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17h flight in Y in a 787

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17h flight in Y in a 787

From SFO to SIN with UA. Comfortable and tolerable in Y on a 787 for 17h?

Or just go LAX to TPE with EVA 14h flight in J?
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We rode a 787 on a 14 hour flight. It was very cramped. 17 hours would be an endurance test if you are at all tall.
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Is this even a real question: J vs Y?
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J hands down. 787 is cramped.
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ascguy wrote: We rode a 787 on a 14 hour flight. It was very cramped. 17 hours would be an endurance test if you are at all tall.
Never rode in a 787 before so I figured maybe Y is better since it's a recent plane.

No J for that particular AP flight for the date so I will keep on looking!
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McKinsey wrote: Is this even a real question: J vs Y?
+1... I'll take a flight with 2 stops in j over a direct in y for such a long journey
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Seks wrote: From SFO to SIN with UA. Comfortable and tolerable in Y on a 787 for 17h?

Or just go LAX to TPE with EVA 14h flight in J?
Go for J. Lots EVA reward seats in business class til the end of this year... Just redeemed 6 for Christmas.
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No Y seat would ever compare to a J seat, i don't care how new the aircraft is

it seems like you don't really care where you go, so I would definitely take the one with the most time in J
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Seks wrote: From SFO to SIN with UA. Comfortable and tolerable in Y on a 787 for 17h?
Hopefully they don't have the squishy seats (i.e. no hard back). Because if you get a tall guy behind you, you'll have a set of knees in your back - very uncomfortable.
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ChanelJ12 wrote: Go for J. Lots EVA reward seats in business class til the end of this year... Just redeemed 6 for Christmas.
I do see some of them for my plan that's occuring in 2 months time. I gotta try to piece together good segments and one that works.
c_snapper wrote: No Y seat would ever compare to a J seat, i don't care how new the aircraft is

it seems like you don't really care where you go, so I would definitely take the one with the most time in J
I wanted to do an open-jaw YYC-BKK MNL-YYC. But haven't been able to find a YYC-BKK itinerary that suits my needs. I did find an MNL-YYC one so I ended up snatching that one as a one-way. MNL-ICN-LAX-YYC. First 2 segments OZ, last segment AC, all in J. $75 each plus the AP. There was also one suitable MNL-YYC itinerary which involve BR for $25 each plus the AP. But decided to go OZ. When I looked again 2 hrs later, the ICN-LAX only had F, which is not what I'm willing to put out more AP for.

I now have to keep on looking for the YYC-BKK one-way. Trying to avoid getting to BKK +2 days.

BTW, because I have a one-way for the MNL-YYC, would AP let me change from two one-way to open-jaw if the next little while I find a one-way YYC-BKK that works?

The ICN-LAX segment is on an airbus 380. If I can find a YYC-BKK that has a boeing 787 segment, that be a bonus :)

I also see YYC-BKK which involves crossing the atlantic, going to either LHR or FRA and then onwards. Seems a lot more scamcharges for that journey.
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c_snapper wrote: can you do YYC to BKK via TPE on BR?
AC 578 YYC 19:25 LAX 21:38 320 0 YS+
-> BR 11 LAX 00:05 +1 TPE 05:15 +2 77W 0 CS+
-> TG 637 TPE 07:50 +2 BKK 10:35 +2 330 0 CS+
For a wed or a fri and it's $202 + AP. Shitty thing is the 1st segment for both wed and fri is in Y but at least it's not long haul.
AC 201 YYC 06:00 YVR 06:26 320 0 YS+
-> AC 7 YVR 13:30 HKG 17:25 +1 77W 0 WS+
-> TG 639 HKG 19:05 +1 BKK 20:45 +1 330 0 YS+

AC 201 YYC 06:00 YVR 06:26 320 0 YS+
-> AC 7 YVR 13:30 HKG 17:25 +1 77W 0 WS+
-> TG 607 HKG 20:45 +1 BKK 22:25 +1 747 0 YS+

AC/QK 8690 YYC 10:00 YVR 10:25 CRA 0 YS+
-> AC 7 YVR 13:30 HKG 17:25 +1 77W 0 WS+
-> TG 639 HKG 19:05 +1 BKK 20:45 +1 330 0 YS+

AC/QK 8690 YYC 10:00 YVR 10:25 CRA 0 YS+
-> AC 7 YVR 13:30 HKG 17:25 +1 77W 0 WS+
-> TG 607 HKG 20:45 +1 BKK 22:25 +1 747 0 YS+
Also for wed but the long haul is all in W. Wonder what the chances are for J being released for them?

AC 201 YYC 06:00 YVR 06:26 320 0 CS+
-> AC 7 YVR 13:30 HKG 17:25 +1 77W 0 WS+
-> TG 607 HKG 20:45 +1 BKK 22:25 +1 747 0 FS+

AC 201 YYC 06:00 YVR 06:26 320 0 CS+ YS+
-> AC 29 YVR 12:20 PEK 14:10 +1 77W 0 CS+ WS+
-> TG 615 PEK 17:05 +1 BKK 21:15 +1 773 0 YS+
For a thurs. First itinerary, 2nd segment in W. Second itinerary, I guess the 3rd segment being in Y is OK (??) but it's $375 + AP though.

Trying to convince my travelling partner to go on a Wed.
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Seks wrote: From SFO to SIN with UA. Comfortable and tolerable in Y on a 787 for 17h?

Or just go LAX to TPE with EVA 14h flight in J?
J - why would you do otherwise?

I've taken that UA SFO-SIN flight. It is a 15 hour flight - all at night on the way there. I'm a normal sized person, but I got stuck between two white dudes in a middle seat - I wouldn't recommend that flight in Y unless you're a skinny Asian kid.
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Found a YYC-LAX-TPE-BKK, all on J :) Had to call in though to Aeroplan to piece together that one due to the TPE-BKK segment.

AC 570 YYC 07:45 LAX 09:58 320 0 CS+
BR 5 LAX 11:55 TPE 17:05 +1 77W 0 CS+
TG 637 TPE 07:50 BKK 10:35 330 0 CS+

Was trying to merge this with a one-way MNL-ICN-LAX-YYC I already booked few days earlier to make it into a multi-city (YYC-LAX-TPE (stop for 2 nights)-BKK (stop)-MNL (destination)-ICN-LAX-YYC) or OJ (between BKK and MNL) but the $100 change fee per direction per person, which makes it $400 total, and the surcharges/taxes were bothersome. My mistake for booking the MNL-YYC too soon.
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On a side note, has anyone taken EVA from Toronto-Taipei? If so, was it the new or the old J layout? Thanks in advance!
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McKinsey wrote: On a side note, has anyone taken EVA from Toronto-Taipei? If so, was it the new or the old J layout? Thanks in advance!
Just did it a few months ago and it is the new layout with new pajamas +wifi.
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ChanelJ12 wrote: Just did it a few months ago and it is the new layout with new pajamas +wifi.
Thanks for the confirmation!
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Just to answer the original question, I've flown Y in a 787 a few times and it wasn't that bad, but I paid for the row 18 bulkhead seats and my flights were only 11hrs max and I sleep well on overnights. I don't know if I could do 17hrs in a regular Y seat.

I am trying to book the following in J for Nov: YYZ to SGN or HAN via TPE (with few days stopover), and then return from CEB or MNL to YYZ. The multi-city option won't work online but the agent I spoke to said it's a valid award routing - open jaw with one stopover. Anyone get this to work without going through an agent?
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GPS wrote: Just to answer the original question, I've flown Y in a 787 a few times and it wasn't that bad, but I paid for the row 18 bulkhead seats and my flights were only 11hrs max and I sleep well on overnights. I don't know if I could do 17hrs in a regular Y seat.

I am trying to book the following in J for Nov: YYZ to SGN or HAN via TPE (with few days stopover), and then return from CEB or MNL to YYZ. The multi-city option won't work online but the agent I spoke to said it's a valid award routing - open jaw with one stopover. Anyone get this to work without going through an agent?
When I try to generate a one-way YYC-BKK, TPE is never an option. So I do it segment by segment YYC-TPE TPE-BKK. There isn't a way for me to book the latter online so I have to go thru the agent ($30 per tix). It actually comes out way cheaper than the other routings generated by YYC-BKK

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