Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 507 posts, RR: 2 Posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3342 times:
I intend to fly IR801 from NRT-PEK September this year, and I am having major difficulties in purchasing the ticket.
After calling the IR office in Tokyo, I found out that they do not sell tickets for this sector, only for NRT-(PEK)-IKM. They told me I have to get in touch with a local travel agent for this sector (e.g. Travel Nippon), but no chance to understand a word.
I found one travel agent selling IR tickets ( http://www.no1-travel.com ), but I have no reference for this agent, and they only accept bank transfer for payment. In general fares seem to be expensive on this sector.
Does anyone have any experience how and where I could efficiently buy this ticket?
MHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1100 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3270 times:
Hey, I was able to do a dummy booking for IR 801 at Alternative Airlines. However, I was only able to get a seat in C on this flight. Make sure to click on the 3rd page of the air fares to see the IR flight. Good luck !
Loran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 507 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3119 times:
A quick update, in case someone intends to do the same...
The travel agent I posted above is very helpful and quoted me at JPY 43,100, which is similar to KE and other fares. However the seats for September are not released yet and and he can not guarantee they will become available. Seems to be a bit of a gamble
Will post another update once this is sorted out.