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Suggest A Routing For A Japapnese Friend NRT<->MEL

Sat Oct 26, 2002 6:21 pm

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 :

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 ... Fukushima is on the Tohoku line.


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RE: Suggest A Routing For A Japapnese Friend NRT&l

Sat Oct 26, 2002 8:46 pm

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.

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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

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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

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Hope this is helpful

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RE: Suggest A Routing For A Japapnese Friend NRT<->MEL

Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:38 pm

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!!!
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RE: Suggest A Routing For A Japapnese Friend NRT<->MEL

Sat Oct 26, 2002 9:45 pm


The Cathay Pacific flight CX 105 (on Tuesday and Saturday) goes via Adelaide...HKG-ADL-MEL-HKG. Hope this clears things up!  Smile
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RE: Suggest A Routing For A Japapnese Friend NRT<->MEL

Sat Oct 26, 2002 11:59 pm

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.