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Resource Domestic Flights Japan

Discussion in 'Flights' started by Hermannator, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Couldn't see a dedicated thread for this...

    My question to the brains trust:

    Is it worth flying from CTS-NRT with anyone else bar JAL/ANA (e.g. to connect with NRT-MEL flight home, I'm thinking no)? Specifically those two offer an 'explore Japan' or similar pass for JPY10,000 one-way.

    On the CTS-NRT route (could be moot after March as many int'l flights to Aus swapping to HND) there looks to be 5 airlines that operate:
    ANA
    JAL
    SPRING
    PEACH
    CRAPSTAR

    Anyone succeeded with Spring or Peach?

    Anything else to consider (e.g. booking JAL CTS-MEL on one ticket to avoid having to claim bag and re-check it at NRT)?
     
  2. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep. Have flown Peach no problems. Budget airline but you can prepay for bags. Happily fly them again.
     
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  3. RCN

    RCN Early Days

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    Made the mistake of taking Jetstar NRT to CTS. A long walk to the budget terminal at NRT. Note checked baggage and oversize fee if bought as a separate ticket. You might be better off if able to connect on the once daily CTS - NRT on JAL.
     
  4. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have only flown Jet* Japan. And will avoid if possible.

    I have posted in the 'flight, trains etc' thread. When I booked before christmas for next week the international guest pass with JAL was the cheapest I could find.
     
  5. travelislife

    travelislife One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have only used JAL and ANA domestically on those fixed fares. Never had a problem, and they have 100's of flights a day so seem to deal with weather pretty well.
     
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  6. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Have also been burnt by the orange turd in Japan...
    Once bags added on the cheapos, there's not a lot of price difference between them and JAL/ANA visitor pass
     
  7. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    they pinged me on carry on!

    YK was all - just give them the bag to check!

    Hang on idiot. our passports were in it. I was just asking for a minute to think of what i needed to take out.
     
  8. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    So I purchased my international flight on points and so had to buy my domestic leg seperately.

    Whilst checking in it suddenly dawned on me that because I didn’t purchase the domestic with my business class ticket I don’t get the extra baggage allowance.

    I was a lazy packer and had 1 bag at 23kg (but dodgey weighing at check in had it come in at 18kg) and a second bag with @LMBs gifts in (including a couple of roast that it turns out I’m not allowed to bring in ) at 7kgs.

    Not a problem not a blink of an eye.

    That ladies and gentlemen is why I will always fly JAL. $113 aud each leg.
     
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  9. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Did the chook survive?
     
  10. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It did! Still Frozen solid (even the cookie dough!)
     
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  11. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    But lamb no go?
     
  12. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    You can buy full sized frozen roasting chickens in Donki
     
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  13. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh out of shot! All good and frozen too.
     
  14. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ah yes but then @LMB would probably pay for it! She can't pay for these!

    This way there are two meals this week, she won't pay for!
     
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  15. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even the cookie dough was reference to even the soft dough hadn't defrosted in 24 hours.