Tagged: Tokyo

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Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class: HND-BKK B777-300

I originally was scheduled to fly nonstop from Tokyo Narita to Jakarta in First Class, but Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to downgrade the plane to a B787-9 for that route which meant I would lose First Class. American Airlines allowed me to reroute my award ticket via Bangkok in order to...

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Top Hotels in Japan

I was very fortunate to stay in Suites in some of the top hotels in Japan during a recent 10 day trip. Hospitality in Japan is some of the best, if not the best, in the world! Next time you are in Japan try staying at any of these hotels. They won’t disappoint....

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Singapore Airlines Economy Class A380 & B777 Reviewed

On a recent trip, I was booked into Economy class with preferred seats ($100 upgrade each way) on Singapore Airlines. They still rank in the top 5 best airlines for Economy class. Their excellent hospitality and quality product set them apart from the others. LAX-NRT-SIN SQ11 Economy Class (Preferred Seat)...

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ANA First Class: NRT-SFO NH8

Return flight of NH7… NRT-SFO NH8: I arrived to NRT via the Narita Express train. Upon entering the check-in area, I was confused as to where the First Class check-in area was located. I soon located it to be at Aisle Z which was behind Aisle A. The ANA Suite...

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Pasmo Card in Japan

I’ve traveled to Japan a few times now and on my last trip I was able to test out one new method to pay for transportation, the Pasmo card. The Pasmo card is a reloadable RFID card similar to a credit card which allows you to pass through the subway...

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ANA First Class: SFO-NRT NH7

As I had a bunch of ANA miles expiring at the end of this year, I decided to make a trip to Japan. For 113,000 miles & $457.50 in taxes/fees, I was on my way. Normally it’s 110,000 miles roundtrip but I had made a change to my reservation which cost...

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Sprint International Value Roaming Plan Reviewed

On the heels of Sprint offering Wi-Fi Calling on iPhones, they released an international roaming plan similar to T-Mobile on April 14th. The cost, $0. You’ll recieve unlimited data and text messaging plus voice calls will run only $0.20 per minute with the International Value Roaming plan. Sprint does state...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 3

Part 3: Asia Flights Tokyo-Kyoto Nozomi 247 Non-Reserved Class: I decided to take the Nozomi N700 Bullet train down to Kyoto from Tokyo which wasn’t on a plane but it was quite a flight on the tracks. When the train arrived to the station I knew this wasn’t your typical train. We...

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Asia Sampler 2014: Part 1

Planning: It started when I heard that United miles would be devaluing in February 2014 and we didn’t get tickets to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. My brother already booked the week off from work so we had to come up with Plan B. We both had plenty of...