Intl Mileage run suggestions out of YYZ?

Old Oct 4, 07, 9:23 am
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Intl Mileage run suggestions out of YYZ? 10K-15K EQM

Looking to pick up 10 or 15K, for the former I can always take a separate flight to the US West Coast.

Was thinking about doing YYZ-NRT, yielding about 12.5K... dates I am looking at are around $750 + taxes. But as I will stay a few days, costs in Japan can melt away at the cheap airefare.

Anybody have any other suggestions for good bang for the buck international fares?

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While a little more than NRT the cost of living will make up for it, so I'll throw out this Fall YYZ-BKK deal I noticed recently.

Good luck.
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Old Oct 4, 07, 9:38 am
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I just saw on the Toureast website (YYZ-NRT) selling for 680 C$+ taxes on UA from now till Dec 7. In NRT, if you still in Ryokans or Pods, you can save a lot of money.
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Old Oct 4, 07, 11:21 am
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The YYZ-BKK ticket might be the one... I could use a little more beach time before the end of the year.

Have to see if they permit a stopover in NRT or not.
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Originally Posted by pr0digy25 View Post
Looking to pick up 10 or 15K, for the former I can always take a separate flight to the US West Coast.

Was thinking about doing YYZ-NRT, yielding about 12.5K... dates I am looking at are around $750 + taxes. But as I will stay a few days, costs in Japan can melt away at the cheap airefare.

Anybody have any other suggestions for good bang for the buck international fares?
Try this hotel:

http://www.wh-rsv.com/english/shinjuku/

It's very good but small. Won't' break the budget (eg: 1 night in November $114.72 Canadian)

BTW, This hotel is located in Shinjuku - the most exciting area of Tokyo.
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Originally Posted by pr0digy25 View Post
Looking to pick up 10 or 15K, for the former I can always take a separate flight to the US West Coast.

Was thinking about doing YYZ-NRT, yielding about 12.5K... dates I am looking at are around $750 + taxes. But as I will stay a few days, costs in Japan can melt away at the cheap airefare.

Anybody have any other suggestions for good bang for the buck international fares?
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While a little more than NRT the cost of living will make up for it, so I'll throw out this Fall YYZ-BKK deal I noticed recently.

Good luck.

Things in Japan aren't that expensive anymore in fact with taxes at only5% and for the most part no tipping, one can get by quite well. Thailands beach resorts especially during the high season are full of Euro paying holidaymakers and the prices that go with them. You can find many hotels in Tokyo in the $100 range..........and eating/drinking out is quite reasonable.
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Things in Japan aren't that expensive anymore in fact with taxes at only5% and for the most part no tipping, one can get by quite well. Thailands beach resorts especially during the high season are full of Euro paying holidaymakers and the prices that go with them. You can find many hotels in Tokyo in the $100 range..........and eating/drinking out is quite reasonable.
I agree!

Especially since the Canadian dollar is so strong.

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I just saw on the Toureast website (YYZ-NRT) selling for 680 C$+ taxes on UA from now till Dec 7. In NRT, if you still in Ryokans or Pods, you can save a lot of money.
Don't buy a flexible paper ticket from this site though.
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If you're only flying for the miles and you decide on Tokyo, you can stay at Narita (the city closest to the NRT airport) quite cheaply. It's nowhere near as exciting as Tokyo, but there's enough to do there to keep most people amused for a couple of days. You can easily visit Tokyo from Narita, but the train fare would probably use up most of the money you'd save by not staying in a $100/night-ish place in central Tokyo.

If you want to stay in a bigger city, you might consider Osaka if you can find an airfare to the one you found to NRT. It has pretty much everything Tokyo has, but is more compact and generally less expensive accomodation-wise. There's more to see in the region, too---Kyoto, Nara, Kobe. It's quite inexpensive to tour cities near Osaka with a Kansai pass.

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[QUOTE=Spounce;8511294]If you're only flying for the miles and you decide on Tokyo, you can stay at Narita (the city closest to the NRT airport) quite cheaply. QUOTE]

To add my two cents, I love spending a couple of days in Narita. It's an interesting little town, and the nearby Buddhist temple and adjoining large park are a great way to spend a day.

If you're flying on to BKK, you typically can't do a stopover of anything over 23h59m, though I've found the staff at NRT very helpful.

I've flown YYZ-NRT-BKK and simply politely asked at the TG desk regarding changes (and upgrades) and have never been turned down. I've had to pay a small change fee (and a fee for the upgrade to business from NRT-BKK).
In the past, I have found M and U fares to BKK cheaper than to NRT, and meant avoiding Aerolotto.

Thailand can be very cheap, but as others have pointed out don't stay away from Japan on the basis of cost alone. A little bit of research and knowledge and you can enjoy yourself, eat and drink well, without spending a ton of money.

I've also purchased paper tickets from toureast without any problems (slight hassle to fax them copie of my passport and credit card).

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Two points...

- is there something particular about it being an international mileage run, as opposed to purely domestic/trans-border?

- is it 10K or 15K you're looking for? There's a significant difference.
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BKK or MAN

yyz nrt bkk= 18884mls $1208can or how about YYZ yow lhr MAN (A class) rtn$898=8664mls+3500 fall bonus(must reg)+500 online booking total 12664 not bad? man has to be booked by tonite cheers FTs advise if wrong http://flyertalk.com/rolleyes.gif
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yyz nrt bkk= 18884mls $1208can or how about YYZ yow lhr MAN (A class) rtn$898=8664mls+3500 fall bonus(must reg)+500 online booking total 12664 not bad? man has to be booked by tonite cheers FTs advise if wrong http://flyertalk.com/rolleyes.gif
The bonus miles are non-status.
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Old Oct 5, 07, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Ken hAAmer View Post
Two points...

- is there something particular about it being an international mileage run, as opposed to purely domestic/trans-border?

- is it 10K or 15K you're looking for? There's a significant difference.
I prefer to cramp as much into one flight as possible... hence the preference for an International run.

15K would be nice, but if I can squeeze a reasonable run under 15 but over 10 in... I don't mind doing a domestic run to make up for the rest of the needed 15K.
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How 'bout YYZ-SIN on NH via ORD & NRT for CAD$800++ (approx $1180 all in) for just over 20K?

http://www.toureast.com/air/Air_b2cs...lass=5&Direct=

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