• I used it last Saturday and can't wait to not use it again for a while. It was much slower than standard domestic security screening because of the number of people who had tissues, or handkerchiefs in their otherwise empty pockets. (After the USA, this is normal for seasoned business travelers o...

  • The best solution I have found after carrying wine to Japan on at least 30 occasions is Transbottle. http://www.transbottle.com/en/  I throw it in my suitcase which usually gets handled by two different airlines and crews and there is never a problem. Every other solution I have tried has ba...

  • Lots and lots of overhead photos with a screen conveniently blocking some of the space below but not a single picture of the footwell. As another writer (Ian62) has noted, the SQ footwells can be horrible. But we can't see the footwell space and given how carefully they were avoided perhaps Finna...

  • Haneda is privately owned and dramatically more efficient and interesting than Narita. I have been to Tokyo well over 200 times over 20 years and that extra hour it takes to get to Narita really gets long. Moving in and around Haneda is faster and easier as well. I wish there would be a Saturday ...

  • Until last year I travelled every month to Tokyo and have done so for 15 years. I like the free market and this tie up would absolutely screw customers. JAL and QF look for every opportunity to push their J prices up (which is why I changed every month's travel) and the tieup might be convenient,...

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  • US ESTA required?

    Mar 14, 2018, 04:34 PM

    I have an APEC card and regularly use it in the USA. I absolutely need ESTA approval which usually takes a day (but allow longer, why take the risk) and certainly never needed a paper copy although I have the receipt on my laptop in case customs asks (and they never have because I couldn't check ...

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