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11. Posted by ikey (Full Member 172 posts) 9y

Quoting starlight2

How did you find a non-stop flight from NYC - Tokyo?? & it's only 13 hours?? ... I am flying from Boston - Tokyo in august but there is a change of planes in Chicago ... from Boston - Chicago it's 3 Hours & from Chicago - Tokyo it's 13 Hours ... so that's 16 hours.

... Oh wait ... going home the total flight time is 13 hours .. what? How can the times be different?! O_o

Are you including the time difference between each city?

12. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

Quoting ikey

Quoting starlight2

How did you find a non-stop flight from NYC - Tokyo?? & it's only 13 hours?? ... I am flying from Boston - Tokyo in august but there is a change of planes in Chicago ... from Boston - Chicago it's 3 Hours & from Chicago - Tokyo it's 13 Hours ... so that's 16 hours.

... Oh wait ... going home the total flight time is 13 hours .. what? How can the times be different?! O_o

Are you including the time difference between each city?

No it just says on the paper.

Total Flight Time: Boston - Chicago [2Hrs 44Mins], Chicago - Tokyo [12Hr 55Mins]

13. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 9y

"... Oh wait ... going home the total flight time is 13 hours .. what? How can the times be different?! O_o

... Oh wait ... going home the total flight time is 13 hours .. what? How can the times be different?! O_o[/quote]"

I fly from Boston to either Chicago or Detroit and from there to Japan pretty often, the return flight is always a little shorter between Japan and the U.S. I think it has to do with flying into the wind or having the wind at your back.

Detroit to Narita going over 12 hr. 55 min. Coming back Narita to Detroit the times are 11 hrs. 45 minutes. About the same difference when I fly used to fly UA through Chicago.

P.S. (starlight2) When UA and NWA have about the same price from Boston to
Asia, I choose NWA because their departure times from Boston are almost always a little later than UA and I can take the T into Ruggles and from there to the airport by subway. Most of my flights to Asia recently have been on NWA because of the later departure time. Arrival in Asia is almost the same time.

14. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Re not handing out enough drinks on the plane - if you can be bothered to go as far as the bit where the crew sit, they let you have as many drinks and nibbly snacks as you like, whenever you like. I only discovered this recently, and it's been a revelation. :)

15. Posted by starlight2 (Full Member 108 posts) 9y

Quoting karazyal

P.S. (starlight2) When UA and NWA have about the same price from Boston to
Asia, I choose NWA because their departure times from Boston are almost always a little later than UA and I can take the T into Ruggles and from there to the airport by subway. Most of my flights to Asia recently have been on NWA because of the later departure time. Arrival in Asia is almost the same time.

Ahh yes I am taking United ... the only choices on the site for the 1st leg of the trip [Boston - Chicago] were American Airlines, United Airlines, or Delta[<--more expensive] ... then the second leg [Chicago - Tokyo] was only a choice between Japan Airlines/All Nippon Airways .... so I choose United/Japan Airlines

I've only been on a plane once before, on Delta from Boston - Orlando .. so this will be a long trip for me ... longest I have sat in a seat is 6-8 Hours .... so like yeap, haha & it doesn't help that I have a back problem ... which makes my knees/feet sometimes swell if I sit/stand too long ... : [

As far as the subway goes I'm being driven there with a car by my husband, so I don't have to work around the subway schedule [thankfully] ... my flight leaves at 8:55AM ... and should I be there 2 or 3 hours before? ....

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