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CDKing Feb 11, 17 10:19 am


Originally Posted by Finkface (Post 27895545)
A similar experience here. I booked an F seat the other day. Twice after payment, it hung and hung and finally errored out, saying partner space could not be confirmed. I was just about to call, as BA was showing the seat available, when I tried it one more time. Third time lucky, I guess, as it went through and ticketed immediately.

I'm shocked I even saw F space award. Maybe JFK just never has F (*EDIT* guess i lied just saw some F from JFK close in)

I wouldn't have even known F existed if it were't for this post (since i had to look):


Originally Posted by skimthetrees (Post 27893385)
For example, currently on 2/19 TYO-SFO BA is showing 4 PE seats available but when I do a search for 2 seats on the AS site no PE seats are showing. Has anyone else noticed this?


enzian Feb 11, 17 6:02 pm


Originally Posted by tth6133 (Post 27800882)
These are the easiest J seats to get since they are not the most desirable type.

This was a response in Post #12, to someone who booked J seats flying into Tokyo and out of Osaka.

Can you explain why these seats in J are less desirable? Is it the type of aircraft or the way JL configures them?

paperwastage Feb 11, 17 7:05 pm


Originally Posted by enzian (Post 27896999)
This was a response in Post #12, to someone who booked J seats flying into Tokyo and out of Osaka.

Can you explain why these seats in J are less desirable? Is it the type of aircraft or the way JL configures them?

not lieflat J, angled-flat

i believe ex-YVR uses this version of J
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ja...es_787-800.php
http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/servic...llflatneo.html

the better routes use sky suites aka lieflat (all seats have aisle access - hard to get out of middle/window seat if you're wider than normal)
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ja..._787-800_B.php
http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/servic.../skysuite.html

enzian Feb 12, 17 8:45 am

Thanks. What are the gateway cities on the West Coast for flying to either Osaka or Tokyo? We don't mind traveling down to SFO, LAX, or other city if they offer better flight choices than YVR.

CDKing Feb 12, 17 9:28 am


Originally Posted by enzian (Post 27898574)
Thanks. What are the gateway cities on the West Coast for flying to either Osaka or Tokyo? We don't mind traveling down to SFO, LAX, or other city if they offer better flight choices than YVR.


For non-stop

SAN, LAX, YVR to NRT

SFO to NRT/HND

LAX to Osaka

CDKing Feb 12, 17 10:28 am

Anyone else noticing that Mainland China is pricing as SE Asia?

I was trying to put together a better list of Asian destinations but only the following are supposed to qualify as SE Asia

Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, and Cambodia

enzian Feb 12, 17 11:10 am


Originally Posted by CDKing (Post 27898737)
For non-stop

SAN, LAX, YVR to NRT

SFO to NRT/HND

LAX to Osaka

Thanks! And which of those routes offer the better J product?

SFO and LAX are easiest for us as we have family to stay with if we want to stay overnight before the long-haul flight ( which we do by booking that segment separately so we don't get caught up in stopover restrictions).

miles2learn Feb 12, 17 11:27 am


Originally Posted by enzian (Post 27899117)
Thanks! And which of those routes offer the better J product?

SFO and LAX are easiest for us as we have family to stay with if we want to stay overnight before the long-haul flight ( which we do by booking that segment separately so we don't get caught up in stopover restrictions).

The routes with the updated j are SFO to HND or DFW/LAX/ord to NRT. There are also flights out of Boston and New York with the updated j.

One thing to note for JAL is they tend to open up a ton of availability close in. You can always find some route if you're willing to book only two weeks before departure.

SilverChris Feb 13, 17 4:23 pm

Has anyone tried doing a NRT//HND connection? I'm aiming for SIN-HND//NRT-YVR as there's no availability on SIN-NRT.

eponymous_coward Feb 13, 17 4:28 pm


Originally Posted by SilverChris (Post 27904960)
Has anyone tried doing a NRT//HND connection? I'm aiming for SIN-HND//NRT-YVR as there's no availability on SIN-NRT.

This is FlyerTalk, the answer to "has anyone done X" is probably "yes", even if it's crazy.

I'd want at least 4 hours for something like that, even though this is not the craziest you could get with coterminals (I've done SFO-OAK as a coterminal myself on award, which is easier than what you propose BY FAR, straight shot on BART across the Bay). The time I flew into NRT and out of HND was on a stopover (so I spent a couple of days in Tokyo).

http://6331-presscdn-0-25.pagely.net...yoairports.jpg

This is more like EWR->JFK (through a huge metropolis with potential for traffic) than SFO->OAK or even JFK->LGA. It can be done but oof.

https://www.limousinebus.co.jp/en/bu...airport_route/

http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/e...s/traffic.html

CDKing Feb 13, 17 5:59 pm

Take advantage of the tokyo stop-over

Search for SIN-HND and NRT-YVR separately on a one way search.

Then Multi City search using the dates found

SIN-HND
NRT-YVR

SilverChris Feb 13, 17 6:10 pm


Originally Posted by eponymous_coward (Post 27904983)
This is FlyerTalk, the answer to "has anyone done X" is probably "yes", even if it's crazy.

I should probably rephrase my question: has anyone booked such a connection with JL using AS miles? :D


Originally Posted by CDKing (Post 27905323)
Take advantage of the tokyo stop-over

Search for SIN-HND and NRT-YVR separately on a one way search.

Then Multi City search using the dates found

SIN-HND
NRT-YVR

This seems to work. Thanks! ^

jasongc87 Feb 15, 17 2:11 pm

PE being priced as Business Class
 

Originally Posted by paperwastage (Post 27895230)
same here

looks like a glitch... or alaska deval :confused:

i'm going to wait and see

Hi All,

I've been trying to book tickets for a JFK-NRT/HND for travel in September/October and Alaska is only showing Economy and Business tickets available. The Business Class tickets show as Mixed cabin, even though it is a direct flight, and the actual cabin priced out is Premium Economy. I've seen some other people in this post have experienced this problem. Has anyone been able to find a work around? Does calling the Alaska Partner Desk help at all?

Thanks,
Jason

LGA Feb 15, 17 2:45 pm


Originally Posted by jasongc87 (Post 27914051)
Has anyone been able to find a work around? Does calling the Alaska Partner Desk help at all?

Call them and report back. (I have not found getting a human on the phone at Alaska Airlines to be much of a task.)

beckoa Feb 15, 17 10:21 pm


Originally Posted by jasongc87 (Post 27914051)
Hi All,

I've been trying to book tickets for a JFK-NRT/HND for travel in September/October and Alaska is only showing Economy and Business tickets available. The Business Class tickets show as Mixed cabin, even though it is a direct flight, and the actual cabin priced out is Premium Economy. I've seen some other people in this post have experienced this problem. Has anyone been able to find a work around? Does calling the Alaska Partner Desk help at all?

Thanks,
Jason

Is the other flight on AS in F?


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