The cheapest times to fly from TYS to SDJ are

  • January 1st to April 29th (except the week of January 8th)
  • November 5th to December 9th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from TYS to SDJ is mid November. Prices can be as high as $2454 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $1504 for Monday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Sendai

Flying from Knoxville, TN (TYS) to Sendai (SDJ) will usually cost between $1673 to $2048 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $1734. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2115. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $381 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1782 can be considered a good price for a round-trip TYS to SDJ flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the TYS to SDJ route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

TYS to SDJ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the TYS to SDJ flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Knoxville. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.17, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SDJ, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into TYS. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Sendai, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Knoxville. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $276 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1732. Return trip prices are from the SDJ to TYS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from TYS to SDJ can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 12 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking TYS to SDJ

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from TYS to SDJ — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA (TYS > AVP > SDJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1094
  • Average savings: $688 (38.61%)

See TYS to AVP flights

Hack #2: Philadelphia, PA (TYS > PHL > SDJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1128
  • Average savings: $654 (36.7%)

See TYS to PHL flights

Hack #3: Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, PA (TYS > ABE > SDJ)

  • Price for both tickets: $1158
  • Average savings: $624 (35.02%)

See TYS to ABE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from TYS to SDJ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: American, ANA, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sendai Airport to McGhee Tyson Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6575 miles or 10581 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from TYS to SDJ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop TYS to SDJ flight is about 12 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Knoxville, TN and Sendai?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from TYS to SDJ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code TYS
Origination airport name McGhee Tyson Airport
City Knoxville, TN
Country the United States
Latitude 35.8
Longitude -84

Return Airport

Destination code SDJ
Destination airport name Sendai Airport
City Sendai
Country Japan
Latitude 38.1
Longitude 140.9


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