[FARE GONE] Ana yvr - syd $559 rt

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For those who were able to ticket, you can list your flights/dates here...

September
Sep 5 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (willtravelfortea)
Sep 6 YVR-SEA
Sep 7 SEA-HND/NRT-SYD (EmmyDee)
Sep 17 SYD-HND-YVR (willtravelfortea)
Sep 17 YVR-SFO-NRT/HND-SYD (reton)
Sep 18 YVR-SFO-NRT/HND-SYD (surfingsd)
Sep 24 SYD-HND/NRT-SFO-YVR (reton)
Sep 26 SYD-NRT/HND-SFO-YVR (EmmyDee)
Sep 26 YVR-SFO (yutuyu)
Sep 27 SFO-NRT/HND-SYD (yutuyu)

October
Oct 1 SYD-HND-YVR (surfingsd)
Oct 3 SYD-HND/NRT-SFO-YVR (yutuyu)
Oct 3 YVR-HND-SYD (andrees71)
Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (llihlopf)
Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (kirker, Bugeater+1)
Oct 16 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (Fredd/Mrs. Fredd)
Oct 17 SYD-HND (andrees71)
Oct 17 YVR-SFO-NRT (mowogo)
Oct 18 HND-SYD (mowogo)
Oct 22 SYD-HND-YVR (llihlopf)
Oct 23 SYD-HND-YVR (Fredd/Mrs. Fredd, Bugeater+1)
Oct 24 HND-YVR (andrees71)
Oct 24 SYD-HND (mowogo)
Oct 25 HND-YVR (mowogo)
Oct 29 SYD-HND-YVR (kirker)

November
Nov 2 YVR-HND-SYD (thyeri)
Nov 6- YVR-SEA-NRT HND-SYD (dany2k3m)
Nov 7 YVR-SFO-NRT HND-SYD (YYCCL3, acomp27)
Nov 8 YVR-HND HND-SYD Nov 11 (schnapperin)
Nov 8 YVR-HND-SYD (dlandz)
Nov 8 YVR-HND-SYD (Tracon, Mrs Tracon & Tracon jr.)
Nov 8 YVR-SEA (overnight)-NRT/HND-SYD (foxflyer)
Nov 8 YVR-SEA (overnight)-NRT|HND-SYD (pushmyredbutton)
Nov 13 SYD-HND-YVR (YYCCL3)
Nov 13 SYD-HND NRT-SFO-YVR (acomp27)
Nov 14 SYD-HND HND- YVR Nov 15 (dany2k3m)
Nov 14 SYD-HND HND- YVR Nov 15 (Tracon, Mrs Tracon & Tracon jr.)
Nov 14 YVR-HND-SYD (VladQ)
Nov 15 SYD-HND NRT-SEA-YVR Nov 16 (schnapperin)
Nov 15 SYD-HND|NRT-SFO (pushmyredbutton)
Nov 19 SYD-HND-YVR (dlandz)
Nov 20 YVR-HND-SYD (stratofortress, Majuki)
Nov 22 YVR-NRT AC 3 (canadiancow)
Nov 25 HND-SYD NH 879 (canadiancow)
Nov 27 SYD-TYO-SFO-YVR (stratofortress)
Nov 27 SYD-HND-YVR (Majuki)
Nov 27 SYD-HND-YVR (VladQ)
Nov 29 SYD-HND NH 880 (canadiancow)
Nov 30 NRT-SFO NH 8 (canadiancow - upgraded to F)
Nov 30 YVR-HND (flmyngo)
Nov 30 YVR-HND-SYD (raccoon)

December
Dec 2 HND-SYD (flmyngo)
Dec 5 YVR-HND (devguybc)
Dec 6 YVR-SEA-NRT HND-SYD Dec 9 (seks)
Dec 6 YVR-SEA (overnight) (nomadic.relief)
Dec 7 SEA-NRT HND-SYD (nomadic.relief)
Dec 7 YVR-HND (jerryhze)
Dec 7 YVR-HND (pushmyredbutton)
Dec 10 HND-SYD (pushmyredbutton)
Dec 10 SYD-HND-YVR (raccoon)
Dec 11 HND-SYD (jerryhze)
Dec 13 SYD-HND NRT-SFO (pushmyredbutton - upgraded to F)
Dec 13 HND-SYD (devguybc)
Dec 18 SYD-HND NRT-SFO-YVR Dec 19 (seks)
Dec 18 SYD-HND (devguybc)
Dec 19 HND-LAX-YVR (devguybc)
Dec 19 SYD-HND NRT-SFO-YVR (nomadic.relief - upgraded to F)
Dec 24 SYD-HND-YVR (jerryhze)
Dec 25 SYD-HND (flmyngo)
Dec 26 HND-YVR (flmyngo)

March
Mar 4 SYD-HND-YVR (thyeri)
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Old Nov 7, 17, 1:15 pm
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I booked YVR-HND-KUL a few months ago, it was not this mistake fare but I paid about $2k for the ticket via Amex Travel. I just noticed the aircraft for not one but both legs has been downgraded to this subpar cradle seat.

I called NH and they refuse to budge saying the fare bucket is nonrefundable and they cannot reroute me because I didn't book direct, they insisted I would need to call Amex and talk to them.

Is there any point in me calling Amex (can they really do anything?), or would I be crazy to file a DOT complaint over this? Curious what some others here would do...

I feel there should be some lenience in this given what a serious downgrade this is on not one but both legs. Would really like to avoid spending 17 hours in this seat if possible.

Thanks for any advice!

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Old Nov 7, 17, 1:25 pm
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You definitely need to call the TA.

No one else can do anything.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 2:37 pm
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Guess I won't get to enjoy the barcaloungers this time around. I had to cancel very last minute and return home to deal with a personal matter. I had actually positioned to YVR last night, but had to cancel everything literally just before checking in to the UA flight to SFO and come back to YYC first thing this morning. Hope everyone else enjoys their trip!
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Old Nov 7, 17, 4:57 pm
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For those that had to layover in SEA before continuing the journey to TYO, which lounges are good?

I do have an AMEX Plat but I heard/read that the Centurion is not that great in terms of food choices and vacant seats?

I also have a PP.
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Old Nov 7, 17, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by seks View Post
For those that had to layover in SEA before continuing the journey to TYO, which lounges are good?

I do have an AMEX Plat but I heard/read that the Centurion is not that great in terms of food choices and vacant seats?

I also have a PP.
Centurion is probably your best bet, they recently expanded the entire lounge in terms of space but the food is still lacking a bit. Alaska Boardroom would be the next option, but they deny PP holders based on capacity, and being a hub the SEA lounges are often full.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 5:26 am
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Originally Posted by Majuki View Post
Yes.
YVR-HND did not have WiFi. I am hopeful for the last leg to have it, but could really also use some sleep instead
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Old Nov 9, 17, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by dlandz View Post
YVR-HND did not have WiFi. I am hopeful for the last leg to have it, but could really also use some sleep instead
Interesting. I was getting my information from ANA directly:

"All flights operating on B787-9, A320neo aircraft and certain flights operated by a B787-8 (with 240 seats) aircraft."

I had checked and I thought the B787-8 from YVR-HND was the 240-seat configuration, but I guess it's one of the ones that does not have WiFi.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by shuttlerider View Post
Does anyone have insight on getting a full refund based on a schedule change, albeit a very small one. There has been a 10min schedule change on the HND-SYD flights.

Fare rules say this:

CANCELLATIONS
BEFORE DEPARTURE
CHARGE CAD 500.00 FOR CANCEL/NO-SHOW/REFUND.
WAIVED FOR SCHEDULE CHANGE.
I called ANA to cancel my reservation that had a small schedule change. They refused a full refund since the schedule change was so small. I got hit with the $500CAD cancel penalty.

I've escalated to customer care since according to the fare rules and CoC, a schedule change is a schedule change... I'll keep you posted.
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Old Nov 9, 17, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by dlandz View Post
YVR-HND did not have WiFi. I am hopeful for the last leg to have it, but could really also use some sleep instead
Do they at least serve Hibiki 17?
That might be enough to help me endure this crappy seat.
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Old Nov 12, 17, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
I called ANA to cancel my reservation that had a small schedule change. They refused a full refund since the schedule change was so small. I got hit with the $500CAD cancel penalty.

I've escalated to customer care since according to the fare rules and CoC, a schedule change is a schedule change... I'll keep you posted.
How did it go in the end?
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Old Nov 13, 17, 7:31 am
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airport land transfers

There was a brief discussion about land transfer: [FARE GONE] Ana yvr - syd $559 rt

My itinerary

Outbound
NRT 1540 - HND 2200

Inbound
HND 0505 - NRT 1700

Think gonna take the limo bus for the outbound since I only have 6h20m.

But for inbound, since I have time, someone suggested I take the train and stop at Shimbashi and roam around. Not sure what's there to do that early in the morning lol. I looked at this:

http://www.keisei.co.jp/keisei/tetud...r/us/index.php

So seems like I can hop off and hop on the ACCESS EXPRESS train?

Has anyone stop somewhere during your land transfer?

And also, can I be in TYO without any JPY on hand and just use CC? Or should I have at least some JPY just in case?
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Old Nov 13, 17, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by jerryhze View Post
How did it go in the end?
No dice so far. I'm holding off on pushing too hard until I fly my 2nd reservation in 2 weeks. I suspect, contractually at least, they really don't have a reason not to issue the refund in full.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
No dice so far. I'm holding off on pushing too hard until I fly my 2nd reservation in 2 weeks. I suspect, contractually at least, they really don't have a reason not to issue the refund in full.
Just noticed we are actually on the same flight from YVR-HND!
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Old Nov 14, 17, 3:56 pm
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Originally Posted by jerryhze View Post
Just noticed we are actually on the same flight from YVR-HND!
Come say hi, I'm in 1D (probably the least offensive seat on that configuration)
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Old Nov 14, 17, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by pushmyredbutton View Post
Come say hi, I'm in 1D (probably the least offensive seat on that configuration)
Having flown this aircraft, would you recommend bulkhead aisle to a normal window? (I am in 4K right now and usually prefer window to aisle)
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