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Sep 9, 19, 1:24 pm
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Posted By kevincrumbs

(Trying to keep this as politically neutral as...

(Trying to keep this as politically neutral as possible)

What is the general mood in HK if one is not part of the protests? I am a HKer with a trip booked in late November with my GF and her...
Aug 13, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 322
Views: 37,736
Posted By kevincrumbs

Three weeks? No one even knows what's going to...

Three weeks? No one even knows what's going to happen this coming weekend. I'd be more concerned about HX going bust than I would the protests, especially since you are only in transit.
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 2, 19, 4:19 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 8,253
Posted By kevincrumbs

Interesting! So I take this to mean that ET...

Interesting! So I take this to mean that ET doesn't trust (and perhaps with good reason) outstations to make Ethiopian food so they only offer it on the outbound sector. I'm not sure if I've ever...
Forum: Trip Reports
Aug 2, 19, 12:21 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 8,253
Posted By kevincrumbs

I felt the same way looking at the menu for your...

I felt the same way looking at the menu for your ET flight from ICN. That menu looked like it could've belonged to any Western airline and had nothing besides the coffee that was remotely Ethiopian....
Aug 2, 19, 11:37 am
Replies: 487
Views: 42,641
Posted By kevincrumbs

HND-SEA is still a short eight hour run ;) I...

HND-SEA is still a short eight hour run ;)

I live here too but I don't understand why you think switching from NRT to HND will severely impact connections since there were few ST flights from NRT...
Jul 17, 19, 11:23 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,150
Posted By kevincrumbs

If we're at the point where I'm having to exit...

If we're at the point where I'm having to exit the aircraft via an emergency slide, I think the friction burn is going to be a pretty minor worry of mine. I'll continue to wear shorts on long haul...
Forum: Japan
May 17, 19, 12:02 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 4,915
Posted By kevincrumbs

As a Portlander, I'm glad to see that the DOT...

As a Portlander, I'm glad to see that the DOT approved DL's request for PDX-HND as I think DL would've cancelled PDX-TYO service if they weren't awarded the slot. Then again, maybe that would've lead...
Forum: Japan
May 16, 19, 10:55 am
Replies: 72
Views: 3,948
Posted By kevincrumbs

I've never noticed this chain in my travels...

I've never noticed this chain in my travels throughout Japan but apparently they have a location in San Jose, California. Unsurprisingly, they also have two locations in Hawaii. No Ringer Hut Premium...
Forum: Japan
May 15, 19, 10:46 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,805
Posted By kevincrumbs

7:18 arrival at NRT (and let's say it's 7:35 or...

7:18 arrival at NRT (and let's say it's 7:35 or so by the time you get to the line for the check-in counters) seems sufficient to me. I've never taken a taxi from central Tokyo to NRT but it is going...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 14, 19, 1:29 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 46,274
Posted By kevincrumbs

I think this is more common on flights to or from...

I think this is more common on flights to or from Hong Kong. I've personally never heard any sort of a warning from cabin crew myself, though.

How rampant is theft on planes flying in and out of...
May 14, 19, 12:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,178
Posted By kevincrumbs

The various public facilities are sufficient (eg...

The various public facilities are sufficient (eg the one next to the Star Ferry pier in TST) but I also wouldn't call them amazingly nice. I've also been to public facilities in HK that weren't...
Apr 30, 19, 1:11 pm
Replies: 667
Views: 1,092
Posted By kevincrumbs

I have just purchased a ticket from AA.com that...

I have just purchased a ticket from AA.com that involves segments on CX (HKG - KIX) and JL (KIX - LAX). Seat selection is unavailable online for the CX flight but I can at least get my booking pulled...
Forum: Japan
Apr 17, 19, 5:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By kevincrumbs

And everyone managed without getting extremely...

And everyone managed without getting extremely sick of each other? :p

I will certainly consider a regular hotel room for the three of us but it's just that some of these apartment hotels are...
Forum: Japan
Apr 17, 19, 11:46 am
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By kevincrumbs

Thanks for that, paperwastage. I'm not a big...

Thanks for that, paperwastage. I'm not a big AirBnB user, so I wasn't aware.



I looked at those but the price is a bit out of our budget, especially for the IC. Thanks for the suggestions,...
Forum: Japan
Apr 16, 19, 6:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By kevincrumbs

Apartment Hotels?

I'm travelling to Osaka later this year with the GF and her daughter, which is a big change from my usual manner of travelling around Japan on my own. To that end, I've decided that we probably need...
Forum: Japan
Apr 5, 19, 10:10 am
Replies: 162
Views: 35,351
Posted By kevincrumbs

I can't speak to the secondary market in Japan...

I can't speak to the secondary market in Japan but since this is your first baseball game in Japan, a Giants game at the Tokyo Dome is certainly fine. You'll get the atmosphere of the Japanese crowds...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 4, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,362
Posted By kevincrumbs

China Faces Challenges in Containing African...

China Faces Challenges in Containing African Swine Fever (https://www.voanews.com/a/china-faces-challenges-in-containing-its-swine-flu-infection/4795934.html)
African Swine Fever Closes in on Hong...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 18, 19, 5:42 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 46,274
Posted By kevincrumbs

This is brilliant and is alone worth the price of...

This is brilliant and is alone worth the price of admission :D

I'm enjoying to TR greatly and I'm looking forward to the next installment.
Forum: Japan
Feb 26, 19, 4:00 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By kevincrumbs

Normally, the nearby Heiwajima Onsen runs a free...

Normally, the nearby Heiwajima Onsen runs a free shuttle bus and is open 24/7. However, their website is advising that they are closed until March 28th for renovations. I assume once they reopen,...
Forum: Japan
Feb 26, 19, 3:55 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,124
Posted By kevincrumbs

I asked this back in 2010...

I asked this back in 2010 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/japan/1134314-haneda-four-hour-layover-options-leaving-airport.html) and sadly, the most popular option of the Tsukiji Fish Market is gone....
Feb 13, 19, 6:42 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,156
Posted By kevincrumbs

Yikes! I see that the flight was diverted to...

Yikes!

I see that the flight was diverted to RNO, which I consider to be an airport that has quite a bit of turbulence while on approach. Seems like it's adding insult to injury.
Forum: Trip Reports
Feb 6, 19, 10:27 am
Replies: 60
Views: 20,624
Posted By kevincrumbs

This made me chuckle. Glad you are making...

This made me chuckle.

Glad you are making the effort to finish off this TR and it's been enjoyable. MS C looked dire but yes, it does seem sort of fun to check them off as a carrier you've flown...
Forum: Japan
Feb 4, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By kevincrumbs

These are nice but I really wish there was an...

These are nice but I really wish there was an easy way to purchase them. I posted something a few years back about trying to buy the posters JR East issues but I was never able to find anything for...
Forum: Japan
Jan 8, 19, 5:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By kevincrumbs

Thanks for the clarification, LapLap. I'm jealous...

Thanks for the clarification, LapLap. I'm jealous that you have a higher chance of experiencing Tokyo like a local since you're staying with family but most people don't use the word "jealous"...
Forum: Japan
Jan 8, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,685
Posted By kevincrumbs

I'm not sure I will have much, if anything, to...

I'm not sure I will have much, if anything, to contribute but this certainly looks like fun! One question though, is the plan to stay in the same city (presumably Tokyo) the whole time and do day...
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