Japan 2017 thread

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Donza, May 9, 2016.

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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    Why not?
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

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    DeskRider

    DeskRider Dedicated Member Season Pass Silver

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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Why you start thread?

    It's only January May.
     
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    blutek

    blutek Dedicated Member

    J SDS.
     
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    Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Season Pass Gold

    My favourite ramen are the tonkotsu based ones, without soy. Tonkotsu is the creamy pork bone based ramen, rich and delicious!!!
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    Cause i wanted to post that.
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    mmm chu hi
     
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    Mrstr_Chief

    Mrstr_Chief Dedicated Member

    Coming! Just booking flights with multi airlines on multiple reward programmes, what could possibly go wrong, lol!
     
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    gibbsy

    gibbsy Active Member

    I'm in. Xmas-early feb.
     
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    hatto

    hatto Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    me too
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I am just waiting for any deals to be announced by ANA... will have 3 weeks in Jan... bout the same time I was there this year
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    I have no plans
    said that before
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    It will be a bumper season.... you heard it here first
     
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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Spring?
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    nah
     
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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Once bitten, twice shy.
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    nah...
    just like to mix it up you know
     
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    Hyst

    Hyst Active Member Season Pass Gold

    One less bogan then? :evil:
    Have not heared of rammen burger yet!:eek:
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    I guess its ramen on Hamburger steak?
     
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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    The bun is made out of noodles.
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    I am quite partial to a Royal Host Hamburger steak.
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Looking at doing Yuzawa in Feb 2017, just in the planning stage still :woohoo:
     
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    Pelm1

    Pelm1 Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Have booked leave from work.

    20th January till early March.

    Doing one night in Tokyo on the way in.

    Late flight out.
     
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    Incider

    Incider Dedicated Member

    Will leave it till Feb (some time after CNY) when conditions look good. Just book and go.

    Solo trip this time.
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    Looked at tix.
    960 on ana mid jan
     
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    Bluebird

    Bluebird Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Hoping to be a part of the action for most of January 2017, but we'll see how things go. If so we're looking at Shiga and maybe Naeba.
     
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    Hyst

    Hyst Active Member Season Pass Gold

    I would like that work, which give so much time off! :clap:
     
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    andrew7

    andrew7 Active Member

    Donza san, do you usually book direct with ana or via flight search engine?
     
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    Four!

    Four! Active Member

    Anyone heard any further rumours on the rumour that ANA may start direct Perth/Tokyo flights later this year?
     
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    Pelm1

    Pelm1 Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    That would be great if that happens.
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    I've never booked ANA before, that was looking at sky scanner.
    I usually book with the airline
     
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    andrew7

    andrew7 Active Member

    thanks mate
     
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    expatgm

    expatgm Active Member Season Pass Silver

    I'm in , paid full fare airnz January 8 to February 15. Eight months to sort out the rest. Possibly go for longer. Still early days.
     
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    Chondro

    Chondro Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Niseko dec 18 - feb 19
    honshu somewhere feb 19 - march 18

    Waiting on tickets to come on special
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    Plane tickets?
    you might be waiting awhile on 18th December... thats never on sale.
     
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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Neither is Boxing Day...
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    why not go later?
    imagine how happy your family would be...............
     
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    Chondro

    Chondro Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Best to get them sooner than later then?
     
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room

    maybe a two tiered purchase.?
    buy the flight there and wait for specials for the flight home?
     
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    LMB

    LMB Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Yeah - peak school holiday flights - book now. Don't wait.
     
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    silva

    silva Active Member

    Flights booked. Jan 9 to 26. Was able to get FF tickets on Jetstar - have not flown international with them before - am not expecting it to be a particularly pleasant experience but the price was right. Now just have to sort out the ground component.
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Be careful when you do organise your ground transport from the airport. 3 times out of the last 4 ive been delayed by more than an hour with J*
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Jet* suck when flying international.... never had a good experience with them flying to Japan.
    Thats why I fly ANA/JAL or Singapore these days
     
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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    They do suck. But they are direct so my choice is either them or Qantas. (Qantas ftw).

    F.ck layovers.
     
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    ojisan

    ojisan Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    Singapore layover is only 1.5 hrs tops...
    With a munchkin in tow these days, I'd rather go direct from Sydney.....
     
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    Froff Life

    Froff Life Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    In Melb its either J* or JAL if you want to go direct. Thats it. and JAL are usually 4 times more expensive. Bit of a monopoly happening here, if someone (cough Virgin) would come and undercut JAL but offer a better, full service flight than J* they would make a killing.
     
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    smackies

    smackies Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    2 hour layover from Brisbane, but still over 16 hours total trip.

    As against 9 hours.
     
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    LMB

    LMB Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    No choice from Perth...
    Bloody Perth! I've gotta do a layover each way to get to flipping Canberra this week! Argh!
     
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    Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Season Pass Gold

    I flew Jetstar from Gold Coast to Narita yesterday, and it was ok. From what I can tell, if it's a 787 Dreamliner, the baggage comes out super quick. We were at the gate by 6:30pm, and I was on the Airport limo bus by 7:05pm.

    I flew Qantas from Sydney to Haneda last October in an old 747 and the baggage took almost an hour.
    With other aircraft into Haneda, I've been as quick as 25 min, from gate to out of the terminal with checked bags.