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theResidentApr. 04, 2014 - 12:22PM JST
No difference - apart from the annoying amount of 1 yen coins I now have in my pocket. And 'Probie'...Jeff is correct.
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theResidentMar. 28, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
@Jeff - Other than SQ, who fly the A380 daily to Los Angeles, I am struggling to think of another carrier that uses an Airbus between Japan and the US.
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theResidentMar. 04, 2014 - 05:57PM JST
Hi Jeff, Yep, thats just short haul, and I believe the old regional seat - so yes, not fantastic. You'd need to be on one of the 777-300ER's or 787's (long haul version) to get the 'Staggered' flat seat. The new regional business class 'cradle' is an updated, far more comfortable version of what you travelled on, and is on some 787's and the newer 767-300ER's. What you flew on, will be phased out as further 787's are delivered.
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theResidentMar. 04, 2014 - 01:13PM JST
who thumbed me down for my last comment/question?? I find that mildly amusing.
theResidentMar. 04, 2014 - 08:25AM JST
@JeffLee: ANA's staggered business on the real premium routes is really very good and IS a semi private compartment/booth especially if you have the window seat. its 1-2-1 seating, 1-1-1 on the 787. May I ask which route you flew on?
theResidentFeb. 10, 2014 - 11:45PM JST
I echo Coconut - good for him. Why the hell not, if you've got all that money?? Ah, I just forgot, I'm on a forum mostly populated by Socialist English Teachers!!!
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theResidentFeb. 02, 2014 - 10:44PM JST
@JeffLee: I do not recall being negative towards pilots of US airlines. Guess you haven't eaten the food on JAL or ANA in biz or first recently. Really quite excellent.
Posted in: What do you think of airline food? Has it improved much over the past few years?
theResidentFeb. 02, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
One small problem with you comment 'globalwatcher', is that you define UA an airline to begin with. I don't think that the US airline industry is a benchmark on quality of air travel, let alone the food. SimondB has it right, the airlines can't afford to be that fussy outside Business/First Class food, especially when it comes to presentation. However, I do believe that the actual quality of the food in ALL classes among Asian and European airlines has got better. Can't comment on UA, as I prefer to fly on modern planes, and their fleet, apart from a few 787's is 'aged' to say the least.
theResidentJan. 31, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
No problem at all. Well said Trevor.
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theResidentJan. 29, 2014 - 08:43AM JST
He has every right to be angry, it's HIS work, that he put HIS time into. How would you feel? Pulp Fiction? B-Movie? Seriously - We'd all be stunned if a movie of that quality was released now.
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theResidentJan. 28, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
@gogogo! Its not a joke!
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theResidentJan. 28, 2014 - 05:26PM JST
@IronBeard: If you're Japanese , don't speak English and need the subtitles you would. You may have spotted you are on a website called 'Japan Today'.
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theResidentJan. 28, 2014 - 08:56AM JST
It stil gets funnier the more times I watch it - especially after a drink on the big screen in the living room.
Posted in: ANA pulls TV ad after online furor
theResidentJan. 22, 2014 - 08:50AM JST
@max: No - I thought they were funny and still do, as much as I think the ANA commercial is funny. When did everything become so PC?
theResidentJan. 22, 2014 - 08:29AM JST
Haha. I see, but it was acceptable for American and European Media up until the mid 2000's to stereotype Asians with yellow skin, slit eyes and wok hats,was it?? Or let alone some of the appalling ads I can remember in the UK for Indian food! This ad is nowhere as offensive as any of that!
theResidentJan. 22, 2014 - 08:19AM JST
The ad just gets funnier everytime I watch it. Don't understand why anyone would be upset.
theResidentJan. 21, 2014 - 06:13PM JST
You know, the more I watch it, the funnier the ad becomes.
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theResidentJan. 21, 2014 - 04:46PM JST
...this is something that Daily Mail readers would get annoyed about.
theResidentJan. 21, 2014 - 12:16PM JST
well said rlancy! Hopefully that puts an end to this ridiclous discussion!
theResidentJan. 20, 2014 - 10:02PM JST
@smith: Bloody good airline. Will continue to fly. Don't overreact like some left wing radiical intellectual. Its harmless, mildy funny but overall a little ignorant. Hardly 'little black samba stuff'! Chill a little, please.
Apr. 18, 2014 - 10:44PM JST
" An extremely macho, hierarchical culture that seems to recruit those with a lot of pent-up…
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Leave the whales alone..Karma will get you otherwise.
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Apr. 18, 2014 - 10:37PM JST
Talk about paranoia...Seriously...the Chinese are going to come when it rains?
It's one of the first…
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As Mr Thunderbird pointed out, the helmsman is at the helm. And the Captain is not…
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Apr. 18, 2014 - 10:28PM JST
AGAIN??! The J-cops are going full out this year. Tomorrow it'll be up-the-skirt cameras and cops…