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Yesterday, 11:23 pm
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Posted By invalyd

You'd think so but no, everything was booked...

You'd think so but no, everything was booked after a couple of planes headed to SFO/SJC went mechanical.

Called in to customer care and was able to exchange the cert for 7,500 points. Better than...
Yesterday, 2:56 pm
Replies: 94
Views: 40,216
Posted By invalyd

LAX-SFO delayed 5 hours yesterday due to...

LAX-SFO delayed 5 hours yesterday due to mechanical.

Sent a $125 voucher today automatically which feels a little low. Any thoughts on whether it's worth calling in?
Forum: Japan
Jan 14, 20, 11:01 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

With the number of shops at HND you'll probably...

With the number of shops at HND you'll probably still have 3 hours free :D
Forum: Japan
Jan 14, 20, 6:10 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

There's only one preorder site for Haneda...

There's only one preorder site for Haneda (JALDFS). My buddy flew through HND this morning and reported it was completely dry so hopefully they restock before your trip.
Jan 14, 20, 9:49 am
Replies: 637
Views: 173,169
Posted By invalyd

Agreed. Either that or they'll get back to you in...

Agreed. Either that or they'll get back to you in 5 days only to say it's fully booked
Jan 14, 20, 9:12 am
Replies: 212
Views: 35,240
Posted By invalyd

Yes you can and the Twitter team will likely get...

Yes you can and the Twitter team will likely get to it much faster than your concierge.
Forum: Japan
Jan 11, 20, 11:23 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Official note from Asahi on the discontinuation...

Official note from Asahi on the discontinuation of Taketsuru
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Forum: Japan
Jan 11, 20, 11:09 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Keep in mind most full service hotels will be...

Keep in mind most full service hotels will be happy to give you as much 'puchipuchi' as you need.
Forum: Japan
Jan 11, 20, 9:23 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

You'd want to remove and fold their boxes (to...

You'd want to remove and fold their boxes (to prevent box damage), use a hardshell with tons of bubble wrap on each individual bottle and then wrap them between your clothes while ensuring minimal...
Forum: Japan
Jan 7, 20, 6:07 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Retail price of the 17 in Japan is under 10k ...

Retail price of the 17 in Japan is under 10k
I'd agree it's difficult to find at that price, never come across one at retail personally, but managed to grab a few bottles in the US thankfully.

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Forum: Japan
Jan 5, 20, 10:44 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Most Ichiro's releases are limited so its safe to...

Most Ichiro's releases are limited so its safe to say it will likely disappear one day either way. I would doubt there is any significant amount of Hanyu in the blend to begin with given how common...
Jan 4, 20, 2:25 pm
Replies: 637
Views: 173,169
Posted By invalyd

I have personally never seen a female staff look...

I have personally never seen a female staff look after the men's facilities at any luxury hotels in Japan until PH Kyoto. Suspect it's due to understaffing and not because it's Japanese managed.
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Forum: Japan
Jan 3, 20, 11:34 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Good info, thanks. The airport was selling 6...

Good info, thanks. The airport was selling 6 packs for about 2k yen if anyone wants to grab it and not use up luggage space.
Forum: Japan
Jan 2, 20, 1:11 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

I saw this around town but as far as I can tell...

I saw this around town but as far as I can tell it's just Premium Malts Masters dream with a Yamazaki logo on it... what's different about it?
Forum: Japan
Jan 1, 20, 1:51 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

I think you're right. My buddy found a Hak18 at...

I think you're right. My buddy found a Hak18 at BIC for retail price on Dec 31.
Forum: Japan
Dec 31, 19, 9:52 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Yes it is, saw it at Narita T2 for 10k yen just...

Yes it is, saw it at Narita T2 for 10k yen just yesterday (1 bottle per person).
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

90 mins is plenty of time. Just to clear up...

90 mins is plenty of time.

Just to clear up this myth: showing up to the airport in the morning doesnt help your chances of getting a bottle. The shipments arrive and get restocked in the middle...
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 19, 2:22 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

It's pretty much the same as Yamazaki, show up...

It's pretty much the same as Yamazaki, show up for the first tour and you might get something nice, but the tasting bar there is much better as it's never busy
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 19, 2:51 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

wouldn't be in vain because you could just wait a...

wouldn't be in vain because you could just wait a few minutes until someone leaves. people aren't spending all day there.
Forum: Japan
Dec 30, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Yamazaki Museum / tasting doesn't require a...

Yamazaki Museum / tasting doesn't require a reservation but you can make one of you want. If you really want to do the tour just check back often for cancellations as they have frequently.

At NRT...
Dec 28, 19, 1:34 am
Replies: 637
Views: 173,169
Posted By invalyd

Is anyone really surprised at this development? ...

Is anyone really surprised at this development?

Edit: wow I completely misread this and thought they blocked TSUs. Not even offering a late check-out is absurd.
Dec 27, 19, 6:15 am
Replies: 637
Views: 173,169
Posted By invalyd

In that case walking downstairs and asking for a...

In that case walking downstairs and asking for a new room seems more effective than sending an email which may not even be acknowledged for several days.

Also, his name is the first thing that...
Dec 27, 19, 4:49 am
Replies: 637
Views: 173,169
Posted By invalyd

You can figure out his name / email with about 6...

You can figure out his name / email with about 6 seconds of using Google. A 'super cold' check in seems like an awfully petty issue to bring to a GM though. It is winter in Japan, after all.
Forum: Japan
Dec 27, 19, 2:00 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 747,967
Posted By invalyd

Not sure how long you'll be in Hokkaido but if...

Not sure how long you'll be in Hokkaido but if possible you can make a trip to yoichi and buy some of their flavored element whiskies.. peaty & salty sounds like a good fit for your profile
Forum: Japan
Dec 25, 19, 11:45 pm
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