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Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba


Hotel prices in Tokyo aren't exactly cheap, which made using my stash of Hilton HHonors points a natural fit.  We ultimately settled on the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, located across the Rainbow Bridge from the Tokyo city center, in the suburban area of Odaiba.  50,000 points worth of ...

Celebrating New Years in Tokyo

New Years seems to be a big holiday in Japan, at least in the sense that many places are closed on the holiday itself.

 
We were staying at the Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills, and while the immediate area was pretty slow, we found plenty to do (and mostly eat) a little further ...

Review: The Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

For our hotel in Tokyo, we stayed at the new Andaz property in the Toranomon district of Minato, Tokyo.  I've heard good things about this property, so I was happy to check it out and experience it on our own.  It definitely met my expectations.
 

The Andaz Tokyo ...
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A Few Days Exploring Kyoto

We had finally made it to Kyoto, and as much as I remain fascinated by Tokyo, I was excited to visit another place in Japan that is somewhat less hectic than what is the world's most populous city. (At least according to some measures).

a finely manicured zen garden in ...
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ANA First Class from Chicago to Tokyo Narita

International First Class on an Asian carrier; definitely one of the more exciting parts of this hobby.  I've flown ANA before, but never in First Class, so as we got on board, I had pretty high expectations.  I think for the most part these expectations were met, my main complaint was ...
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American Airlines Los Angeles To Tokyo Haneda Will Launch Feb 11, 2016

American Airlines has FINALLY announced service to Tokyo Haneda which will commence service between Los Angeles and Haneda on February 11, 2016, nearly four and half months after Delta relinquished it slot on October 1, 2015. Tickets go on sale on November 8, 2015 for service and the new service ...

Delta and Tokyo Haneda: sit, or get off the slot


 
American will assume Delta's route authority to fly seven weekly roundtrips to Haneda airport in Tokyo
Delta Air Lines will discontinue its Seattle to Tokyo Haneda route this fall following a narrow victory over American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines from the US DOT to retain ...
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Trip Report: United Airlines BusinessFirst Los Angeles to Tokyo, Boeing 787-8

One of the best things about having points and miles friends is that you never have to travel alone. It's always nice having a travel buddy to fly with you and on this trip, I was lucky enough to have one of my friends, Orlando L., join me. We both decided to visit Japan and New Zealand together and ...
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DOT to Delta: "use it or lose it" with regards to Haneda slots

Atlanta-based carrier can keep Seattle - Tokyo Haneda flights, but with conditions
Delta Air Lines has been granted yet another reprieve by the US Department of Transportation to retain access to operate a flight from its Seattle/Tacoma hub to Tokyo Haneda airport, but with a firm caveat: ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Shinjuku

The Hilton Tokyo is a beautiful hotel located in the Shinjuku area of downtown Tokyo. Located next to Shinjuku Central Park (and the Park Hyatt Tokyo), the Hilton Tokyo is about a five minute drive from Shinjuku Station. To get to the hotel from the airport, you can take the Airport Limousine bus ...
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Lounge Review: Korean Airlines Lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport

 The Korean Airlines lounge at Tokyo Narita Airport is located in terminal 1 near gate 26.  Open to Priority Pass members, Korean Airlines and SkyTeam premium cabin passengers, the KAL lounge is small but offers a quiet place to relax and be productive before your flight.  Though ...

My next adventure - to Hong Kong in economy!

Most of my trip reports here are of my experiences in premium cabins.  I have a trip coming up that will likely consist of exclusively economy from North America to Hong Kong.  You may ask what I was thinking.  After this trip I may ask myself the same ...
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New York to Tokyo - A great menu

When we booked our trip to Bali using 49,500 American Airlines Aadvantage miles in business class (55,000 - 10% rebate due to our Citi card), we wanted to maximize our experience.  We had never flown Japan Airlines and their business product had received good reviews, it seemed like the right ...
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All Nippon Airways Business Class from Tokyo to Manila: Trip (Ro)Ports


My trip report featuring the Intra-Asia Business class experience on All Nippon Airways has been published. The report covers a journey from Tokyo to Manila last October.
In this report, you will find the following:
+ Review of the transfer experience at Tokyo Narita airport
"I ...

Saudia, Ethiopian, Alitalia, United + others: Rohan on Routes

All hope is not lost in the global aviation world after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its Airline Financial Analysis for the months of December 2012 and January 2013. According to IATA, airline share prices continue to outperform as financial markets upgrade their ...

Kuala Lumpur Here We Come!

The Sherpa and Sherpstress are down to single digit days before we depart for New York City, Tokyo, Hong Kong, a week in Bali and a night in Kuala Lumpur before routing back around the world home. 
I found this video awhile ago, but thought it would be more appropriate to post it now, ...

Best AAgent Ever!

Finally I got an AAgent that understood exactly what I wanted to accomplish and helped me get it done.  

A few notes to help you understand where I am coming from and why I needed an AAgent in the first place.

The Sherpa and Sherpstress are headed to Southeast Asia to take ...
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The ANA Suites Lounge Narita Satellite 4 - The Journey the Destination

 

After leaving the Park Hyatt Tokyo, I headed back to Narita airport to catch my flights to the next leg of my journey, onward to Thailand.  I took a Limousine bus directly from the Park Hyatt to Terminal 1 at Narita.  I've always enjoyed my visits to Narita airport, such ...
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