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Is NRT NW's only nonstop destination from the US in Asia?

 
Old Sep 21, 08, 11:54 am
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Is NRT NW's only nonstop destination from the US in Asia?

I've looked at their maps which show nonstops to HKG which then don't match what I'm finding on their website.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:01 pm
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DTW-NGO Nagoya
DTW-KIX Osaka

Both on 747-400s.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:05 pm
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NW doesn't fly non-stop to HKG. Maybe you were looking at the partners routes? CO flies non-stop to HKG from EWR (and IAD?). NW only flies non-stop to NRT and KIX from US. It'll add SEA<->PEK in March 09.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
DTW-NGO Nagoya
DTW-KIX Osaka

Both on 747-400s.
NGO, that's one I'm not familiar with.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:34 pm
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Originally Posted by bostontraveler View Post
I've looked at their maps which show nonstops to HKG which then don't match what I'm finding on their website.
DTW-HKG (Flt NW11 and NW12) is a "direct" with a stop in NRT.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:36 pm
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LAX-(NRT)-HKG is technically sold as a non-stop (same flight # for the entire flight) even though you have to stop in NRT and even change planes.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by dyung View Post
LAX-(NRT)-HKG is technically sold as a non-stop (same flight # for the entire flight) even though you have to stop in NRT and even change planes.
That stopped a few years back. The only direct is DTW-HKG NW 11 and NW 12.
NW 1 terminates in NRT.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 12:55 pm
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Try going via AMS

If departing from BOS (I'm assuming this, bostontraveler )

I've found the late evening flight from BOS-AMS is quite nice with regard to connections to Asia (and allows you to avoid early morning flights from BOS, and one less connection (i.e. no DTW AND NRT).

Recently, I booked BOS-AMS-PVG. IIRC, The pricing for J was actually a "bit less" than the standard westbound flights (BOS-DTW-NRT-PVG).

For example, with regard to HKG :
KL (NW) 6060 BOS-AMS 09/21/08 9:55 PM arrives 09/22/08 11:00 AM
KL 887 AMS-HKG 09/22/08 3:20 PM arrives 09/23/08 8:30 AM

IMO, connecting in AMS offers some of the best alternatives from BOS to Asia [if your desire is ONLY 1 connection, and to stay with SkyTeam NW/KLM] , now that there is the second daily (late) BOS-AMS flight that reduces the connection time in AMS.

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Old Sep 21, 08, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by baccarat_king View Post
If departing from BOS (I'm assuming this, bostontraveler )

I've found the late evening flight from BOS-AMS is quite nice with regard to connections to Asia (and allows you to avoid early morning flights from BOS, and one less connection (i.e. no DTW AND NRT).

Recently, I booked BOS-AMS-PVG. IIRC, The pricing for J was actually a "bit less" than the standard westbound flights (BOS-DTW-NRT-PVG).

For example, with regard to HKG :
KL (NW) 6060 BOS-AMS 09/21/08 9:55 PM arrives 09/22/08 11:00 AM
KL 887 AMS-HKG 09/22/08 3:20 PM arrives 09/23/08 8:30 AM

IMO, connecting in AMS offers some of the best alternatives from BOS to Asia [if your desire is ONLY 1 connection, and to stay with SkyTeam NW/KLM] , now that there is the second daily (late) BOS-AMS flight that reduces the connection time in AMS.

I have to agree here. I just booked my second east-bound HKG trip and I did like the first one I took earlier this year. I like the timing of getting into HKG in the morning vs 10pm. The only thing I would say is the pricing in J is pretty good but if you are looking at going in Y ...not so much. I tried to book a colleage to travel on my flights in Y and it was 2X the price of going west.
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Originally Posted by avidflyer View Post
I have to agree here. I just booked my second east-bound HKG trip and I did like the first one I took earlier this year. I like the timing of getting into HKG in the morning vs 10pm. The only thing I would say is the pricing in J is pretty good but if you are looking at going in Y ...not so much. I tried to book a colleage to travel on my flights in Y and it was 2X the price of going west.
avidflyer, in your experience, have you also been able to find advantageous non-Skyteam east-bound Asia (1 connection) alternatives from BOS? I haven't looked into it (as, we are mostly a Skyteam family) but was thinking that possibly BA, VS, and or LH might also provide some nice alternatives from BOS. I'm guessing you probably also need a late night BOS departure to make the connections work, of which there aren't that many [after 8PM departures to Europe] from BOS.

We HATE double connections and early morning departures from BOS.
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
DTW-NGO Nagoya
DTW-KIX Osaka

Both on 747-400s.
Add in HNL-KIX.
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Should we include GUM-KIX, GUM-NGO, GUM-NRT, SPN-KIX, SPN-NGO, SPN-NRT? Or are those not sufficiently "US"?
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Old Sep 21, 08, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by baccarat_king View Post
avidflyer, in your experience, have you also been able to find advantageous non-Skyteam east-bound Asia (1 connection) alternatives from BOS? I haven't looked into it (as, we are mostly a Skyteam family) but was thinking that possibly BA, VS, and or LH might also provide some nice alternatives from BOS. I'm guessing you probably also need a late night BOS departure to make the connections work, of which there aren't that many [after 8PM departures to Europe] from BOS.

We HATE double connections and early morning departures from BOS.
Hello Baccarat. I have done the Lufty Flight before and it was actually pretty good. Late departure (10 or 10:30) and it gets you into HKG around 10am with the connection in FRA. It was expensive if I remember right. Have not tried VS yet.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 7:44 pm
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Originally Posted by dyung View Post
LAX-(NRT)-HKG is technically sold as a non-stop (same flight # for the entire flight) even though you have to stop in NRT and even change planes.
That's a 'direct' flight, rather than a 'non-stop'. Still misleading, of course.
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Old Sep 21, 08, 8:04 pm
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