Op-Up to C on NH201 NRT to LHR Feb 9th 2013

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  1. sendaiben
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    Either I just got upgraded for the first time, or ANA is playing a very mean trick on me :p

    Just checked in online for my flight to London tomorrow, and I'm in 7D (booked the cheapest economy fare). What's going on?

    Please please please let this be real :cool:
     
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    op-ups do happen. Two of my best:

    cheapest econ bucket on UA, op uped from econ to first class on HKG-ORD. I was 1K at the time (back when it meant something:))

    had a super cheap auction website ticket in biz class on Thai, was op uped to first class KIX-LAX

    Wishing you good luck !!!
     
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    It is real until they saw you at check in and had no choice but to downgrade you because they don't want to scare other passengers :p enjoy the flight and take lots of pictures :)
     
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    Yeah, I'm just waiting for the 'I'm so sorry Mr SDJ, there's been a mistake with your booking' and the 'we also gave away your exit seat so your in a middle seat at the back of economy'...
     
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    Well that did happen before on CX to other people :p
     
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    Just checked in: premium class to Tokyo, C to London :D
     
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    Wait for the flashing red light when you board at NRT LOL
     
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    A great start to my trip!

    This route (SDJ-NRT) is normally served by a tiny bombardier aircraft, but I guess because of the long weekend we've got something bigger with premium class :)

    Four upgrade points later, and it's going to be a sweet flight to Narita.

    In the lounge at Sendai, it's pretty empty (love flying at weekends, there's no-one with status).

    I just noticed, EVERY seat in the lounge has two power sockets built into it... now that's good design!
     
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    Mostly empty lounge at SDJ (it was remodeled/renovated in November last year)



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    7:35 am, and there's a guy in here drinking beer ;)
     
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    Just make sure it doesn't end tragically and behave yourself in C lol And don't wet your pants this time although I know you would love to do it again

    So they use a bigger plane because of long weekend but the lounge is empty!? :eek:
     
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    Yeah, it's full of students connecting to international flights (I suspect that's why I got op-up'd -the check in lady told me the flight was oversold, then said 'you're very lucky' :D
     
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    Peak travel season for Chinese too since it's close to CNY. Probably op-up heaven on CX in the next few days too
     
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    Here's my seat (1A) in premium class. Had the whole cabin to myself as no-one else was stupid enough to get a premium class seat for a 50-minute flight ;)

    With 20 unused upgrade points, however, spending four of them on this was a no-brainer :D



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    Breakfast was great, and the CA was perfect: courteous, friendly, and attentive :)

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    A beautiful sunny day. We had a bit of turbulence shortly after taking off, but all good after that :)

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    Arrived at Narita, hung a sharp right into the international transfers corridor, and was airside in about two minutes, including security and passport control.

    I love Narita sometimes :D
     
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    or you have scared them off :p
     
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    The ANA lounge in Narita. The food is pretty bad, but the lounge is okay, and great once you leave the crowded bit by the entrance.

    Take a right and head to the back of the lounge near the day beds for some peace and quiet (and people watching in the concourse below) :)



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    well it's breakfast time so I don't expect much :p Do they open the udon bar during breakfast?
     
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    Yeah, but I'm not a fan.

    JAL does food much better -at the very least, you can get some decent curry!
     
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    I'm really impressed with Passbook on the iPhone... even passport control was fine with it :)



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    actually NO! No curry in the morning

    At least they make an effort to open it. CX didn't open their noodle bar at The Pier until 11am but strangely The Wing's noodle bar was opened :eek:
     
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    but i still like a physical boarding pass more
     
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    Heh, I no longer have the compulsion to hoard random bits of rubbish ;)
     

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