How I flew from New York to Japan for $300



Planning a vacation doesn’t have to break the bank if you know where to look. If you’re ready for a break, here are some useful travel tools, services, and apps that’ll help you design your next getaway.

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How I flew from New York to Japan for $300

49 thoughts on “How I flew from New York to Japan for $300

  • November 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    The cheapest way to get to Japan that I've found to work is to live in Japan. This advice is controversial, however, so don't tell anyone as the big hotel companies don't want you to know this.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    Great tips and descriptive video! JAPAN! We loved our 6 weeks in Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto! Such a unique culture. The way you break down the prices is cool. In SE Asia we have found SO MANY cheap airlines. We love apps like Skyscanner and the basic Google Flights to get a good sense of what is out there. I have used Google Flights for probably most of the 30+ countries we have visited in the past 2 years. Your HostelWorld tip is a good one. Be sure to use Petsitting Apps like TrustedHousesitter as well to potentially save money or WorkAway if you are looking to meet new people and volunteer a little. Great video though on covering some of the basics! Your tip on downloading the apps NOW is something that I just stressed in my podcast today along with 12 other basic things to think about. Keep videos like these coming!!

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm
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    Been meaning to try out those Capsule hotels.
    As Rick Steves says, travel is accelerated living.
    I also like staying around one town for a few days to wind down and get used to finding good local deals and ‘eat local’.
    Eating like a tourist (i.e. hanging in touristy places, looking for english menus), going to a new town every day and never settling down gets expensive fast.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:19 pm
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    So sit around and wait for somebody at the airline to accidentally input the wrong price for a fare? Solid tip, thanks. 🙄 👎

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm
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    how can you select "1-week trip in the next 6 months" on google flights? all I get are departure and return dates option

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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    The intro is like buzzfeed. Whats the use of the cutting matt?
    Stop being buzzfeed 2.0

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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    For europe there are many …for italy wanderio is amazing , rome2rio is amother one…hitlist , Google translate

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:46 pm
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    Great video! Loved the tips. Is there a site or service to show what's the best prices for fights with stops? Those 24h to Japan are a lot easier if taken in parcels

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:47 pm
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    Something I recently started using for flights is this app called Hopper. Tells me when the cheapest fares are for a specific route.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    This channel confuses me, what is there main focus??

    P.s. we are so close to 4k!!!

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    Make video on samsung developer event. Please Dieter bohn should make this video

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  • November 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm
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    Loving these new diverse topics on Verge. It's like the techies way to lifestyle. Love it

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  • November 8, 2018 at 3:03 pm
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    I typically find that the less you plan and book ahead the more freedom and adventure you end up having. To be flexible is the most important thing, and a detailed itinerary is a great way to ruin a vacation. People get severe fomo when travelling and try to check out as many places as possible, but you really want quality over quantity. Just get your backpack, find and befriend some locals and especially avoid Trip Advisor. No matter where you find yourself there are friendly people, at least from my experience, from from Senegal and Gambia in the west of Africa to Mombasa in the east, sailing around the North sea, travelling across the Tibetan plateau, rural China and here at home in Scandinavia as well.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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    Background music is like 😬
    But video is amazing. Gonna save alot of people's money.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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    Wait, if you spend your entire paycheck in one week, won't you be short the rest of the month?

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  • November 8, 2018 at 3:31 pm
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    Nice tips. On the next time when u post videos like this, If u provide all the sites you mentioned in the video in the description will be very useful

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  • November 8, 2018 at 3:44 pm
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    Your advice about how much a trip should cost relative to income is remarkably out of touch. Most of us have to save for months to be able to travel.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 5:04 pm
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    Last week i flew from Ovda (Israel) to poznan (poland) for 23 dollars round trip!! It's a four hour flight like flying from new york to Dallas !!!!

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  • November 8, 2018 at 5:23 pm
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    So the cheapest way to get flight is to let wherever internet wants you to go or wait for when a human makes some technical mistake for your location.
    Quite horrible, Verge should stick to technology.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 5:28 pm
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    How can i trust those websites i never heard of for cheap flights when even expedia has tons and tons of disappointed customers…sometimes they don't even get a confirmation for their tickets

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  • November 8, 2018 at 5:47 pm
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    Google flights is amazing… you didn't say that the map view is another filter on google flights, which some people dont seem to get (move the map around to change destinations). Google flights is great as you dont need to input a destination. You also should remind folks to use private / incognito mode in browser to prevent tracking cookies "seeing" you constantly checking flight prices. I used to use the "hopper" app but found it unreliable. Google flights and skyscanner are my current favourites.

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  • November 8, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    0:24 but your always losing money when you spend money on booking a holiday and you loose the opportunity for more money so…

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  • November 8, 2018 at 10:41 pm
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    Verge can you have the links of the website mentioned? Otherwise good advice

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  • November 8, 2018 at 11:23 pm
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    Another tip: don't forget that you don't have to travel to another country or to an overrated location to have a good time.
    Sometimes you can find a really nice place not far from where you live, so there's no need to spend too much money or try to talk a new language

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