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  1. I previously posted: After reading through many of these comments, questions and answers, I feel like a cruise rookie even though we been on over a dozen cruises. We and another couple are going on Regent’s March 2020 cruise from Tokyo to Bangkok. It will be our second cruise on Regent. On our previous cruise we signed up about 60 days before the cruise so we didn’t really have the “Custom Air” option. We have just pasted the 270 day mark so we are in the Custom Air window. There is currently a lot of discussion among the four travelers regarding paying the $175/per person fee for Custom Air. Our departure city will be Detroit, a Delta hub. Delta has a nice direct non stop flight to Tokyo. Also Delta, partnering with Korean Air, has a one stop (Seoul) return from Bangkok to Detroit. Some in the group believe Regent being a “high quality, first class, luxury cruise line” will most certainly book us on these “obviously” convenient flights. We wouldn’t know until 75 days before the cruise! So far Regent hasn’t given us a clue. Any thoughts or comments? New update and Post; Regent has told us that Delta was not discounting either non stop flights and likely will not, and therefore those flights were not available to us. We decided to take Regent’s offer of a one stop from Detroit, in Seattle, in route to Tokyo. On the return from Bangkok, to Seoul, then to Atlanta and finally back to Detroit. All flights are Delta “flights”, but two are operated by Korean Air, a Delta partner. We can access and change seats on all the five flights. All are Business or First Class and five different types of planes: 757, A330, A380, 747 and A321. Glad that’s done!
  2. Hello rallydave, Thanks for reviewing my posts. Don’t due very often, probably shows! My original contact on Tuesday with with Regent was in the form of questions regarding their contract status with Delta for the Detroit to Tokyo flight. The following day, they turned it into a formal Custom Air request. Regent says I should have a reply within 72 hours, but usually within two business days. Their time is about up. We are arriving 3 days before the cruise begins as part of a Regent pre cruise land package, so whether we “deviate” or not we will arrive 3 days prior to our cruise.
  3. Hello Travelcat2, Thank you for all your comments! You obviously have a lot of experience with Regent., and at looking and finding flights. Our travel dates are March 3 to Tokyo, returning from Bangkok March 27. We arrive 3 days before the cruise begins. Looking forward to seeing Tokyo. The flights we’re looking at are Delta 275 to Tokyo, it’s the only non stop I’ve found on Matrix. Return flights in general seem to either go through Tokyo or Seoul. Not sure we care which because from either Delta has a non stop to Detroit. Looking at Delta 7918 to Seoul operated by Korean Air because it’s a code share partner with Delta. Then Delta 158 to Detroit.
  4. Thanks for the comments, they are appreciated! We have flown Delta internationally many times and don’t have access to Cathay Pacific or EVA for these flights in and out of Detroit. Also these flights use Delta’s new A350 flagship planes with their latest business class seating. AMERICAN Airlines always means connecting through Chicago or Dallas , United requires connections through IAD, IAW etc. We have done this twice, always with connection issues. Some of the non US airlines probably offer better food and inflight service but Delta’s has always been reasonable and on time! We are waiting to hear from Regent on our flight choices.
  5. After reading through many of these comments, questions and answers, I feel like a cruise rookie even though we been on over a dozen cruises. We and another couple are going on Regent’s March 2020 cruise from Tokyo to Bangkok. It will be our second cruise on Regent. On our previous cruise we signed up about 60 days before the cruise so we didn’t really have the “Custom Air” option. We have just pasted the 270 day mark so we are in the Custom Air window. There is currently a lot of discussion among the four travelers regarding paying the $175/per person fee for Custom Air. Our departure city will be Detroit, a Delta hub. Delta has a nice direct non stop flight to Tokyo. Also Delta, partnering with Korean Air, has a one stop (Seoul) return from Bangkok to Detroit. Some in the group believe Regent being a “high quality, first class, luxury cruise line” will most certainly book us on these “obviously” convenient flights. We wouldn’t know until 75 days before the cruise! So far Regent hasn’t given us a clue. Any thoughts or comments?
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