photophil From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 196 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
hello out there,
it is quite likely that I will go on a business trip to Japan (Nagoya) later this year. I already had a look around for possible connections. As I will try to add some days of a private stay in Tokio I will most likely end up with arrival in Nagoya and the departure from Tokio. So far I found some decent connetions from Stockholm:
ARN-FRA-NGO / NRT-FRA-ARN on Lufthansa with A320-A346-A388-A321
ARN-HEL-NGO / NRT-HEL-ARN on Finnair with A319-A333-A333-A319
ARN-PEK-NGO / NRT-PEK-ARN on AirChina with B777-B738-B757-B777
If I want to start here in Linköping (where I live) the selection is very limited:
LPI-AMS-ICN-NGO / NRT-AMS-LPI on KLM+Korean with E190-B744combi-B744-B744combi-E190
LPI-AMS-NRT-NGO / NRT-AMS-LPI on KLM+JapanTransocean with E190-B747combi-B734-B747combi-E190
I really would like to take the first one. Lufthansa seems to have a good service and stuff and this trip will have an A388 in it
Otherwise the AirChina solution with B777 would be nice as I also had never been on one of these
The first KLM solution would give a nice B744 collection
So what do you think? Which connection would you prefer?
HELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 967 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
Quoting photophil (Thread starter): I really would like to take the first one. Lufthansa seems to have a good service and stuff and this trip will have an A388
A388 always sounds good to me and you can't go wrong with Korean, personally not a big fan of KLM 747...
You mean you're flying in J? Choosing AY A333 means a possibility to get a fully flat and a very private J seat, great when travelling alone. If you like I can try to find the dates when the new J-cabin is available. HEL probably provides the smoothist connections for you flying from ARN.
Oh ok, just noticed you mentioned business trip. Economy class on AY A333/343 isn't too bad either, views available on the TR above, took Y-class home. To make your trip feel a bit more business-like you can always visit the Spa at HEL between the flights
photophil From Germany, joined Apr 2011, 196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3352 times:
Thanks for the comments so far...
Quoting HELyes (Reply 3): Oh ok, just noticed you mentioned business trip.
it's out of business reasons but sadly not in business class. I am working at a university. We are happy enough if we have enough money to pay for economy ...
Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 4): CA doesn't fit the same category although I need to suffer them LAX-PEK-MNL.
I more and more tend to LH. I had been on A330 (as AY uses) before. LH would give me the A380 and they are said to have a rather good Economy. Even as being from Germany my last trip on LH is looooooong ago. So I think its time again
I've flown AMS-KIX-AMS and AMS-NRT-AMS many times with KML, both in Y and C class. I find the KL 744 very comfortable even in Y, and on the Asian long-hauls the service and food is great. One advice though: If you fly Tourist Class, don't expect to be fit for a AM meeting when you arrive. It just won't work.
with KLM I mean, not KML
[Edited 2011-09-08 11:17:22]
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airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4275 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3220 times:
Ever thought about flying JL or NH? They will either send you via codeshare flight from ARN to either FRA or CDG and then on their 77W to NRT. From NRT, they offer 'international' connection flights to NGO with great transfer. NRT-NGO (JL53, or NH300x iirc) are usually operated by 77W, fantastic equipment for the 45 minute flight.
On top of that you can also clear immigration in NRT and take a transfer to HND and fly domestically to NGO, with of course more interesting equipment available.
These options are a bit of more flying, but I'm pretty sure that they can offer a good fare to you.
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