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Author Topic: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo  (Read 48313 times)

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2016, 07:39:29 AM »
Nice!

You went to a different ANA Suite Lounge than Dan and I did.

You went to T1-S4, we went to T1-S5.  Totally different shower room and lounge.




Now that makes sense now.
Personally, I disagree. I think the A380, for all its creature comforts, is a pretty fugly plane.

Anyway, now that you got into TPR (#teamlucky), you can see it ain't nothin'. Pretty underwhelming overall.
I made the beautiful comment mainly because I was excited about flying it for my first time. But I hear your point.

I also agree about how underwhelming TPR is. Since I was working on my computer at the one, there wasn't really a great desk to use. I ended up using the one with computers on it, sitting between them, but that was not as comfortable as the desk/chair I had in the regular F lounge. I did get a lot better service (my glass was never half empty) and daven shachris in one of the private rooms (I think they're for phone calls or something like that).

I couldn't help think that while I was in such a room I was in a room, in TPR, and how that's probably the most private, exclusive airport lounge location in the world (besides for the EY Residence lounge).

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2016, 07:41:53 AM »
Thanks for the write up! Great TR!
You're welcome!
So why can't she fly in 8th month?
See below

Thanks for making the point.
Why is half this thread discussing his wife's pregnancy?? They decided whatever they decided and move on peeps.
Haha, people like to argue with medical advice but seem to keep quiet when I say she just didn't want to. Go figure.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2016, 08:16:39 AM »
Why is half this thread discussing his wife's pregnancy?? They decided whatever they decided and move on peeps.
+ 100

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2016, 01:20:53 PM »
My question was why the doctor said that. But I'll stop to avoid beheading

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2016, 01:33:51 PM »
Why is half this thread discussing his wife's pregnancy?? They decided whatever they decided and move on peeps.

Hey, at least no one is discussing his wife's age.
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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2016, 05:09:22 PM »
Hey, at least no one is discussing his wife's age.
+1 haha. But that depends on OP's sensitivity.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2016, 09:21:47 PM »
My question was why the doctor said that. But I'll stop to avoid beheading
I really don't mind the questions honestly. Although I'm not a doctor, so I don't know why he said what he did. Maybe something about how far Asia is and how unreliable the Chinese medical system is have something to do with it? I just know that we weren't going to shop around for a doctor to let her go when she didn't want to go herself.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2016, 09:22:43 PM »
Hey, at least no one is discussing his wife's age.
I must be missing something: What does her age have anything to do with the TR?  :D

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2016, 09:26:32 PM »
I must be missing something: What does her age have anything to do with the TR?  :D
Just a joke about another TR which got derailed by an asinine wife's age discussion.
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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2016, 09:38:14 PM »
Just a joke about another TR which got derailed by an asinine wife's age discussion.
lol, no worries.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2016, 11:12:23 PM »
Love the TR.
You'll owe your wife big-time for a long time, but so far, it sounds like a worthy trade-off.
Enjoy!

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2016, 11:22:26 PM »
Love the TR.
You'll owe your wife big-time for a long time, but so far, it sounds like a worthy trade-off.
Enjoy!
Yup! He'll be on diaper changing duty the whole first year! :)

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2016, 11:24:55 PM »
Yup! He'll be on diaper changing duty the whole first year! :)
Um, I did that times three, and I didn't even get a nice trip out of it.  I think Yehoshua better brace himself!  :P

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2016, 11:26:04 PM »
Love the TR.
You'll owe your wife big-time for a long time, but so far, it sounds like a worthy trade-off.
Enjoy!
I'm taking her to South Africa in the summer. We'll be on EK F, QR 787 J, EY Apt and AA A321T F. That'll make up for a lot of it....I hope. :D

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2016, 11:34:17 PM »
I'm taking her to South Africa in the summer. We'll be on EK F, QR 787 J, EY Apt and AA A321T F. That'll make up for a lot of it....I hope. :D

All of that with an infant?? If so, I think you are getting the better end of the deal ;)

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2016, 11:36:37 PM »
I'm taking her to South Africa in the summer. We'll be on EK F, QR 787 J, EY Apt and AA A321T F. That'll make up for a lot of it....I hope. :D
Agree. Pretty darn nice.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2016, 12:45:30 AM »
All of that with an infant?? If so, I think you are getting the better end of the deal ;)
Yes and it could very well be, unless I need to look after said infant on all flights.

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2016, 01:08:46 AM »
Nice TR so far.
I booked our month-long AA RTW award before Mimi got pregnant. She asked the Doc who said she had no problem with us traveling to 3rd world countries as long as she was back before the baby could be viable (24 weeks IIRC).

Lucky for us the trip was completed well before then.
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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2016, 02:56:58 AM »
Just discovered your TR now. Looking forward to the rest!

Can't wait for my similar trip!

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Re: Yehoshua's Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo TR: Flying Solo
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2016, 03:22:33 AM »
Just discovered your TR now. Looking forward to the rest!

Can't wait for my similar trip!
I should have more soon.