Cheap Flight

Posted October 28th, 2010 in Ume's Interests 2 Comments »

I’m subscribed to many airline newsletters and sometimes receive very cheap flight deals.  It’s very exciting when you find a very cheap airfare and start to plan your holiday!

My friend recently booked a return flight from Perth to Haneda, Tokyo.  Haneda Airport has been the main domestic airport for Tokyo, however, it completed a new runway and international terminal building in October 2010 and started handling an increased number of international flights. (an interesting blog about Haneda’s New International Terminal →

A flight from Eastern states to Japan is much cheaper than from Perth to Japan.  And, as my house is in Western side of Japan (near Kyoto), the closest airport is Kansai (KIX) or Centrair (NGO) but there is no direct flight from Perth to neither KIX nor NGO.  So, I need to transit somewhere on the way.

Perth → Another City in Australia → Osaka

Perth → Another Country → Osaka

Perth → Tokyo → Osaka

The cheapest option is great, but I also don’t want to transit many times, especially with a bub.  I don’t know if it’s better to fly to Tokyo first then take a Shinkansen (a bullet train) to my house. (transit in Japan)  Actually, Shinkansen stops at the train station near my house (just 10 minutes by car) so my family doesn’t need to drive for 2 hours to KIX (even though they enjoy the drive) to pick us up.  I feel safer transiting in my own country too.  However, I don’t want to imagine the crowd in Tokyo and the travel from airport to Tokyo JR station to catch a Shinkansen…

Hmmm, I will need to search more to find out which way is the easiest and the cheap option for us to travel.  


2 Comments on “Cheap Flight”

  1. 1 Megan said at 9:44 am on October 29th, 2010:

    Oh, it is so disappointing that we never get cheap flights to Japan, like they do in the Eastern States.
    I think you should fly to Tokyo, then catch the Shinkansen. Maybe if you have lots of luggage you could send it from the airport to your house with Takuhaibin. We used that service a lot when we were in Japan.
    Good luck with your planning. How wonderful that you will be going back to Japan to show everyone your new baby!

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:32 am on October 29th, 2010:


    Thanks for your great advice!
    My husband actually hasn’t been to Tokyo yet (he wants to but didn’t have chance last couple of times). Maybe it’s a good chance to just explore Tokyo : we could stay in Tokyo for a couple of days too. 😀

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