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Flights to Tokyo

I'm going to Japan for a Job and I do not want to take a direct. I'd rather try and cut the trip in half, get a hotel somewhere one night / day and continue on my trip to Tokyo the next day. The 13 hour flight from O'hare to Tokyo, then the hour and half flight up to Misawa straight through is fucking miserable. Any ideas on where to connect through between here and Tokyo would be great.

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LA or San Fran would be your best bet.

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yes I concur. LA is good. The last time I went. I flew to LA, then to hawaii, then to Korea, and then Japan.

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Bouncing through LA and Hawaii sounds good. My company makes us book through Orbitz and the search engine isn't showing either of those cities.

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how about seattle?

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Damn, good deal for you, you lucky duck. Ima be in Tokyo for 10 days in September with another friend. Super pumped about it. Whatchoo going to do over there?

Also flight from Hell A to Tokyo/Narita is the longest part of that trip just so you do know...I flew from Hell A to Narita when I went ot China few years back. It was about 11 and a half hrs.

upgrade that shit to first class and you could recline flat for the whole trip and pass out by drinking copius amounts of booze. Also an option...

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My main destination is Misawa up in norther Japan. I may just have to bight the bullet and take the 13 hour hell flight straight from O'hare to Tokyo, then take a bus over to Narita and take JAL to Misawa.

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Take the non-stop flight. Difference between 8 and 13 hours is not much once you are on the plane. Bring some movies to watch, a book to read and noise cancelling headphones and you are good to go.

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all you people that think traveling for work is some sort of sweet deal clearly have never traveled for work, or you work some sort of cush sales job. Traveling for work usually means long hours, shitty airport delays, crappy travel food, and work piling up at the office.

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Yeah, it won't be so bad direct. Man up, and do that shit son!

This site is good btw. Gives you some tidbits of info before you come to Japan which might help

www.japan-guide.com

Look into a JRL pass before you go (I think that was what it was called)

Also VCook, I'm a consultant. I travel for work as my life. I'm actually in London right now for work. I agree some of the aspects of it suck, but some of the aspects of it kick major ass, like being around the nation/world, hotel points, airline upgrades.

I'm not complainin'...but I'm also single, so that helps...

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Direct isn't bad at all. I highly recommend the direct united from Chicago to Narita.

By the way, there is a sushi restaurant in narita in the united terminal by gate 32 that is AMAZING. better than a lot of the sushi i've had in tokyo. I get it every time i go to that airport.

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all you people that think traveling for work is some sort of sweet deal clearly have never traveled for work, or you work some sort of cush sales job. Traveling for work usually means long hours, shitty airport delays, crappy travel food, and work piling up at the office.
...or you're just a HUGE PUSSY

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all you people that think traveling for work is some sort of sweet deal clearly have never traveled for work, or you work some sort of cush sales job. Traveling for work usually means long hours, shitty airport delays, crappy travel food, and work piling up at the office.
shit when i traveled for work at the previous job, we had a $80 a day per diem on food and up to $200 per night on a hotel. i usually ate at nice restaurants but i do agree that when you do travel for work you are usually working longer hours.

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all you people that think traveling for work is some sort of sweet deal clearly have never traveled for work, or you work some sort of cush sales job. Traveling for work usually means long hours, shitty airport delays, crappy travel food, and work piling up at the office.
yep. its like u have something to do downtown but it takes 4 to 8 hours to travel to get there to do ur job and then on the way home another traffic jam happens and it takes you 4 to 8 hours to get back home. its not like ur traveling somewhere to goof off and have a good time for a week or 2.

nick - take the long flight and some ambien to sleep through the whole thing.
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yep. its like u have something to do downtown but it takes 4 to 8 hours to travel to get there to do ur job and then on the way home another traffic jam happens and it takes you 4 to 8 hours to get back home. its not like ur traveling somewhere to goof off and have a good time for a week or 2.

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Funny story to that point:

There was a girl who had to travel to the Berwyn for one of her projects. I had to fly to Richmond, VA for mine.

On a number of occasions, I made it to Richmond in just about the same amount of time it took her some mornings to get to Berwyn to her project (including the taxi, security, and flight time a lil over 3 hrs total). It really is all relative

And yes, Per Diem, super nice hotels on company dime. The +'s far outweigh the -'s in my opinion. I make much more when traveling then when staffed locally too.

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all you people that think traveling for work is some sort of sweet deal clearly have never traveled for work, or you work some sort of cush sales job. Traveling for work usually means long hours, shitty airport delays, crappy travel food, and work piling up at the office.
I agree with you... especially the last part...

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so are people full of shit then?

people say "i love my job cuz i travel"????


cuz id blow my brains out if i had to go to the airport, get raped, get on a plane, with some fat ass next to me, land, find luggage, take a taxi, get to some site, go back to airport, get raped get on plane, smell someone rip ass, get off plane, find luggage, find chicago ticket on vehicle.
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Seriously...whose trips to the airport are THAT traumatizing?

I've rarely checked luggage unless it's a long trip and when I have, luggage always takes max 15 mins to come out, avg 5... (these things run much more efficiently then people give it credit for how much shit is coming and going).

I've VERY RARELY sat next to smellies and fatties, and absolutely no one ever ripped any ass (that I could smell at least) next to me. Most profesisonals are clean and quiet. (not that there aren't the occasional exception, but you take that as it comes)

I've never gotten a ticket on my bike when I came back (if you have the proper stickers you won't get a ticket),

never "gotten raped",

never had an issue with a taxi (company pays for it so it's basically a call up chauffer), getting off the plane takes a little patience but Christ it's not that bad.

People bitch and moan so much about the airport and honestly most poeple because they bring the pain on themselves by not being prepared. Know the rules, know the routine and it's not that bad.

Accidents can happen everywhere, so it's not all peachy kean, but few commutes to work by car are that much more fantastic.

I'm in London and being paid a good amount daily over my regular pay to be here. I'm flying to Japan completely free, and staying 10 days in nice hotels completely free because of my travel.

I love my job cuz I travel. I love my job for all the benefits that come with that travel too

As your attorney, I advise to you take this acid

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Ah taledarkside...your response earns you rep, cause that movie fucking rules

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Ah taledarkside...your response earns you rep, cause that movie fucking rules

i couldn't stand watching the movie, because I can't stand when something goes wrong so much. Now i enjoy watching it when it comes on.
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Oh, c'mon that movie is just classic clusterfuck hilarious. I miss John Candy's campy comedy stylings also

That lady is also so saccharin cheery in her roles in movies. Farris Beuler lady? Gold

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take the straight flight. jal has movies and even video games to keep you busy and the food isn't bad. then like doc said, bring ambien in case you get bored... and at least the stewardesses are cute. they're not like the men in skirts i always get stuck with on southwest.

and if you'll be around tokyo for a little bit, you've got to hit up this little bar called 'kagaya.' freakin crazy place.

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