In case you have not seen it on other BoardingArea blogs, or on FlyerTalk or my friend @laptoptravel ‘s blog there is a real fare war going with flights to Japan. Good for us. If you want to find a trip / run of your own you can do it by using THIS Google Flights link and then just tinker around with dates. It will then send you over to Delta to buy the ticket! For just over $400 this is an amazing deal and attack fare.
I have never flown a Delta 747 before and they are soon to go away as the massive “D Checks” that is, maintenance checks that are very costly and the fact that they are not as fuel efficient means Delta is parking them in the Arizona “bone yard” soon for good (going there in a week). I have so wanted to fly this bird and now I have a chance.
Not just that, as we land in DTW on the way back I will, shortly before landing, cross the 1 million miler mark with Delta. For me this is a HUGE deal. You only become a Delta million miler once in your life. Sure you can fly many more million but the 1st million is something special.
Also, being an x-NWA fan and constant DTW flyer, this will mean even more. Oh and I get to spend a day in Japan as well. I would love to stay longer but that will have to wait for another trip. This one is for the experience and the record books for me. I am stoked! – René