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Old Mar 11, 11, 12:13 am   #1
 
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To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade...

I'm flying BKK>NRT>IAD on TG/NH in May, all in business class. Right now, I fly overnight from BKK to NRT, have a short layover and then hop onto NH 2 non-stop to IAD.

I have an opportunity to upgrade the BKK>NRT leg on TG to F, but there's a catch...it's on the early morning flight out of BKK that gets me into NRT in the afternoon, so I would have to spend a night in Tokyo before getting on the plane to IAD.

I've never been to Tokyo, so the thought of having a day to check out the city is sort of appealing (at least be able to say I was there, I don't get to do a lot of traveling), and I like the idea of being able to check out F on the BKK>NRT leg of the flight, not to mention the whole F experience at BKK, but how much is there to see at 6 AM (the flight leaves BKK at 7:30 AM).

It would be about 10k miles to upgrade (already flying on an award ticket), is it worth it??

Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions!
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Old Mar 11, 11, 2:50 pm   #2
 
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I've never been to Tokyo, so the thought of having a day to check out the city is sort of appealing (at least be able to say I was there, I don't get to do a lot of traveling), and I like the idea of being able to check out F on the BKK>NRT leg of the flight, not to mention the whole F experience at BKK, but how much is there to see at 6 AM (the flight leaves BKK at 7:30 AM).!
10K is not much and you tick all the boxes, go for it.

You will love Japan, so very different, and BKK comes alive @5am, by six it is buzzing, you have to experience one of the Asians airlines F experiences and TG in their home port, is as good as most
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Old Mar 12, 11, 8:21 pm   #3
 
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Yep! Do it - go for F!

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Old Mar 12, 11, 8:29 pm   #4
 
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10K is not much and you tick all the boxes, go for it.

You will love Japan, so very different, and BKK comes alive @5am, by six it is buzzing, you have to experience one of the Asians airlines F experiences and TG in their home port, is as good as most
Upgrade confirmed!

I'm definitely looking forward to the TG F experience, from check-in to lounge to flight. And, assuming no aircraft change, the morning BKK>NRT flight looks to be on the 77W leased from Jet, so that's something to look forward to, even if it is only a 6 hour flight
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