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Jan 22, 07, 2:35 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,007
Posted By jupitermars

The title is misleading. This is 20% off for...

The title is misleading. This is 20% off for PARTNER awards and NOT for STAR ALLIANCE awards. So it must be on the same airline and you can't mix-and-match among airlines. Still, can be a good...
Aug 9, 06, 4:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By jupitermars

773 Newstyle on NRT-SIN

This was mentioned in another thread but the lack of response convinced me it merited its own. I was shocked to find myself in the newstyle F "pod" sold as C class on 901 to Singapore this week. ...
Aug 6, 06, 1:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,718
Posted By jupitermars

Are 'new style' 773s used sometimes for SIN or...

Are 'new style' 773s used sometimes for SIN or BKK? I've never seen it but will be happy if I'm pleasantly surprised some day.
Jul 27, 06, 1:11 am
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By jupitermars

In case anyone is interested, I learned that the...

In case anyone is interested, I learned that the international ANA lounge at KIX does not have computers .... so it is advisable to bring your own. There are free internet kiosks in the public areas...
Jul 25, 06, 4:14 am
Replies: 1
Views: 644
Posted By jupitermars

Computer Access in KIX Lounge?

I will be transiting in KIX and continuing on AC to YVR. I need internet access at KIX but don't want to carry a laptop. In the past I have used the domestic Signet lounge at KIX which has wireless...
Jul 24, 06, 1:51 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By jupitermars

I have done this many times. Here are a few...

I have done this many times. Here are a few pointers.

1. from US to North Asia (incl ICN) 55,000 miles are required for economy rt on ANA metal, which means transiting in NRT (I'm not sure where...
Forum: Star Alliance
Jul 12, 06, 9:40 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By jupitermars

You can upgrade on Thai by using ANA's Star...

You can upgrade on Thai by using ANA's Star Alliance Upgrade Awards. It is based on mileage flown so for example 6000 mile segment requires 34,000 miles to upgrade to Business class (I haven't...
Jun 27, 06, 12:30 am
Replies: 484
Views: 127,150
Posted By jupitermars

Thanks Q Shoe Guy. Not great news, but always...

Thanks Q Shoe Guy. Not great news, but always good to have the facts.
Jun 26, 06, 8:37 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 127,150
Posted By jupitermars

KIX-YVR .... beware?

Q Shoe, I may be stuck on the "later flight" this summer in Y with the family. What should I be concerned about? According to one source it looked like the flight was all-Y 767 but the AC site...
May 16, 06, 3:25 am
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By jupitermars

Nagoya anyone?

Can anyone share experiences with flying to the new Centrair airport, particularly in C class? Are there arrival facilities where one can shower? Does anyone take this flight or is it pretty...
Apr 15, 06, 3:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By jupitermars

New DIA benefit?

In the Signet lounge recently I perused the brochure showing all the features of the new T1. It said that DIA members will have access to F lounges and F check-in facilities. Am I correct that DIA...
Mar 23, 06, 8:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,560
Posted By jupitermars

Not directly relevant to BKK, but on a recent...

Not directly relevant to BKK, but on a recent SIN-NRT flight I was surprised to find the 3-class 772-ER but quite pleased to be in the F seats with a C ticket. Makes me wonder if both BKK and SIN...
Mar 18, 06, 12:57 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By jupitermars

Talking I just checked my online statement and saw the...

I just checked my online statement and saw the "Thanks Double Mileage Campaign" credited. The result was:

Basic mileage: 100%
C class: 25%
Dia (advance) bonus: 125%
Thanks Double: 125%

In...
Jan 29, 06, 2:03 am
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By jupitermars

Thanks everyone! It's only a couple of days and...

Thanks everyone! It's only a couple of days and nothing valuable so sounds like a good solution, since I have a couple of hours and will be able to go land-side (although this means I have to pay...
Jan 27, 06, 7:17 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By jupitermars

BKK bag storage??

I will be transitting through BKK twice this week and want to leave a bag in storage on my first stop through and pick it up on the second. Is there an air-side baggage check service? I assume the...
Jan 27, 06, 7:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,254
Posted By jupitermars

There's a very long thread on this topic in the...

There's a very long thread on this topic in the Asia forum. I can't get the search function to work to provide a link but if you can search under "BKK tailor" you should be able to find it.
Forum: Japan
Jan 24, 06, 9:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By jupitermars

I've used my US based AMEX to access the IASS...

I've used my US based AMEX to access the IASS lounge at NRT without problems. Never leave home without it.
Forum: Star Alliance
Jan 23, 06, 8:04 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By jupitermars

I think thefareguru is referring to the Club ANA...

I think thefareguru is referring to the Club ANA lounge downstairs which is available to C class, but the OP is traveling F class so shouldn't need to go downstairs. I have never used the F lounge...
Jan 19, 06, 11:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By jupitermars

A week or so ago when I went through LAX there...

A week or so ago when I went through LAX there was a premier security line but the problem was that the check-in was so backed up that the premier line was slower than the regular line. I was...
Jan 16, 06, 8:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By jupitermars

If you are interested in hiking around the...

If you are interested in hiking around the Kamikochi area where the Imperial is (and I would highly recommend this), it is possible to walk across the mountains to various onsen ryokan. If it were...
Forum: Star Alliance
Dec 14, 05, 8:13 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,015
Posted By jupitermars

I've used the lounge closer to 7pm when SQ11...

I've used the lounge closer to 7pm when SQ11 departs NRT for SIN.

Also, regarding an earlier post on ANA lounges at NRT Term 2, every one that I've been in has had the "beer machine". I...
Dec 12, 05, 11:24 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By jupitermars

[QUOTE=christianj]As I said, I have never done a...

[QUOTE=christianj]As I said, I have never done a Star Alliance award on ANA but am tempted to do it!
QUOTE]

I have often transferred MR points to ANA and it works well, but I should point out two...
Dec 12, 05, 11:11 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By jupitermars

You guys got me a little nervous so I called and...

You guys got me a little nervous so I called and confirmed it is a W fare on United which according to the ANA website gives 70% credit. So I'll squeak by with barely enough platinum points for...
Dec 12, 05, 6:27 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By jupitermars

Oh, no. By my reckoning, a 50% rate will leave...

Oh, no. By my reckoning, a 50% rate will leave me 375 miles short of platinum. (Maybe I need a MR between Narita and Haneda??) But I don't think that the NH rate is indicative, based on my past...
Dec 11, 05, 11:02 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,103
Posted By jupitermars

Cutting it close ...

After cancelling a couple business trips this fall, I need my holiday cheap ticket to get me over the Platinum hurdle. I got a great rate on United to the US through H.I.S. Travel and this should do...
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