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Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:55 am

Hello fellow A.NETTERS, here is part 2 of my 6 part trip.

I planned to cash in BMI mileage and fly on the SQ A380, however SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI, so it had to be ANA & another 767 flight.



05.02.09 NH902 SIN-NRT
767-381 ER JA605A – Business Class, Seat 11A
1st Flight on this aircraft & 29th 767 Flight
SCH DEP 23:25 SCH ARR 07:05
ACT DEP 23:15 ACT ARR 06:37


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After a hard says spotting it got dark, no longer able to read of aircraft reg numbers I decided to head over to Terminal 2, though early it would give me a chance to have a look around, I’ve not been in T2 before.

Here is an idea of the views from Terminal 3, not great but better than nothing:-
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Took the skytram and a few minutes later I was in T2.

Here are some views of T2:-
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http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z287/BA319131/NH902%2005%20FEB%202009/NH902008.jpg

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z287/BA319131/NH902%2005%20FEB%202009/NH902003.jpg
Terminal 2 has a viewing area too, not used this one before, will check it out next time
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z287/BA319131/NH902%2005%20FEB%202009/NH902004.jpg

The difference between this and Terminal 3 is amazing, T3 is so light, bright and airy, T2 is not, certainly looking it's age.

Tonight’s flight would be checking in using area 3 so I dropped over to check what time check-in would open – 20:30.
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With that in mind, I headed off to have a look around before finishing the last half hour in Starbucks checking home & work e-mails with a much needed coffee.

A few minutes before check-in time I headed over, the area was deserted so I checked in first.

Check-in was smooth, got my BP along with a lounge invitation card to the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris lounge and a map to help me find it.

Immigration was easy, a quick stamp and I was through.

Before heading to the lounge, I headed to the outdoor garden, see if I could catch a final few new planes, sadly it was not to be,it was hot and full of smokers – lounge time instead.
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Shopping area
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Got to the lounge
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they greet you before you step foot in the reception area, is that to stop those not eligible before they get too far?

The lounge is nothing special at all, lacks any outside views, in fact, it’s pretty poor compared to the airlines reputation, drink & food/snack selections were poor – the only beer was on tap and that gave you half a glass of froth!
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There is a bar tender but he works 15:30 to 21:00, so not much use to later passengers, thankfully I managed a beer from him before he left for the night.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z287/BA319131/NH902%2005%20FEB%202009/NH902019.jpg
Being pretty hungry I tried some chicken in a sauce with black pepper, it was pretty tough, guess it had been cooking for a while!
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After that I headed to the showers, really felt like a freshen & wake up, spotting had been slow and thus quite tiring, made about 36 new inc SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

I think the showers are the best thing about the lounge!
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Did a bit more work after the shower:-
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As I was packing my bit’s an bob’s up, the screen showed boarding against my flight, bit early I thought but still decided to get down there, just in case!
Fish!
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The terminal is very relaxing
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Security was quick, no queue and I was soon in the departure gate area, not that many people by the looks of it.
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The gate area slowly filled up and boarding for Business Class, Star Gold etc was called at 23:59.

Our plane tonight:-
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I was about the third person aboard, welcomed at the door and the direction of the seat pointed out. By the time the doors were closed, Business was about 80% full, the seat next to me was occupied too.

Business is in a 2-1-2 layout
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legroom is fine providing you don’t plan to leave your seat, forget trying to get out of your window seat if the person next to you is in full recline!
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z287/BA319131/NH902%2005%20FEB%202009/NH902039.jpg
Also the seats are rock hard, really not comfortable at all, at least not for me.
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Menu’s and order cards for breakfast were distributed, breakfast would be served prior to arrival in NRT.


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The safety demo was attempted on the monitors twice before the FA’s gave up and went to manual, quite amusing really.

Push occurred at 23:15, some 10 minutes early, pretty impressive, I had expected the lights to be dimmed during taxi but this was not the case.
Camera view:-
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Our turn came to depart, quite a bumpy takeoff run, wheels up at 23:28 – I might add, the cabin lights we still fully on, never seen this before when taking off at night, was quite an odd feeling.
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Shortly after departure, a light snack was offered with drinks, I took a G&T, my snack choice being a western option, 2 tiny sandwiches and a few batons of carrots & cucumber, quite nice but wish I’d eaten more in the lounge really.
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I asked for another drink to knock me out and I got 2, bless her!
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It was finally time for the cabin lights to be dimmed, thank goodness! – You really feel it at night, it’s just wrong.
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I managed a few hours sleep before being woken up by the cabin lights going back on, it was around about 5am and the breakfast service was starting.

Not bad really, made a real change for the usual breakfast meals served, at least for me anyway.
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I finished the whole lot, was pretty hungry, trays were collected and we still have an hour to go, we really did not need to get woken up this early – is this usual on ANA?
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Descent started, it had been announced we would be arriving early, here are a few pictures:-




Almost there
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Touched down at 06:37 local time
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almost 30 minutes early, that said, we had a long taxi back to our gate, so it was pretty much 7am by the time we docked at Terminal 1.
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Pulling onto stand
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Here is our plane at the gate:-
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Next gate:-
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Overall ANA were fine, the legroom on these regional services is not that good, but I imagine it is on a par with the other carriers in the area. The service timings could be improved to allow more rest or perhaps it was just this crew? Crew were very helpful, English was ok, not much more to say.

Sorry there are not too many pictures, I was wary of using the camera on the plane, I understand Japanease carriers are not in favour of in flight pictures.

That aside, hope you enjoyed, please feel free to drop any comments or questions.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:42 am

Hi Mark,

Another great report, makes me feel restles and want to head away again!

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
I planned to cash in BMI mileage and fly on the SQ A380, however SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI, so it had to be ANA & another 767 flight.

Bugger

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

Looks good eh.

Looking forward to the next 4 reports

Cheers
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:22 am

Hey Mark,

Another great trip report. I enjoyed your photos of Singapore T2 and of course the ANA 767.
Looking forward to your next installment.....
Recently Flown Airlines: Air Malta (KM), My Travel (MYT), First Choice (FCA), Swiss (LX), Virgin Atlantic (VS), Monarch
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:39 am



Quoting QFFlyer (Reply 1):
Another great report, makes me feel restles and want to head away again!

- Me too! - Want to go away again already!

Quoting QFFlyer (Reply 1):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
I planned to cash in BMI mileage and fly on the SQ A380, however SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI, so it had to be ANA & another 767 flight.

Bugger

- Yes, really wanted another A380 ride, could have done economy but I felt lounge access and showers etc were more important, especially after a night flight teh day before.

Quoting QFFlyer (Reply 1):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

Looks good eh.

- Sure does!

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 2):
Another great trip report. I enjoyed your photos of Singapore T2 and of course the ANA 767.
Looking forward to your next installment.....

- Thanks, glad you liked, next one due up in the next day or so.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:44 am

Hi Mark, thanks for the review on NH's international service.

I think NH does well, but it seems they also miss something. I don't like the cabin light dimming soon after airborne. The same happens on JL all the time on flights ex Europe. It's airborne/dinner time/sleeping time. No time to relax a bit.
I once flew MH (NRT-BKI-KUL, B772) and think the servicelevel was slightly higher.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
, we had a long taxi back to our gate, so it was pretty much 7am by the time we docked at Terminal 1.

Yeah, you're a victim of the B-runway at NRT, or 34R in your case. Since NH is on T1 now, you have to taxi quite some time. The runway planning for use is done aforehand and carriers are flights are not allowed to switch to the other runway. This is all created by the noise abatement procedures around NRT.

I have the feeling that NH did not perform their best on your flight.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Sorry there are not too many pictures, I was wary of using the camera on the plane, I understand Japanease carriers are not in favour of in flight pictures.

Never got any problems on JL, but once on NH upon boarding/seating only. Don't worry too much about that.

Cheers,
Eric
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:56 am

Hi Mark!

That was nice and quick.  Smile I did not think the next part would be up so soon. Another great addition to this TR series.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
however SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI

SQ seems to block out most mileage redemptions in F & J most of the time. They are one of the worst airlines to upgrade on, especially on the A380 and 777-300ERs.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The lounge is nothing special at all, lacks any outside views, in fact, it's pretty poor compared to the airlines reputation, drink & food/snack selections were poor -- the only beer was on tap and that gave you half a glass of froth!

Hmmm... It seems SQ is beginning to neglect its Silver Kris lounge in Terminal 2. Maybe it is time to move all of their operations to Terminal 3?

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Our turn came to depart, quite a bumpy takeoff run, wheels up at 23:28 -- I might add, the cabin lights we still fully on, never seen this before when taking off at night, was quite an odd feeling.

I though this was against emergency evacuation regulations. I guess the crew just forgot.

Thank you the quick post. I look forward to the next part.

Globetraveller
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:58 pm



Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 5):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
however SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI

SQ seems to block out most mileage redemptions in F & J most of the time. They are one of the worst airlines to upgrade on, especially on the A380 and 777-300ERs.

SQ blocks (for now) any redemption on the re-config 777 and 380, as well as the 345 for all other *A partners. Members of Krisflyer, in order to redeem, needs to shell out twice the normal milage. The only way you will get a seat on the reconfig is if you book a flight operated by, e.g. 747 from LHR to SIN and it gets sub'd.
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi Mark , excellent 2nd part.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI,

The seats have been blocked for a while now but some have had some luck over the last few weeks but its luck rather than official policy.

Thanks for all the nice pics and read.

Philip
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:38 pm

Great second instalment. The SKL in T2 is really disappointing when compared to the T3 one.

ANA Club Asia is a pretty decent J product but it's not SQ. The seats were horribly uncomfortable when I flew them last year on the exact same flight. It was pretty hard to nod off due to the contours of the seat. 80% is not bad, it was 5 J passengers on mine.
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:52 pm



Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Our turn came to depart, quite a bumpy takeoff run, wheels up at 23:28 – I might add, the cabin lights we still fully on, never seen this before when taking off at night, was quite an odd feeling.

I flew NH BKK-NRT on an overnight flight and it was same thing with cabin lights fully on. They weren't dimmed until after drink service some 30 minutes later. About 2 hours before takeoff when it was still dark outside they were abruptly turned on full blast.
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/115221/

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Sorry there are not too many pictures, I was wary of using the camera on the plane, I understand Japanease carriers are not in favour of in flight pictures.

I was on a JL CTS-HND flight and I took a picture just before pushback. The f/a told me I couldn't take pictures on the ground, after takeoff it was OK.
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ums/trip_reports/read.main/107237/
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:29 pm



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 4):
Hi Mark, thanks for the review on NH's international service

- No problem Eric, thanks for reading.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 4):
you're a victim of the B-runway at NRT, or 34R in your case. Since NH is on T1 now, you have to taxi quite some time. The runway planning for use is done aforehand and carriers are flights are not allowed to switch to the other runway. This is all created by the noise abatement procedures around NRT.

- I found the whole runway thing quite a mess, JL planes tended to taxi to the runway nearest T1 and NH to the runway nearest T2, lot's of excessive taxi & thus fuel burn.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 4):
I have the feeling that NH did not perform their best on your flight.

- Agreed, they were better on a TR to come.

Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 5):
That was nice and quick. I did not think the next part would be up so soon. Another great addition to this TR series.

- Thanks GT, woek up at 5 this morning so decied to finish it off.

Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 5):
Hmmm... It seems SQ is beginning to neglect its Silver Kris lounge in Terminal 2. Maybe it is time to move all of their operations to Terminal 3?

- Not seen the T3 one, but i'm sure it is a vast improvement over this one.

Quoting Globetraveller (Reply 5):
though this was against emergency evacuation regulations. I guess the crew just forgot.

- I thought that to, then it happened on another NH flight.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
Hi Mark , excellent 2nd part.

- Thanks Philip.

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 8):
Great second instalment.

- Thanks  Smile

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 8):
ANA Club Asia is a pretty decent J product but it's not SQ. The seats were horribly uncomfortable when I flew them last year on the exact same flight. It was pretty hard to nod off due to the contours of the seat

- Yes, the seat was pretty hard, just was not comfortable to sleep in at all.

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 9):
I flew NH BKK-NRT on an overnight flight and it was same thing with cabin lights fully on. They weren't dimmed until after drink service some 30 minutes later. About 2 hours before takeoff when it was still dark outside they were abruptly turned on full blast.

- Sounds very similar to my flight  Sad

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 9):
I was on a JL CTS-HND flight and I took a picture just before pushback. The f/a told me I couldn't take pictures on the ground, after takeoff it was OK.

- Interesting to note, thanks.

Regards

Mark
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:33 pm

Hi Mark,

Sounds like NH have a decent product for these flights, the breakfast looks very nice but the sandwiches you had earlier in the flight are a bit on the small side!

Looking forward to the next part.

Thanks for posting.

Kevin
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:58 pm

I like the forward camera view, that is always a treat to have even on shorter flights.

The breakfast brisket looks delicious. Its also interesting that the menu shows the options for 3 months.

How was the entertainment, was it AVOD or just a loop?

Again, thank you for the contribution
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi there Mark,

So what was your overall impression of SIN?

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Terminal 2 has a viewing area too, not used this one before, will check it out next time

Geez! I had been traveling through SIN many times but I never knew of its existence.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
it was hot and full of smokers

It is indeed. But for some reasons I enjoy coming back there when I am around.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
There is a bar tender but he works 15:30 to 21:00, so not much use to later passengers, thankfully I managed a beer from him before he left for the night.

Strange. Are the guests allowed to tap the beer on their own when the bartender is off duty?

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
legroom is fine providing you don't plan to leave your seat, forget trying to get out of your window seat if the person next to you is in full recline!

I can imagine that. Is this an old interior? Or the regional business class of NH?

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Sorry there are not too many pictures,

You do not have to be. The pictures are just perfect. Thank you for sharing.  Smile

Regards

Suryo
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:36 pm

I really like your style of reporting. Looking forward for the next part!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:38 pm



Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 11):
Sounds like NH have a decent product for these flights, the breakfast looks very nice but the sandwiches you had earlier in the flight are a bit on the small side!

- Hi Kevin, NH were ok on this segment, though the J seating could have more legroom to be honest. Breakfast was indeed good but the sandwiche snacks were too small.

Quoting Phlstudent (Reply 12):
The breakfast brisket looks delicious

- It was pretty good  Smile

Quoting Phlstudent (Reply 12):
Its also interesting that the menu shows the options for 3 months.

- Yes, I guess it explains why they ask for them back once selections have been made!

Quoting Phlstudent (Reply 12):
How was the entertainment, was it AVOD or just a loop?

- Sorry, never used it, no idea  Sad

Quoting Phlstudent (Reply 12):
Again, thank you for the contribution

- Thanks, one does try  Smile

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 13):
So what was your overall impression of SIN?

- Hi Suryo, been through SIN a few times now, really like the place, great airport.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 13):
Geez! I had been traveling through SIN many times but I never knew of its existence.

- It's a bit of a treck this one..........

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 13):
Strange. Are the guests allowed to tap the beer on their own when the bartender is off duty?

- There is a tap in the customer area, gives lot's of froth!

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 13):
can imagine that. Is this an old interior? Or the regional business class of NH?

- It is the standard regional business, fine for short flights, not great for anything much longer.

Regards

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:30 pm

Hey, Mark,

great stuff, once more an interesting read.

Sounds NH was not bad on your service.

Looking for more, the next days.

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Quoting DLBOIFIN (Reply 14):
really like your style of reporting. Looking forward for the next part!

- Thanks  Smile

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 16):
Hey, Mark,

great stuff, once more an interesting read.

- Hi Markus, thanks for the read, glad you found it interesting, more to follow soon.

Regards

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:23 am

Did NH offer and beverages prior to take-off? On some recent JAL business class flights, I was offered nothing until after take off. Wonder if that is the norm for Japanese carriers?
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:48 am



Quoting Sankaps (Reply 18):
Did NH offer and beverages prior to take-off? On some recent JAL business class flights, I was offered nothing until after take off. Wonder if that is the norm for Japanese carriers?

NH does offer drinks and wet towels prior to take off in J.
 
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:38 am

Seen a lot of these B767s at Changi, I think NH needs to upgrade their product.


Nice report nonetheless and looking fwd for the rest of the trips
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:02 am



Quoting Sankaps (Reply 18):
Did NH offer and beverages prior to take-off?

- Not on this flight.

Quoting Ojas (Reply 20):
Seen a lot of these B767s at Changi, I think NH needs to upgrade their product.

Nice report nonetheless and looking fwd for the rest of the trips

- I must admit the legroom or limited legroom for business as unexpected, however it think most of the carriers are like this on the regional routes.

Next TR up in a day or so.

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:45 am

Hola Mark!

Thanks for this interesting insight into intra-asian flying.

It looks quite an experience to fly around Asia for a few days.

Looking forward to reading the following ones.

Salut!

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:24 am

Thanks for your report, excellent read!

Quoting Phlstudent (Reply 12):
How was the entertainment, was it AVOD or just a loop?

Was on NH 901 NRT-SIN in J-class once and the IFE (at least in J) was AVOD.
Don't remember if it was touch-screen, though.

Flight was taken in first half of 2007, sorry, don't have better memory.
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Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:26 pm



Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
Thanks for this interesting insight into intra-asian flying.

- Hi Roger, thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed  Smile

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
It looks quite an experience to fly around Asia for a few days.

- If only I had more time to add even more flights & airlines, perhaps one day.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 22):
Looking forward to reading the following ones.

- Cool, more to come.

Quoting Lp0815 (Reply 23):
Thanks for your report, excellent read!

- Thanks indeed  Smile

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:07 pm

Thanks again for this TR !!

The SIN lounge look very nice !
 
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Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:45 pm



Quoting LXfan (Reply 25):
The SIN lounge look very nice !

You think? - It was pretty poor to be honest.

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:31 pm

Hi Mark,

This series is quite interesting! I think I'll have to get myself to the rest of Asia sometime..

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
I planned to cash in BMI mileage and fly on the SQ A380, however SQ blocked out F & J for mileage redemption, at least to BMI, so it had to be ANA & another 767 flight.

What a shame. It would have been nice to see the inside of an A380 again!


I really expected more from that lounge in SIN.. All in all, it's their home base.. But how many lounges have beer taps?

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Business is in a 2-1-2 layout

It seems like that guy in the middle aisle has no privacy.. I reckon it'd be a weird feeling having two aisles on each side of you!


I really wish I had the money for this sort of adventure! I'm stuck with LCCs for the next year!

Regards,
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:47 am



Quoting NZ107 (Reply 27):
It seems like that guy in the middle aisle has no privacy.. I reckon it'd be a weird feeling having two aisles on each side of you!

I completely agree. I had this once on an Aeromexico 767, and it felt like I was sitting in the middle of a pedestrian corridor! I actually moved to two empty seats in coach, I hated it so much!
 
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Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:13 am

Hi Nicholas,

Thanks for the comments,

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 27):
I think I'll have to get myself to the rest of Asia sometime..

- So much to see, I need more time there!

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 27):
What a shame. It would have been nice to see the inside of an A380 again!

- I know, wanted 2 A380's back to back.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 27):
But how many lounges have beer taps?

- Good question.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 27):
It seems like that guy in the middle aisle has no privacy.. I reckon it'd be a weird feeling having two aisles on each side of you!

- Yes, that's why I avoided it, whilst it's good to have access to the aisle on both sides you are surrounded in effect!

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 27):
PS My A380 TR is somewhere between this and the first of the series - when you have time - 5000 word marathon.

- Promise to read soon.

Regards

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:10 am



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 29):
- So much to see, I need more time there!

Don't we all!

Quoting Sankaps (Reply 28):
I completely agree. I had this once on an Aeromexico 767, and it felt like I was sitting in the middle of a pedestrian corridor! I actually moved to two empty seats in coach, I hated it so much!



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 29):
- Yes, that's why I avoided it, whilst it's good to have access to the aisle on both sides you are surrounded in effect!

I wonder why airlines don't go for the 1-2-2. The only reason I can think of would be because of the misalignment of the aisles.
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:02 pm

Hi Mark,

another great report with many nice pictures. ANA's Business Class product doesn't look very spectacular.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
After that I headed to the showers, really felt like a freshen & wake up, spotting had been slow and thus quite tiring, made about 36 new inc SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

Sounds good! Where did you hang around most of the time?

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
I understand Japanease carriers are not in favour of in flight pictures.

I was only asked to stop taking pictures once, on JAL - but that was shortly after touchdown.


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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:19 pm

Great trip report Mark.

Like the pics.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
made about 36 new inc SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

That is impressing. How many aircrafts in total do you have?


Thank you for sharing

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:05 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 32):
Great trip report Mark.

Like the pics.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
made about 36 new inc SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

That is impressing. How many aircrafts in total do you have?

- Thanks, made 455 new in total, not bad really.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 31):
Hi Mark,

another great report with many nice pictures. ANA's Business Class product doesn't look very spectacular.

- Hi PH, no it's not that great, but it gets better on a later daytime flight.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 31):
Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
After that I headed to the showers, really felt like a freshen & wake up, spotting had been slow and thus quite tiring, made about 36 new inc SQ's 1st A330-300, 9V-STA.

Sounds good! Where did you hang around most of the time?

- I spend all day in the observation/viewing area in T3, normally I use T1 but the area was closed off. T3 is ok, but just that ok, better than nothing.

Regards

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:05 am



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 33):
made 455 new in total, not bad really.

That is great! 455 new regs is a lot!
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Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:17 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 34):
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 33):
made 455 new in total, not bad really.

That is great! 455 new regs is a lot!

Yes, I was quite pleased, especially as I've been to all these places, bar KIX & ITM before.
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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:41 pm

Hi Mark,

Interesting to read part two of your Asia journey as well.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
The terminal is very relaxing

Yes, the airport looks great with all the plants in the terminal.

Quoting BA319-131 (Thread starter):
Not bad really, made a real change for the usual breakfast meals served, at least for me anyway.

Indeed, very unusual for a breakfast meal, at least from a Western point of view. But it looks quite good.

Good to read that your flight was all right, despite the short sleeping time.

Regards
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Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:55 pm



Quoting Contact Air (Reply 36):
Interesting to read part two of your Asia journey as well.



Quoting Contact Air (Reply 36):
Good to read that your flight was all right, despite the short sleeping time.

- Hi Christoph, glad you enjoyed part 2, trip so far was pretty good  Smile

Regards

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RE: Asia 2009 - Part 2 - NH SIN-NRT

Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:10 pm

HI Mark,

Part 2 was also very interesting, perhaps not as the first one, but that is mainly because the 763ER is so common compared to the 380!
No time to waste on typing too many words, I go on with part 3 now!

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Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:35 pm



Quoting DALCE (Reply 38):
Part 2 was also very interesting, perhaps not as the first one, but that is mainly because the 763ER is so common compared to the 380!

- Thanks Joost, glad you found it interesting, for me an interesting one as ANA is not that reported here, though the 767 is!

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