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Yesterday, 6:57 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,374
Posted By 5khours

Decent service, comfortable seats, clean...

Decent service, comfortable seats, clean aircraft, on-time operation..... Sorry just kidding
Forum: Asia
Yesterday, 6:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By 5khours

IME (based on several hundred experiences) ...

IME (based on several hundred experiences)

1. Airline personnel frequently ask if I have a return ticket, but rarely ask to actually see it.

2. I am never asked by immigration personnel if I...
Forum: Japan
Yesterday, 12:31 am
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Actually it looks like the flooding and loss of...

Actually it looks like the flooding and loss of life outside of Tokyo was much more severe than it first appeared. Hardly a "nothing-burger." Many of my earlier comments were inappropriate and I...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 10:55 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

The dollar cost for occupational injury is mostly...

The dollar cost for occupational injury is mostly medical (most companies self-insure health care for their employees) and the cost of the loss of a skilled worker. Liability is covered by workmen's...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 10:10 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Not Tokyo. Kanto yes. Tokyo is like a few...

Not Tokyo. Kanto yes. Tokyo is like a few thousand. And 250k as a percentage for all of Kanto is comparable to what you get with a thunderstorm in the U.S.
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 10:00 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

1. Fatality rates for occupational accidents...

1. Fatality rates for occupational accidents adjusted for GDP is lower in the U.S. than in Japan if you exclude on the job auto accidents (American workers drive further and faster while on the job.)...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 8:24 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

And condolences to the families of those who died...

And condolences to the families of those who died because they couldn't get timely medical services because the transport system was shut down. And condolences to the 50 families of those who died...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 7:45 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

What a convincing rebuttal, ;)

What a convincing rebuttal, ;)
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 6:17 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Has nothing to do with making safe or unsafe...

Has nothing to do with making safe or unsafe decisions, it's about making rational decisions. Japan is usually pretty good at this, but this time around the media caused everybody to act like...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 5:35 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Not to say typhoons don't cause damage and loss...

Not to say typhoons don't cause damage and loss of life, but compared to many, many other typhoons that hit the Tokyo area this one was mild. And relative to the media hype this one was as I said a...
Forum: Japan
Oct 12, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Well it's over and it was a total nothing burger....

Well it's over and it was a total nothing burger. Meteorologists were predicting two days ago, but it didn't fit the super typhoon narrative the media had whipped up so instead we got a load of hype...
Oct 12, 19, 4:13 am
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By 5khours

Metropole and PH. No question.

Metropole and PH. No question.
Forum: Asia
Oct 12, 19, 4:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By 5khours

Just for the record, both My Linh and Vinasun...

Just for the record, both My Linh and Vinasun taxis are totally safe and reliable... probably more reliable than Grab.... but Grab has better cars if you're using Grab 7.
Forum: Japan
Oct 11, 19, 12:04 am
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

That was my impression at the time. I was...

That was my impression at the time. I was assuming they had no choice because after such a long flight they were low on fuel but after the pilot pulled up, he announced they still had five hours of...
Forum: Asia
Oct 10, 19, 6:05 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By 5khours

1. Visa requirements depend on your citizenship. ...

1. Visa requirements depend on your citizenship.
2. That said regardless of nationality no visa needed for transit.
3. However, some airlines may still hassle you when boarding especially if you...
Forum: Japan
Oct 9, 19, 9:03 pm
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Had a similar experience on a BA 747 from London....

Had a similar experience on a BA 747 from London. Tried to land as they eye of the typhoon was passing directly over the airport. Two flights managed to land in the eye just before us, but the...
Forum: Japan
Oct 9, 19, 5:08 am
Replies: 139
Views: 15,264
Posted By 5khours

Typically even with big typhoons, the major...

Typically even with big typhoons, the major impact is that public transportation shuts down and re-opens 6 to 8 hours after the typhoon passes. No need for supplies if you're in an urban area. Rural...
Forum: Asia
Oct 9, 19, 4:51 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By 5khours

IME - Many countries in SE Asia will stop and...

IME - Many countries in SE Asia will stop and measure your scissors. Thailand will almost always confiscate them regardless of size.
Forum: Asia
Oct 7, 19, 7:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By 5khours

IME (i.e. been through the airport about 250...

IME (i.e. been through the airport about 250 times,) it a relatively small manageable airport. Transfer from international to domestic is 150 meters and no need to walk through a parking lot. (If...
Forum: Asia
Oct 6, 19, 8:54 am
Replies: 1,641
Views: 264,375
Posted By 5khours

You are wrong on both counts. The good agencies...

You are wrong on both counts. The good agencies are not "so called agencies." They are in fact part of very large reputable travel agencies, and as someone who has done at least two dozen VOA...
Forum: Asia
Oct 6, 19, 12:16 am
Replies: 1,641
Views: 264,375
Posted By 5khours

Well maybe it is the exact same thing and maybe...

Well maybe it is the exact same thing and maybe it isn't. Maybe the reason the better known agencies are more expensive is because in the middle of their night they'll email the airline an extra copy...
Forum: Asia
Oct 5, 19, 6:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By 5khours

Baggage is handled by ACV (Airports Corp. of...

Baggage is handled by ACV (Airports Corp. of Vietnam) not by the airlines so the airline you're flying doesn't really matter. In terms of losing your bags. Let's put it this way. Your bags are being...
Forum: Asia
Oct 4, 19, 10:07 pm
Replies: 1,641
Views: 264,375
Posted By 5khours

Just to be clear. Agencies charge various fees...

Just to be clear. Agencies charge various fees depending on what services you need.

Basic fee for 1 month single entry visa - The better known agencies (like myvietnamvisa.com) typically charge...
Forum: Asia
Oct 3, 19, 3:40 pm
Replies: 1,641
Views: 264,375
Posted By 5khours

Think you need to distinguish between a VOA and a...

Think you need to distinguish between a VOA and a Visa. You have to get the VOA from an agency. Agencies are not going to do this for free, so in addition to the fee you pay the government for the...
Forum: Japan
Sep 30, 19, 10:09 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,934
Posted By 5khours

How unchevalrous.

How unchevalrous.
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