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  1. Just noticed yesterday that our flight now goes to Haneda instead of Narita. I was just routinely checking our flights and noticed the change. I got no notice from Delta. There was a message that the flight had changed when I looked at the reservation. Our departure time changed by 15 minutes so not a big change. Now I can figure out how to get to our hotel. Thanks everyone.
  2. I made these reservations in the past week so obviously it hasn’t changed yet. I will call Delta in the near future. Thank you.
  3. We are booked on the nonstop Delta flight from Atlanta to Tokyo on April 9, 2020. Delta is supposedly no longer using Narita but will change to Haneda in March. So, it looks as though we will be flying into Haneda. The reason I would like to know sooner than later is that I am trying to organize tours and don't want to schedule one if we will still be in the air. I am sure the departure times will be different. If it is really much later, we could arrive a day later than originally planned. I realize Haneda will be much more convenient to central Tokyo. I just need to know about flight times so I can figure out how and when we will tour Tokyo. My reservation still says Narita as does Delta's website when I do a dummy booking. They have changed the ones from Minneapolis that involve a connection. Just curious as to when Delta will inform us. Yes, I know to check the reservation periodically for changes. Thank you.
  4. I just made reservations on Delta last Friday. It still has our nonstop flight to Tokyo arriving at NRT. That will probably change. On the way home from Singapore we fly to Seoul on Korean Air and then nonstop from there to Atlanta. Yes, a long time to get home. But, I was able to limit connections. Hopefully all goes as planned.
  5. There were no dessert choices on the menu my husband received the day before. I agree this all has to do with communication. We repeat passengers need to know what things are in comparison to the older versions. We did speak to the head waiter about this issue. Again we were directed to the plant based options. The chef was not available to answer our questions. On the Nautica we met with the head chef and maitre’d, but on this short cruise we were just given the menus. Lyn, the iced cappuccino is still on the menu but not the no sugar added one just the regular version. It is so good! We do not utilize Terrace so perhaps there were options there. Usually if that is the case, the wait staff will indicate that. My husband said he did not see any sugar free cookies at Baristas. I guess we just weren’t ready for such a drastic change from our May departure on the. Nautica to our July Insignia Cruise. Another learning curve.
  6. Thank you everyone! I ended up calling Delta to answer my question about upgrading one segment. Lo and behold the agent was able to get me the flights in Premium Select for an even lower price! I am happy. I did take the longer layover in Incheon to either see some of the city or get a dayroom and rest and shower. It will break up this very long trip. We got the nonstop flights to Tokyo and back from Seoul. The only part I’m concerned about is the overnight flight from Singapore to Seoul in economy on Korean Air. Three flights and no weird connections. Hopefully Premium Select will work on these long flights. It should be better than economy.
  7. Not sure how we would work a day in Seoul. I found another option still the Premium Select. There is a nonstoip flight to Atlanta with a 10 hour layover in Seoul for the same price. Is there a place where we could catch some sleep at the airport? I realize we would really only have about 6 hours to kill. Does Korean Air have a stopover program or would the 23 hour between flights be the max? I really appreciate your help as you have far more expertise than I do. Also, is there a way to use miles to upgrade the overnight flight from Singapore to Seoul? Thanks.
  8. We were just on the Insignia. There are no more sugar free desserts. Our waiter on several occasions pointed to the plant based options. My diabetic husband was not happy. Not everyone wants everything to be soy based. Plus there was only one plant based option unlike before when there were several sugar free options. We wondered what was in these "new" desserts and if there was something in them he should not have. Oceania needs to help us understand these new menus.. The waitstaff needs to be better informed so they can advise the passengers.
  9. Wow! Thank you for all the information. Using the time bar really helped. I have found Premium Select for $2120 approximately for each of us. Flights are as follows: ATL-NRT April 9 Premium Select on a Boeing 777-200LR SIN-ICN Ecoomy on a Boeing 777-300ER This is an overnight flight. ICN-DTW Premium Select on an Airbus 350-900 DTW-ATL Delta Comfort Airbus A320 This looks like a good choice. Are there any drawbacks? Yes, the first overnight flight from Singapore but this was the best I could find. Thank you all!
  10. We (there are two of us)need airfare from Atlanta to Tokyo on or about April 10. We want at least one day in Tokyo before we board the Nautica on April 13. There is a nonstop flight from Atlanta on Delta but I just read Delta is shifting their presence to the downtown airport. I am not sure how that will affect things. We also would like either comfort plus or premium economy. I know those are not the same. These are very long flights. We do not have enough miles to purchase business class even if we bought miles. We have both United and Delta miles. We prefer Delta if we must fly economy. Then we need a return flight from Singapore on or about May 3. This can be flexible if another date would give us better options. I also just read that Delta is ending its presence in Singapore which explains the many connections to get to Atlanta. It would mean Korean Air which I know nothing about. We could fly from Charlotte if there were better options. i need some suggestions as to where to look. I have checked both United and Delta. The former has better connections on the return but Delta has the nonstop on the outbound. Delta also has a premium select on some flights. I am not sure what this is so not sure if it is worth the additional money. I did check British Air from Charlotte. Price for premium economy and some business are more reasonable but it means American(not my favorite and no alliance with them) and connecting at Heathrow which can be difficult. From Heathrow it would be on BA. We are not opposed to a stopover if this would add to our comfort level. We are flexible with time.i tried to use the matrix website but there were so many options even when I used some filters. I also need to take in consideration layover times that we have enough time to go through any immigration, customs, and security. I am thinking at least three hours. Thank you for all suggestions.
  11. We are staying at Homewood Suites Miami Airport West for our upcoming cruise. We took the cruise package which includes one night hotel stay, parking for the duration of the cruise, and shuttle to POM. We will need Lyft to get back to the hotel after the cruise. We have stayed at this hotel before and used the shuttle to the port., but have not used the cruise parking feature. I can let you know how that works out in a month or so. I found this rate by going on the hotel’s website and checking special offers. This hotel was $50 cheaper than the Hampton Blue Lagoon. And, a lot cheaper that POM parking.
  12. Try the Columbus Motor Inn on Columbus Avenue. Not sure about $150 but we didn’t pay much more than that. We stayed three days. The location is excellent plus the bus stops right in front of the hotel. It isn’t fancy but it is clean and staff is very helpful. We walked to Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, the boat dock for Alcatraz, Chinatown, Lombard Street. We even took in a ball game which was super fun. Took the bus to and from for a very reasonable price. We used Lyft in from the airport and to the ship . San Francisco can be done reasonably. You just need to research. Good luck and have fun.
  13. Thank you, Steve. This was exactly the information I was looking for.
  14. We will need to get from San Pedro port to LAX(probably Delta) on Dec. 14 to catch our noonish flight. Should we rely on either of these ride services or use Super Shuttle or taxi? We will have one medium size bag each(there will be 2 of us). Which is most reliable and reasonable? Bruin Steve, I read you did this recently but you did not have a flight to catch. We do have a TSA and Global Entry which is not at the port. Interested in the cost. thank you.
  15. Thanks to all who responded. I finally got a paper map from AAA to see all the recommended places and routes. I did make reservations at the Hilton Garden in Calabasas and the à Résidence Inn in Yorba Linda. Bruin Steve, your suggestions several years ago were spot on. My husband loved the Luxe hotel near UCLA. You have raised an interesting dilemma: the Getty Villa which we have not been to or the other Getty which we have been to! I can always change these reservations but at least we have them. Thanks for the rental car information. Monterey worked out. Returning the car to San Pedro did work but the agency closes at 1 pm so here’s hoping we can get there from Yorba Linda in 3-4 hours. We didn’t want to leave that early but we will do it to save getting to the port from LAX. two other pieces to complete: flights which are through the roof price wise and figuring how to get to LAX from San Pedro on disembarkation day. Thanks again. We are excited to see Southern California.
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