One of these flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo, on All Nippon Airlines (ANA), has a 55 minute window to connect on a different plane to Manila.
For me, 55 minutes is cutting it real short!!
I am wondering how convoluted the Tokyo airport is for making connections?
For example, the airport in Taipei is a zoo to me.....from the arrival terminal to another departure terminal, via moving sidewalks, to a shuttle train. 55 minutes would put me in a mini panic there.
I like 1.5 hrs. or 2 hours between flights.......coffee, a leak and some window shopping at the various outlets .......it's all good.
Question to those who have flown into Tokyo and then onward on a different plane......is that airport doable for a 55 minute connection window between arrival and departure terminals?
That is cuttin' it too close for me. Even if my departure from Tokyo was the same airline (but different plane)
I would be also stressing out. So many variables affect your timely arrival to Tokyo from LAX -- one of which
is weather delays. Out of curiosity, would that airline compensate you for missing your onward ANA flight to
Manila? Perhaps an upgrade, overnight hotel or monetary compensation......
Respectfully -- Jake
Beats me really on your question Jake....I have no clue.
I usually use China Airlines from LAX, as they arrive in Manila mid-morning rather than at night.
Right now China's fares are over the top compared to ANA. Like $1450 vs. $1100.00
For $350 clams I will boot my loyalty to China out the back window.
Come on summer promos!!!!
A slight right turn on this same general topic:....Do any airline experts know if there are communications between incoming and outgoing connecting flights, with whatever method they use, if any...... know that there are incoming passengers that need to get on outgoing flight XY at XB time and will wait for those passengers?
And, if they do communicate in some manner, will they wait for those who have a short connection window?
As an example...let's say Joe the traveler has a short window (using the 55 minutes) for making his onward connection and knowing (or not) the incoming flights "real time" gate arrival schedules, would they, or do they know, that in fact Joe is hotfooting it down to departure gate B, while all the other passengers are already on board with headsets plugged in and grumbling under their breath "what is the holdup?"
Perhaps anyone who has flown, has heard the announcement "Attention Mr Joe, please report to gate 4 immediately"