TPR hours, waitlist question

Old Dec 14, 13, 11:47 am
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TPR hours, waitlist question

Flame away, but 20 minutes of searching and I can't determine the opening hours of TPR. I arrive 0300, depart 0700 for DPS.

Second, I booked LAXNRTSIN in Suites. My preference is to fly from JFK but I'd need to waitlist. I do not have sufficient additional miles to do so. Is there a way around this, or do I simply have to hope availability opens up in which case I can reticket?

Lastly, can we deplane in NRT and briefly make use of the lounge?

Thanks, and apologies for newbie questions. Hopefully my contributions on other boards will let SQ posters take mercy on me.

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Old Dec 14, 13, 4:16 pm
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Flame away, but 20 minutes of searching and I can't determine the opening hours of TPR. I arrive 0300, depart 0700 for DPS.
TPR is closed until sometime early like 0600. I found that the seating in the SKL F is very inconvenient for resting - it is designed more for sitting. Try the SKL J if you want to find more comfortable sofas for the evening.
Second, I booked LAXNRTSIN in Suites. My preference is to fly from JFK but I'd need to waitlist. I do not have sufficient additional miles to do so. Is there a way around this, or do I simply have to hope availability opens up in which case I can reticket?
As far as I know, it's the latter.
Lastly, can we deplane in NRT and briefly make use of the lounge?
Yes, you should have enough time unless the incoming is late. If there isn't any queue for the shower there's probably time for a quick one.
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Old Dec 15, 13, 6:56 am
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TPR is closed until sometime early like 0600. I found that the seating in the SKL F is very inconvenient for resting - it is designed more for sitting. Try the SKL J if you want to find more comfortable sofas for the evening.As far as I know, it's the latter.Yes, you should have enough time unless the incoming is late. If there isn't any queue for the shower there's probably time for a quick one.
Thank you for the prompt reply. I have months to anticipate the experience, I look forward to contributing to the SQ vs EK thread once able. Enjoyed the shower and bar, but agree there's a tackiness factor to the EK A380 suites.
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Old Dec 16, 13, 8:30 pm
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Originally Posted by jamienbaker View Post

Second, I booked LAXNRTSIN in Suites. My preference is to fly from JFK but I'd need to waitlist. I do not have sufficient additional miles to do so. Is there a way around this, or do I simply have to hope availability opens up in which case I can reticket?
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If I understand you're question correctly, ideally, you'd like to be on the waitlist for JFK-SIN, but ran out of miles after booking LAX-SIN?

If so, doing it the other way round would have been better. i.e, put yourself on the waitlist first for JFK-SIN. They don't deduct miles when on the waitlist, the system just checks that you have enough. THEN book the LAX-SIN ticket, which they will then deduct your miles. Your waitlist is still valid.

If the waitlist comes through, call Krisflyer immediately, cancel the LAX-SIN ticket (and pay the cancellation charge.) You HAVE to tell them to re-credit the miles ASAP, and they'll do so in 3-4 hours in my experience. Then confirm the waitlisted ticket with the re-credited miles..
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:35 am
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If I understand you're question correctly, ideally, you'd like to be on the waitlist for JFK-SIN, but ran out of miles after booking LAX-SIN?

If so, doing it the other way round would have been better. i.e, put yourself on the waitlist first for JFK-SIN. They don't deduct miles when on the waitlist, the system just checks that you have enough. THEN book the LAX-SIN ticket, which they will then deduct your miles. Your waitlist is still valid.

If the waitlist comes through, call Krisflyer immediately, cancel the LAX-SIN ticket (and pay the cancellation charge.) You HAVE to tell them to re-credit the miles ASAP, and they'll do so in 3-4 hours in my experience. Then confirm the waitlisted ticket with the re-credited miles..
Excellent. Surprised I didn't think of this. Alas, westbound schedule to DPS works out better than transiting via FRA as I'll be able to make lunch with the family. Plus a quick layover for curry in NRT. So I'm pleased with the schedule as long as UA or AA doesn't drop the ball getting me to LAX (separate PNRs, yikes). Your advice is very helpful, I appreciate the input.

Sincerely, Jamie
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:49 am
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At NRT you are required to deplane and take all belongings. You will reclear security. IFC passengers are sent to the ANA Suites lounge, close to the gate SQ uses. You can also use the IFC section of the UA lounge but it's a slightly longer walk.
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:52 am
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At NRT you are required to deplane and take all belongings. You will reclear security. IFC passengers are sent to the ANA Suites lounge, close to the gate SQ uses. You can also use the IFC section of the UA lounge but it's a slightly longer walk.
Thanks. I'll stick with NH. I love the JL F lounge, curry and champagne, no complaints. Hopefully NH offers the same, I realize I don't have much time. But I love Japan. I may even skip the lounge and grab a snack in the terminal. Flight is Saturday in summer, arriving SIN 0300, I'm hoping for a light load in F.
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Old Dec 17, 13, 10:39 am
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TPR doesn't open until about 530/6. I arrived from NRT and they escorted me to the edge of TPR. Said that they would open soon and I could have breakfast in there before my flight to DPS. However, the DPS flight departs from T2 so to be mindful of time.

They offered some blankets and pillows and checked in on us every 10 min as we were the only ones in the lounge.
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Old Dec 17, 13, 10:43 am
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TPR doesn't open until about 530/6. I arrived from NRT and they escorted me to the edge of TPR. Said that they would open soon and I could have breakfast in there before my flight to DPS. However, the DPS flight departs from T2 so to be mindful of time.

They offered some blankets and pillows and checked in on us every 10 min as we were the only ones in the lounge.
How long did the walk/ride to T2 take? Sounds like you were on SQ11 as the inbound?
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Old Dec 17, 13, 11:21 am
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Yes, was on SQ11 and arrived at 3am. Wandered over to claim the transit vouchers and then back over to the lounge (this was back in June).

It took about 15 minutes to get to the gate as it was Gate 26 IIRC which is the farthest gate down from the train. We walked at a brisk pace and one of the last to get to the gate though they were still clearing other pax at security.
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Yes, was on SQ11 and arrived at 3am. Wandered over to claim the transit vouchers and then back over to the lounge (this was back in June).

It took about 15 minutes to get to the gate as it was Gate 26 IIRC which is the farthest gate down from the train. We walked at a brisk pace and one of the last to get to the gate though they were still clearing other pax at security.
When TPR opened did they offer the full am menu, or would you have jeopardized your flight by eating? Also, I assume getting a shower at that hour is no problem? Pardon the intrusive questions, but you flew the exact itinerary that I will next summer. Guidance appreciated.
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