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Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:34 am

Im flying Tokyo to Los Angeles on 07 December. Havnt been on KE or NW in a long time. like 10 years. Can anybody tell me which is the best to fly with. Last time I flew NW was from HNL - SYD many years ago and they where fantastic, but maybe with the cut backs there international flights are not that good anymore. Are the Tokyo to the US flights better than the others considering the competition, or maybe Korean AIr has great service.
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RE: Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:38 am

Here's some thoughts (not necessarily facts):

-You could also do JAL?
-Both on the same a/c 747-400 (fact), but the cabins are likely not equipped the same. Are you flying Y/J/F?
-Do you speak any Asian languages, maybe NW would help if you have none.
-Do both airlines operate in the same terminals in NRT and LAX? Which ground placement would suit you better?
-NW has Pepsi products, what does KE?
-Did anything at look good?
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RE: Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:47 am

If you are first class, NW has upgraded seats. NRT is also a hub for NW, so if you have any problems, you may well get better service. In general, NW is the best US carrier in Asia, and is getting better and better in the US and in Europe. I've pretty well gone NW exclusively these days, even if it costs a bit more. Also, just fyi, NW is the only US carrier that offers free drinks on an international flight (but not to Can or Mex)
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RE: Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:12 am

KE 001/002 should be 772ER during the winter time.
NW is 742.
I have never been on both aircraft so I can't give any recommendations.
Other carriers on the route include SQ 744, NH 772ER, JL 744, & UA 744. UA 744 probably is the most dated of the interior out of the bunch.

I never knew NW flew HNL-SYD. I thought they flew Japan-SYD for a short time in the 90s though.
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RE: Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:46 am

UA also offers free alcoholic drinks in Y.

I would go with KE since they will fly the 777 and possibly even a -300.

Boeing 777s flown: UA, TG, KE, BA, CX, NH, JD, JL, CZ, SQ, EK, NG, CO, AF, SV, KU, DL, AA, MH, OZ, CA, MS, SU, LY, RG, PE, AZ, KL, VN, PK, EY, NZ, AM, BR, AC, DT, UU, OS, AI, 9W, KQ, QR, VA, JJ, ET, TK, PR, BG, T5, CI, MU and LX.. Further to fly.. LH 777
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RE: Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:49 pm

Why dont you try RG on this route?
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RE: Flying 07 DEC NRT-LAX. KE Or NW Best

Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:24 pm

if it was up to ME, i would go NW hands down.

First of all, how much longer are we going to have to pleasure of flying on classics?

Secondly, and I have gotten into arguments on this website before for saying that, but I am not a fan of KE.

So instead of trashing KE, i'll just say that if you are at all interested in the prospect of flying a classic then go with Northwest Airlines.

You may even enjoy doing it NRT-LAX-PDX-NRT or something to LAX-SFO-NRT to get a ride on one of their 332s...

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