exist. No hotel equals 20 hours wandering around the terminal building (assuming it doesn't close at night and you get kicked out).

There is only 1 overnight stay on this ticket and it is in Japan for 12 hours , where are you getting these 2 nights or 20 hours from ? My point is no one wants to travel to London , get over it , we have airports in the North as well you know ... We have 7 flights a day from Manchester to Vienna or Newcastle , We cant choose the correct time ? Really ? Really ? Really ?!?!? Ignorance works well for you I see .... It is like hearing excuses from a person that lived under a rock for a decade ....
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