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Japan Do #6 - Naha (Okinawa) - March 29-31 2018

Japan Do #6 - Naha (Okinawa) - March 29-31 2018

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Handle --- Arrival ---- Departure ---- Hotel
  1. beckoa+1 - 3/29 7C 1802 TPE-OKA -- 4/3 JL2084 OKA-ITM -- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Naha
  2. krazykanuck - 3/28 NH479 HND-OKA -- 4/2 NH464 OKA-HND -- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Naha
  3. TravelKane - Mar 28 JL3 JFK>NRT * Mar 29 NH 2159 NRT>OKA * DoubleTree by Hilton Naha * Apr 3 CI121 OKA>TPE
  4. kirkwoodj ---- 3/29 NH475 HND-OKA ---- 4/1 NH460 OKA-HND ---- DoubleTree by Hilton Naha
  5. restlessinRNO - 3/29 IT230 TPE-OKA -- 4/1 BC552 OKA-NGO -- DoubleTree by Hilton Naha
  6. nomadic.relief - 3/30 BR112 TPE-OKA -- 4/2 MM925 OKA-TPE -- Almont Hotel
  7. ellyse - 3/29 HO1331 PVG-OKA — 4/2 HO1332 OKA-PVG — Guesthouse Umikaji
  8. ellyse+1 - 3/29 MU287 PVG-OKA — 4/2 MU288 OKA-PVG — Guesthouse Umikaji
  9. Sykes - 3/24 OZ172 ICN-OKA — 4/2 OZ171 OKA-ICN — Hyatt Regency Naha
  10. oliver2002 -Mar 29 CA831 PEK-OKA - April 1 NH994 OKA HND - Sheraton Sunmarina
  11. NewbieRunner - 3/28 NH473 HND-OKA - 4/1 NH994 OKA-HND - DoubleTree Shuri Castle 3/28-29 DoubleTree Naha 3/29-4/1
  12. nme7 - 3/29 GK305 NRT-OKA - 4/1 GK312 OKA-NRT -- DoubleTree by Hilton Naha
  13. Aeolus - 3/28 JL921 HND-OKA -- 4/1 JTA052 OKA-FUK -- DT by Hilton Naha (28-30), DT Shuri Castle (3/30-4/1)
  14. Lennart - 3/28 NH471 HND-OKA -- 3/31 NU617 OKA-ISG -- Sheraton Sunmarina
  15. Lennart+1 - 3/28 NH471 HND-OKA -- 3/31 NU617 OKA-ISG -- Sheraton Sunmarina
  16. armagebedar - 3/28 JL HND-OKA -- 4/1 JL OKA-HND -- Hyatt Regency Naha
  17. BigRedBears - 3/28 NH1213 FUK-OKA -- 4/1 NH1200 OKA-FUK -- DT Naha (3/28-3/31), Crowne Plaza Naha (3/32-4/1)
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Old Mar 22, 18, 8:40 pm
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Beer is only listed twice in your itinerary. I do not approve.
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Old Mar 23, 18, 7:43 am
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Beer is only listed twice in your itinerary. I do not approve.
Maybe he's getting old...
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Old Mar 23, 18, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by nme7 View Post
Beer is only listed twice in your itinerary. I do not approve.
He's saving room for the soju you're bringing him!

Anyway I'm Japan bound this morning taking NH 173 from IAH in a couple hours. See y'all over there! I'll be in Tokyo from Sunday until Wednesday night when I head to OKA. If any of you are around drop me a PM.

Oh kirkwoodj thought you'd get a kick out of this, which a friend posted on Instagram

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Old Mar 23, 18, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by krazykanuck View Post
He's saving room for the soju you're bringing him!

Anyway I'm Japan bound this morning taking NH 173 from IAH in a couple hours. See y'all over there! I'll be in Tokyo from Sunday until Wednesday night when I head to OKA. If any of you are around drop me a PM.

Oh kirkwoodj thought you'd get a kick out of this, which a friend posted on Instagram


Safe travels!
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Sorry, have been flying like mad since 15/3 and for some reason I’m not getting updates about this thread. I guess me and +1 should be fine joining for both the drinks on 29/3 and dinner on 30/3.
Do we have any definite sightseeing plans yet? I would really like to know so that I can make our own arrangements for whatever isn’t covered by the DO already. Public transport information isn’t fast to check up so I would like to do them in advance instead of on-the-spot!
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Old Mar 25, 18, 4:37 am
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Anyone landing in nrt this afternoon. Been 3 hrs and I’m still stuck in the queue waiting to clear immigration. No priority queue whatsoever for F or J pax or worse still young kids.
Absolute shambles!!
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Old Mar 25, 18, 5:15 am
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Originally Posted by Aeolus View Post
Anyone landing in nrt this afternoon. Been 3 hrs and I’m still stuck in the queue waiting to clear immigration. No priority queue whatsoever for F or J pax or worse still young kids. Absolute shambles!!
I landed yesterday afternoon and the regular line seemed normal-ish. I was given a fast track pass as an ANA F pax, but I didn't get one last year as a J pax.

Currently sitting in the Hilton Tokyo lounge happy hour thinking back to the many hours we spent up here last year.
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Originally Posted by Aeolus View Post
Anyone landing in nrt this afternoon. Been 3 hrs and I’m still stuck in the queue waiting to clear immigration. No priority queue whatsoever for F or J pax or worse still young kids.
Absolute shambles!!
That sounds horrendous. Must be all those tourists coming to catch earlier than usual cherry blossoms.

Those of us going to Tokyo after the Do will be too late.

Originally Posted by krazykanuck View Post
I landed yesterday afternoon and the regular line seemed normal-ish. I was given a fast track pass as an ANA F pax, but I didn't get one last year as a J pax.
I think they hand out a few fast track passes per flight to each airline and it’s up to them to decide who to give them to.
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Originally Posted by krazykanuck View Post
I landed yesterday afternoon and the regular line seemed normal-ish. I was given a fast track pass as an ANA F pax, but I didn't get one last year as a J pax.

Currently sitting in the Hilton Tokyo lounge happy hour thinking back to the many hours we spent up here last year.
Let me know if you would of like to catch up
either this evening or tomorrow. I was travelling TG F, asked the crew and on ground staff but was told to stay in the same queue. My plans are pretty flexi from this evening, probably going to take it a bit easy today as my legs are still recovering from the 3.5hrs shuffle at NRT. Worst wait ever at any airport in my lifetime.
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Will there be name tags or something similar (stickers?) to help out those who are identity/memory-challenged (like me)? Otherwise I’m afraid I won’t know who is who even before any drinking...
My flight only lands at 1800 on 29/3 so I may not be at the bar by 1900. Will make our way there ASAP, but probably will arrive no earlier than 1930 or 1945, save us 2 seats please. Are there any dinner plans for that evening, or will that be where we are eating dinner as well?
Lastly... would one of the organisers like to PM me their WhatsApp number or something like that, in case my flight is delayed and we can’t make it (or will be substantially late) for the pre-DO drinks? PVG has a terrible on-time departure record...
P.S. And... still no definite sightseeing plans for 30/3 or 31/3? Would really like to know, since it makes a difference to our hostel bookings and bus pass tickets.
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Originally Posted by Aeolus View Post

Let me know if you would of like to catch up either this evening or tomorrow.
Where are you staying?

Also @beckoa: what are the must get things at Japan Costco? want me to bring you anything to OKA?
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Where are you staying?

Also @beckoa: what are the must get things at Japan Costco? want me to bring you anything to OKA?
I’m at Oshiage (Skytree). Planning to head out to Shibuya now and later to Meguro River for nighttime Sakura viewing.
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Please send positive thoughts, that I may survive this one-day work week, then be on my way. I'm sure it will be a long & punishing day. Glad those of you already in Japan are having a good time. See you soon.
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Please send positive thoughts, that I may survive this one-day work week, then be on my way. I'm sure it will be a long & punishing day. Glad those of you already in Japan are having a good time. See you soon.
Bring me some... BBQ? Or a nice big baked potato? :P See you soon kirkwoodj!
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