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Suggest A Routing For A Japapnese Friend NRT<->MEL  
User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

A Japanese friend wishes to visit me here in MEL in late Novemeber. I've been trying to find some airliners/routings that would be suitable for her.

The problem is, she lives in Fukushima, a 3 hour(ish) bullet train trip from NRT. So, she needs to be able to fly from NRT after 11 am on the day of departure and arrive before 5 pm in the day of arrive at NRT in order to get home on that day... and avoid an expensive hotel stay overnight.

The best I could come up with was MH from their web site http://www.malaysia-airlines.com/travel/?menu=os :

NRT 10:30 -->KUL 17:05 MH089
KUL 21:20 --> MEL 08:00+1 MH149

MEL 15:40 --> KUL 20:30 MH148
KUL 23:35 --> NRT 07:05+1 MH088

....but the departure time is too early for the first interconnecting Shinkansen/Airport train.

Does anybody else out their have some airliners/routing suggestions? I looks like she might have to take, at great expense, two different airlines each way. Oh, flying via SYD isn't out of the question.

Oh, btw, a very, very useful website with Japanese domestic flight and bullet train timetables is http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~ev7a-ootk/time/etime_01.htm ... Fukushima is on the Tohoku line.


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4652 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

You may want to consider the following as well:

Thai Airways

TG641 Dep NRT 10:45, Arr BKK 15:45 or TG6001 Dep NRT 17:25, Arr BKK 22:30
TG981 Dep BKK 00:15, Arr MEL 13:25
(Daily except Monday, Friday)

There are a couple of return routings which arrive in Tokyo before 5pm.

Check out http://www.thaiairways.com

Singapore Airlines

SQ11 Dep NRT 19:00, Arr SIN 01:20
SQ217 Dep SIN 09:55, Arr MEL 20:15

SQ228 Dep MEL 17:20, Arr SIN 21:50
SQ998 Dep SIN 23:15, Arr NRT 06:35

Check out http://www.singaporeair.com

Cathay Pacific

CX505 Dep NRT 18:20, Arr HKG 22:25
CX105 Dep HKG 23:35, Arr MEL 11:40 (13:35 on Tuesday and Saturday due to a stop somewhere)

CX104 Dep MEL 14:55, Arr HKG 21:00
CX504 Dep HKG 09:10, Arr NRT 13:55

Check out http://www.cathaypacific.com

Hope this is helpful


"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8654 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Are you seriously telling me all nonstops between Narita and Sydney AND Melbourne leave before 11 in the morning, and return after 5pm? I don't have time to check all the websites but I feel that we have a bunch of airline buffs who love to overcomplicate things. Believe me it's going to be a lot quicker to get a hotel room at Narita if all the nonstops leave first thing to Aus then fly via Kuala Lumpur! I mean, I always take the longest and most complicated route but I wouldn't waste other people's time by sending them on such a wild goose chase.

Fly via Kuala Lumpur instead of an overnight hotel at Narita! Hahahaha!!!

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1592 times:


The Cathay Pacific flight CX 105 (on Tuesday and Saturday) goes via Adelaide...HKG-ADL-MEL-HKG. Hope this clears things up!  Smile

User currently offlineAware From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

How about just catching the non-stop NRT-MEL QF flight and then going back via SYD on the overnight SYD-NRT QF flight? That seems the simplest itinerary.

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