My wife and I are moving to the US in September, ideally between 9/5-9/9, but flexible. I work until August 31st, and then need a few days to tie up things, so anytime after that is good, but the sooner the better. I'm trying to find flights from OSA (all Osaka area airports) to MSP (Minneapolis) and I can not find a darn thing less than close to $1600 a piece, and that's for round trips (will just throw away the return ticket). I've checked everywhere I can think of, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets (which pulls from like 10 sites in itself), Kayak, No. 1 Travel, Priceline, etc. etc. etc., you name a site, I've been there. I simply cannot beat over $1500 a piece, no matter how flexible I am on dates, pushing the departure back as far as late September and adjusting the garbage-bound return ticket date out as far as the middle/end of October. No matter how I cut it I just can't beat over $1500. Japanese websites are no good due to how strong the yen is. Local travel agents are even worse, and one way tickets when searching online are all north of $1800, if not well over $2k a piece. I *really* do not want to waste over $3000 for my wife and I to fly home, that's outrageous IMO, considering I've always been able to get round trip tickets for closer to $1000 each. Any tips on where/how to get the cheapest flight? I tried to get a round trip from USA-->Japan-->USA and just use the return part and throw out the original departure, but google tells me that if you don't show up for the first flight, they cancel the rest of the itinerary. Bummer, because that was only $1328 a piece. Help!