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Forum: Japan
Aug 4, 20, 12:14 am
Replies: 182
Views: 11,034
Posted By shuigao

I recently got to know that this 'uncle roger' is...

I recently got to know that this 'uncle roger' is a Malaysian, which makes the video doubly cringy because that chinaman accent is fake as fugg (literally nobody in Malaysia speaks with that accent,...
Forum: Japan
Jul 26, 20, 8:34 am
Replies: 264
Views: 25,965
Posted By shuigao

i ended up making refundable reservation @ Appi...

i ended up making refundable reservation @ Appi but taking into account the global situation and teh fact that Japan's 2nd wave is now 1,000 cases a day ... it's starting to look extremely unlikely...
Jun 21, 20, 3:30 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,338
Posted By shuigao

SQ has a huge spike in unredeemed miles so I...

SQ has a huge spike in unredeemed miles so I guess this is one way that they're trying to increase redemption rates without actually tweaking the award chart :(
Forum: Japan
Jun 9, 20, 9:35 am
Replies: 264
Views: 25,965
Posted By shuigao

Yes, these 2 resorts are on the shortlist as...

Yes, these 2 resorts are on the shortlist as well; I'm just trying to broaden the shortlist to include somewhere that's reachable by land from Tokyo (where I'll be flying in/out of) instead of...
Forum: Japan
Jun 8, 20, 9:53 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,794
Posted By shuigao

I really wonder about this. By virtue of removing...

I really wonder about this. By virtue of removing your mask to eat, your germs will be sprayed everywhere anyway ... so requiring you to wear the mask when you're not eating seems a bit useless, no?
Forum: Japan
Jun 8, 20, 7:54 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 25,965
Posted By shuigao

Have any of you ski'ed Appi Kogen before? Next...

Have any of you ski'ed Appi Kogen before? Next season* I will have my toddler (~1.5 years old), and likely my parents tagging along, so I sort of need a place where they have stuff to do while the...
Jun 4, 20, 1:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By shuigao

Hmm I see what's happening here. You had an award...

Hmm I see what's happening here. You had an award that was cancelled, and are then unable to get SQ to open up saver availability to rebook. This same problem affects basically everyone else too...
Jun 3, 20, 9:16 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By shuigao

Hardly bizarre, this exchange at sgd0.01/mile has...

Hardly bizarre, this exchange at sgd0.01/mile has been offered when booking tickets on their website for ages. Value's no good of course, except for perhaps using up orphaned miles that would...
May 28, 20, 12:46 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,033
Posted By shuigao

duplicate

duplicate
May 26, 20, 6:37 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,033
Posted By shuigao

Well I can say that they will not fly to Japan....

Well I can say that they will not fly to Japan. Had my Mar/Apr 2020 new suites award tickets cancelled and now all a380 flights downgraded to 777/787/a350 :(
Forum: Japan
May 18, 20, 12:39 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,428
Posted By shuigao

I have a trip postponed from Apr2020 to Feb2021....

I have a trip postponed from Apr2020 to Feb2021. Figure I'll go get some ski'ing done. I'm fairly confident* that even if covid-19 isn't resolved, the world would have already accepted to live with...
May 17, 20, 9:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 849
Posted By shuigao

Hijacking the thread a little bit ... generally...

Hijacking the thread a little bit ... generally for J bassinets, will 17-18mth olds even fit? First child and first long haul flight, so no idea what to expect.

Google says that (i) "A bassinet...
May 17, 20, 9:23 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By shuigao

What [@sbs2716g] said: For better or worse, prior...

What [@sbs2716g] said: For better or worse, prior to 9th April people in your situation lost their miles and I don't know if any of them had any luck in getting them reinstated.
May 15, 20, 3:04 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By shuigao

Financial year ended 31 Mar 2020. So that means...

Financial year ended 31 Mar 2020. So that means just 2mths of covid-19 was enough to drop annual profit by almost a billion dollars compared to FY 2018/19 ...
May 13, 20, 1:45 am
Replies: 109
Views: 17,047
Posted By shuigao

Not I. Zero luck with getting either the SIN...

Not I. Zero luck with getting either the SIN office or the JPN office to open up saver availability for Suites for rebooking. And then shortly after SQ downgraded the flight to B777-300ER so I just...
May 4, 20, 8:57 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 15,555
Posted By shuigao

I didn't keep track that tightly, but my SIN-NRT...

I didn't keep track that tightly, but my SIN-NRT and NRT-SIN (separate tickets, so 1 was processed by SG the other processed by JP office) miles were redeposited & money back in credit card within 2...
May 4, 20, 8:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By shuigao

Well ... the experience might not be affected but...

Well ... the experience might not be affected but availability will. Example my SQ637/8 suites SIN-NRT got cancelled in April, I want to rebook but SQ's downgraded the A380 to B777-300ER for the...
Apr 24, 20, 9:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 866
Posted By shuigao

Yes you do. You need to find flights with space...

Yes you do. You need to find flights with space then call SQ to book those flight(s).

My SIN-NRT F returns were cancelled and I couldn't get SQ to open up additional saver space on future date(s)...
Apr 24, 20, 1:58 am
Replies: 2,609
Views: 466,606
Posted By shuigao

Ah OK, thanks for the insights! I'm re-booking my...

Ah OK, thanks for the insights! I'm re-booking my cancelled Japan trips to Feb next year (baby will be 1.5 years old then). For now it seems to be SIN-NRT in 77W J, HND-SIN in the A359 (Regional J)....
Apr 23, 20, 10:08 pm
Replies: 2,609
Views: 466,606
Posted By shuigao

Any of you have any experience with SQ J with a...

Any of you have any experience with SQ J with a ~1.5 year old toddler? Presumably he won't fit the bassinets anymore at that age, and if so ... what would the sleeping / napping arrangements be like...
Apr 22, 20, 8:56 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By shuigao

If you compare it that way then sure. But in...

If you compare it that way then sure. But in absolute terms, the 2-3 dozen community spread cases daily is still bad enough that the government decided to extend CB for another 4 weeks (theoretically...
Forum: Japan
Apr 21, 20, 9:03 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,647
Posted By shuigao

I still have dreams of the sea urchin rice bowl I...

I still have dreams of the sea urchin rice bowl I had there 3 or 4 years ago.

http://www.timing-design.com/food/hokkaido63.jpg
Apr 21, 20, 8:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By shuigao

I wouldn't say hardly anyone -- it's been...

I wouldn't say hardly anyone -- it's been hovering at maybe 2-3 dozen new "local community" cases a day and hasn't really come down since the start of the semi-lockdown. We've just crossed the 2 week...
Apr 20, 20, 1:59 am
Replies: 109
Views: 17,047
Posted By shuigao

Nobody is really sure either, and I guess the...

Nobody is really sure either, and I guess the airlines will err on the side of optimism as they don't really have any incentive to be too generous. If the situation's still bad in May then likely the...
Forum: Japan
Apr 19, 20, 12:13 am
Replies: 2,331
Views: 202,913
Posted By shuigao

Facebook Link One (two?) gaijin's...

Facebook Link

One (two?) gaijin's difficulties in getting covid tested. Not sure how accurate or how representative this is of the rest of the country, hope it’s just an exaggeration.
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