Fly to the Rugby World Cup Knock Out Stages from just $500
This past weekend the biggest sporting event of 2019 kicked off, The Rugby World Cup in Japan. The competition will continue for six weeks with 20 teams battling it out on the road to the final on November 2nd at the International Stadium Yokohama. This is the first time the World Cup is being held in Asia but if the atmosphere seen at the Sevens competitions is anything to go by we are in for a treat.
All the teams have now arrived and the fans are on their way from all corners of the world. What makes rugby so special is that outside the 80 minutes of game time the fans always put their differences aside and create a great time wherever they are, add in the famous Japanese hospitality and this competition will likely be one that will set the bar for all major international tournaments going forward.
On the field we are in a period of transition with many of the sports most famous names retiring after the last tournament we will see new youthful teams with a sprinkling of experience rather than experienced teams with a sprinkling of youth this time out and that is very exciting. Can New Zealand win three in a row? You would be a brave person to bet against, but you would be a lot more confident in the bet than you were four years ago.
There are some huge games still to look forward to in the group stages after an explosive start with opening weekend victories for New Zealand, France, Australia, England and Ireland. We will see Australia take on Wales, Ireland play the hosts (who defeated South Africa last time out in one of the most famous games in history) but barring any similar huge upsets all eyes will be on group C where the United State Eagles will be facing serious competition with England, France and the always dangerous Argentina fighting it out for 2 quarter final spots. You wont want to miss a minute of that action.
Once the group games are finished we go straight to the last eight followed by the semi finals and the final. How does a double header in Tokyo likely featuring New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and Scotland sound? There wont be many free bar stools, that’s for sure!! If you are based in the US we have some very good news flights to the knockout stages are currently very affordable – yes today a month out, you can find fares as low as $500 for long weekend trips from both East and West coasts on each of the knock out stage weekends.
New York to Tokyo Quarter Final Weekend
LAX to Tokyo Direct Flights Quarter Final Weekend - Indirect even cheaper
Just a few weeks out these are real bargains and the weekend will be an amazing experience. If you cant make it make sure to follow our Instagram Page. Similar fares are available the following two weekends for the Semi Finals and of course the main event on November 2nd. There are still plenty of hotel rooms to be found and remember its coming to the end of the years so those extra miles could be very useful for a year end status mileage run. My flights on Delta will net me about 16,000 MQMs.
Have a play with google flights and see what you can find, some days they drop into the low $400s - amazing. If you have any questions hit us up and if you make it to Japan you should be able to find MHC at Solas Bar at the end of each day. If you plan to stay at home check out our friends at flagstore.com and fly the colours of your favourite team with pride. Happy World Cup!!