Sunday, April 4, 2010

Japan travel question

We are trying to get to Japan from New York this coming summer. We are traveling with a 3 year old and the flights all leave during the day, which would mean 15 hours on the plane. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to work in a stop over on this trip. None of the major carriers offer a reasonable transfer. None of the flights I see leave at night. Am I missing something?

thanks, Mamarandi

Japan travel question

No, you%26#39;re not missing anything. If you insist on a layover, you can connect in LAX for example. Overall, it will be a longer trip. Try to see routing options.

Japan travel question

Hi Dave: Thanks, not sure what to do now...maybe another destination and save Japan for another time.

Happy travels,


Flights from US to Tokyo typically arrive late afternoon, meaning they have to depart the US in the morning or early afternoon the day before. If you want to take a night flight, you%26#39;d have to connect at places like Seoul. In that case, you might as well take a direct flight and land at Tokyo instead.

If you want to break up the journey, you can take an early morning flight from NYC to Los Angeles and connect from there.

Personally, I suggest you just do the direct flight and get it over with. The longer the journey, the more tired you will feel when you arrive.

Hi mamarandi,

I agree with sammyfloyds suggestion. Do the flight in one hit. Though 15 hours is a long haul, at least it%26#39;s a day flight so you%26#39;ll be well and truly ready for bed when you arrive.


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