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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #570 on: March 05, 2018, 07:13:20 PM »
thanks.  if i cant find first class award space how is business class and what airlines are best for business class to tokyo?
JAL is great with their new product. United on new polaris hard product and ANA- though I never flew them.
Book with ANA points if you can

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #571 on: March 05, 2018, 07:48:02 PM »
im not so good at this but im trying.
any tips on how to find award space for a direct flight jfk to tokyo in first or business on june 19
i have miles on american delta starwood amex and chase ultimate rewards

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #572 on: March 05, 2018, 08:03:34 PM »
im not so good at this but im trying.
any tips on how to find award space for a direct flight jfk to tokyo in first or business on june 19
i have miles on american delta starwood amex and chase ultimate rewards
Did you check ANA?
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #573 on: March 05, 2018, 08:24:10 PM »
ANA flights in first and business both show waitlisted

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #575 on: March 05, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
what does it mean if it says waitlisted?

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #576 on: March 06, 2018, 10:57:08 AM »
what does it mean if it says waitlisted?
Don't bother with waitlisted. If you don't clear you don't get a seat. Even if there are economy seats available.


I've flown ANA and JAL both in J. I prefer JAL. Both have great food and service but the privacy on the JAL flights was great and they provide super thick mattresses. Of course, hard to beat that ANA miles price....

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #577 on: March 07, 2018, 01:45:53 PM »
OK  im still working on flights to tokyo.
i called virgin and they have nothing available.

i have the united credit card and so i searched united and i can get two seats leaving from lga in coach to chicago
changing in chicago to ANA flight to tokyo in first class for 110,000 miles each

should i grab that or is there a better way to do this?




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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #578 on: March 07, 2018, 01:51:57 PM »
OK  im still working on flights to tokyo.
i called virgin and they have nothing available.

i have the united credit card and so i searched united and i can get two seats leaving from lga in coach to chicago
changing in chicago to ANA flight to tokyo in first class for 110,000 miles each

should i grab that or is there a better way to do this?
Should be 105k with AC.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #579 on: March 07, 2018, 01:57:27 PM »
im  not sure what ac is
united website showed 110,000 for first class
it seems like a good deal to me but what do i know
is it bad to connect in chicago?
also in my united ac i only have enough miles for one ticket
my husband has enough in his account
is there a way to use both our mileage to book this or is it better to move miles from starwood??

my other option is to buy a ticket on delta flying thru detroit

which is better???

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #580 on: March 07, 2018, 08:44:48 PM »
what do you think of the delta flagship service in first class from detroit to narita tokyo??

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #581 on: March 07, 2018, 08:51:44 PM »
im  not sure what ac is
united website showed 110,000 for first class
it seems like a good deal to me but what do i know
is it bad to connect in chicago?
also in my united ac i only have enough miles for one ticket
my husband has enough in his account
is there a way to use both our mileage to book this or is it better to move miles from starwood??

my other option is to buy a ticket on delta flying thru detroit

which is better???
AC is air canada- aeroplan
transfer partner of Amex.
If two seats exist you can book one ticket from your account and one from your husband or both from the same account. Its a lot of miles- but if 1. no other J or F product is available. 2. You are happy to spend 105k-110k miles- then go for it!
I really enjoyed ANA F and I connected in Chicago as well.

Another option to consider is booking ANA F to Japan and a return from there or another place in Asia in J or Y for the future- you need to book a round-trip but can be multiple classes.
Make sure you enter the segments individually to ensure you see availability- they wont show your flights if you just search NYC-TOKYO because there is no F on the connecting flight.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #582 on: May 16, 2018, 02:04:06 PM »
I am staying 3 nights in Tokyo and want to know if PH/Andaz are worth the points if I don't have status. I have 60k Hyatt points with plenty of UR to transfer in if need be. I see HRT is only 12k/night and the new Centric in Ginza is 20k/night. I stayed at PH Paris and Milan while Diamond so I have had the PH experience FWIW. Without status, will the PH/Andaz experience be that much better than either HRT or Centric? Not considering the GH. Going mid-week so Shabbos isn't an issue. TIA.

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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #583 on: May 16, 2018, 02:47:23 PM »
I loved the PH NRT. Andaz also has a cult following.
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Re: Japan Master Thread
« Reply #584 on: May 16, 2018, 03:13:08 PM »
I loved the PH NRT. Andaz also has a cult following.
Yup, I only stayed at the Andaz and loved it. Great location and excellent service.