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Old Aug 27, 17, 2:38 pm
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Long transit in HND

We will be landing in Haneda from Sydney very early in the morning (around 5 AM) and leaving after 9 PM. Does anyone know whether there are any arrival lounges where we can have a shower? We will be flying Business Class and are *G members?

If not, may we choose the transit path and go to the Departure lounge, have a shower and then exit into the city through immigration?
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Old Aug 27, 17, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by puchong View Post
We will be landing in Haneda from Sydney very early in the morning (around 5 AM) and leaving after 9 PM. Does anyone know whether there are any arrival lounges where we can have a shower? We will be flying Business Class and are *G members?

If not, may we choose the transit path and go to the Departure lounge, have a shower and then exit into the city through immigration?
There is no arrival lounge. There are shower rooms, which should be free when you have a J boarding pass. Otherwise they are only 1030 yen anyway.

If you go through transit security to the departure level there is no direct and open route to immigration and arrivals, and you will need staff to escort you down. There are mixed reports on the feasibility of this, but as minimum expect to encounter some resistance to the idea. All the way up to being flatly denied.
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Old Aug 29, 17, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
There is no arrival lounge. There are shower rooms, which should be free when you have a J boarding pass. Otherwise they are only 1030 yen anyway.

If you go through transit security to the departure level there is no direct and open route to immigration and arrivals, and you will need staff to escort you down. There are mixed reports on the feasibility of this, but as minimum expect to encounter some resistance to the idea. All the way up to being flatly denied.
If you transit to departures I think its 100% certyain that is where you will stay until you leave on a plane !
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Old Aug 29, 17, 4:07 am
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That sounds like a 15 hr layover that would be plenty of time to go near bye airport hotel and get a shower and some nice sleep. There is a hotel at the airport I stayed there last time it was way to small and expensive. 175$ a night. HND is downtown( NRT is 2hrs from downtown) so you are already there.
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Old Aug 29, 17, 9:59 am
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If you have some energy on arrival, exit immigration, store your bags if they are not checked-through and spend a few hours in Tokyo.

Or, as per this thread in the Japan forum, and GotogoBob's comment about a hotel, I had posted about the Royal Park HND which is inside the departure terminal (and included some photos). Comments from other posters in the thread may also be helpful

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan...ture-11am.html
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Old Aug 29, 17, 5:19 pm
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I stayed at the JAL City Haneda hotel last year during a 9-hour layover, and the Tokyo Stay Kamata is also quite close. Train fares and a map are in English, and buying tickets from the vending machine is very easy!

The rooms are snug, but I didn't care... I slept for a few hours, and also:
Toto toilets!
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Old Sep 2, 17, 11:06 pm
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Can't seem to find out if I am eligible to just pay a fee as a lowly "nobody" transiting through Haneda (about seven hours) in October (will be between flights coming in on United and continuing on All Nippon to Malaysia). I'd really like to spend time in the All Nippon lounge. Can someone tell me the approximate cost and is it worth it ? Actually I'm okay with/ expect a fee. I am only a general MPlus member and on an MPlus award on All Nippon.
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Old Sep 3, 17, 12:36 am
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Can't seem to find out if I am eligible to just pay a fee as a lowly "nobody" transiting through Haneda (about seven hours) in October (will be between flights coming in on United and continuing on All Nippon to Malaysia). I'd really like to spend time in the All Nippon lounge. Can someone tell me the approximate cost and is it worth it ? Actually I'm okay with/ expect a fee. I am only a general MPlus member and on an MPlus award on All Nippon.
Your ticket needs to be with an NH flight number. The following booking classes are eligible: Y/B/M/U/H/Q/V/W/S/L/K though K is only eligible for day of departure purchase at the airport. For advance purchase via the ANA website your ticket needs to be purchased directly from ANA. For day if departure purchases at the airport, there is no restriction on the channel of purchase of the ticket.
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Old Sep 4, 17, 12:55 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Your ticket needs to be with an NH flight number. The following booking classes are eligible: Y/B/M/U/H/Q/V/W/S/L/K though K is only eligible for day of departure purchase at the airport. For advance purchase via the ANA website your ticket needs to be purchased directly from ANA. For day if departure purchases at the airport, there is no restriction on the channel of purchase of the ticket.
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Thank you. The UA miles (redeemed) award ticket makes it an 016 issued ticket. By the way it is a separate ticket (not linked with the United leg as I am flying non-rev on United). I will still ask (All Nippon) when I land at Haneda if I can just pay an entry fee to use their lounge. Sometimes the "I'm so dumb" routine works.
CORRECTION -- Just googled ANA lounge, entry fees and you are right on all details. Annoying though as you would think they would welcome the fee people are willing to pay. Do you know if there is any other "non-generic" lounge one could get into at Haneda ?

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Old Sep 4, 17, 6:10 pm
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There are the Sky Lounge and the Sky Lounge Annex. I have never been to the latter, but the former is certainly not worth spending much time in. The walk in fee is 1030 yen for either.

Why don't you store your carry on if it is heavy and jump on a train to Tokyo? It is 20 to 40 minutes depending on the area of Tokyo you want to go to, and you can have a nice day in the city. Or just find a nicer spot to get a drink and a bite of food. The train fare from Haneda to the central parts of Tokyo will be about 500 to 800 yen depending on where you are heading.
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Old Sep 5, 17, 12:15 am
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Thanks again for the info. We will have flown approx 12 hours from SFO (about the amount of time it takes for the non-rev standby "angst" to wear off - LOL) arriving Haneda about 1:30 pm and then taking All Nippon at 11:30 pm red-eye to Kuala Lumpur so I may just want to chill out at Haneda rather than go into Tokyo (have been there before). Just want a (hopefully) quieter place to sit than the noisy din of a terminal.
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Old Sep 6, 17, 12:23 am
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@CPH-Flyer,
Thanks again for the info. We will have flown approx 12 hours from SFO (about the amount of time it takes for the non-rev standby "angst" to wear off - LOL) arriving Haneda about 1:30 pm and then taking All Nippon at 11:30 pm red-eye to Kuala Lumpur so I may just want to chill out at Haneda rather than go into Tokyo (have been there before). Just want a (hopefully) quieter place to sit than the noisy din of a terminal.
go to the IC at shinagawa for a few hours. would be better than any options in hnd.
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