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Flying UK To Japan  
User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3711 times:

Hi,

Well its only just over a year since I last visited Japan with my aunt. And we have decided to go again. I would like to fly LHR - NRT or KIX. After a lot of internet searching I have come up with three options -

The cheapest is Korean air with routing LHR-ICN-NRT

Then Lufthansa with routing LHR- FRA-NRT but returning with Austrian NRT-VIE-LHR

And lastly BA (a LOT more expensive) direct LHR-NRT

I will be travelling next spring late March early April

So this is where you come in - is it worth paying the extra 500 GBP to travel BA direct or would you go for Korean or Lufthansa/Austrian.

Thanks,

BAguy

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3696 times:
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Quoting Baguy (Thread starter):
is it worth paying the extra 500 GBP to travel BA direct or would you go for Korean or Lufthansa/Austrian.

If you don't mind the extra stopover and flying time then if i was in your situation i'd definitely take the LH/OS or KE option. Having flown BA several times on longhaul i would take the alternative as it's more interesting and something different (nothing against BA ofcourse). As for it being worth an extra £500 for the convenience of a non-stop flight - not for me it isn't. Maybe if it was an extra £50-100 on BA i'd consider it, but not £500.



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User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3689 times:



Quoting Baguy (Thread starter):
So this is where you come in - is it worth paying the extra 500 GBP to travel BA direct or would you go for Korean or Lufthansa/Austrian.

How about SU are they cheap?


User currently offlinePA101 From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

I'd take the KE option - first, it's the cheapest (and the routing not too bad), and second, in comparison to LH they do have PTVs in Y... Besides, you get FF miles with a SkyMiles carrier, if you do have an account with one of them. I definetly do not consider it worth spending an extra 500 GBP just to be flying BA and nonstop...

User currently offlineBaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3687 times:



Quoting Egmcman (Reply 2):
How about SU are they cheap?

Im not too sure that my aunt would be too pleased if I told her we should fly Aeroflot!!!

Thanks for your replies - I think i might take the KE option but not sure - keep them coming!

BAguy


User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3652 times:

I'd take Lufthansa / Austrian - a bit of variety on the route / aircraft  Smile

Although, if I had the time, I'd take the Trans-Siberian one way  Wink

signol



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User currently offlinePlaneWasted From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Have you checked prices with Virgin Atlantic?
I would take Korean. BA and Lufthansa is plain and a bit boring.


User currently offlineIntlDj From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

2 friends of mine traveled BA (LHR-NRT) on separate occasions using "courier" tickets. They paid about 400GBP each (about 2 years ago). All they did was collect some paperwork at LHR and handed it to a waiting agent at the gate at NRT. Not sure of the full details, or if BA still offer this service, but maybe worth contacting BA and looking into it. Saved them about 300GBP each.

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