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8 Nights in Tokyo (Departing LHR / Jan departure / Including 23kg checked baggage) £497p/p (total £994) @ Travel Genio / Booking.com
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8 Nights in Tokyo (Departing LHR / Jan departure / Including 23kg checked baggage) £497p/p (total £994) @ Travel Genio / Booking.com

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Posted 18th Jul

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I thought this was a decent price for a 8 night trip to Tokyo

1) Book your flight. Aeroflot. 12th - 20th Jan 2020. The flight involves one short stop in Moscow in each direction (Russian visa NOT required). Checked baggage included. Cost £312p/p

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2) Book your accommodation. I have selected the Tokyo Kugahara apartments which are very well reviewed and have excellent free wifi. Total cost £390 (£185p/p). Of course feel free to choose other alternative accommodation.

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Aeroflot? Lol, no thanks
Aeroflot international flights are ok. Not worth going out of your way for, but perfectly adequate, although the onboard service doesn't have much flourish.

What I will go out of my way for is a transit in Moscow. The airports are anything but modern, have some of the rudest and inflexible staff I have experienced and regularly get reviews from others in a similar manner. And the airside retail exploits the captive market of travellers with rip off prices to a level that the capitalistic west would usually be ashamed of.

The other thing is that if there is any delay or issue with your flight which can happen to any airline from time to time, unless you have a Russian visa (expensive and awkward to get for UK citizens) or passport that has visa free access to Russia then you can become trapped airside and it's not a comfortable place to be.
Edited by: "plunet" 18th Jul
jaypr19/07/2019 13:07

Absolutely agree.I’m always looking for a great holiday deal but almost a …Absolutely agree.I’m always looking for a great holiday deal but almost all of the deals @reindeer333 posts are misleading and extremely weak with little to no thought put into them.I’ve no idea what point of posting deals like this is but it must be to do with money as no one would recommend a deal like this to another human being unless they really disliked them.


It seems to be about churning out as many deals with an apparently low cost headline as possible.
Most people won't bother to read the specifics or take note of comments like the ones you and I have made, and will just simply vote hot on the basis of the apparently low cost of the deal.

There is a monetary reward element for the deal-poster as well.
These low effort deals with truly awful elements (e.g. bad airlines; bad connecting airports; lengthy layovers; bad & dodgy booking agencies / online travel agents; badly sited hotels etc) only serve to lower the appeal and benefit of this site for everyone overall.
snake-hips19/07/2019 11:26

Go on


Well the hotel is essentially next to the airport. But not actually the airport you fly into.

The flight is into Narita which is furthest away from the centre of Tokyo. Then you have go into(and out of) Tokyo to the other international airport (Haneda) where the accommodation is near.

Then of course the accommodation is still about 8 miles from the centre of Tokyo.

Anyone who’s been would know this a pretty weak effort.
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Great deal
Its tokyo.. and its SUPER SPACIOUS according to tokyo standards .. its a deal
Edited by: "dinkan" 18th Jul
Shame about the stop in Moscow and the time of year.
Would definitely pay the extra tenner to go through a respectable booker like Expedia.
Aeroflot? Lol, no thanks
PrivatePile18/07/2019 17:57

Aeroflot? Lol, no thanks


why not, actually? I have never tried them...
Aeroflot international flights are ok. Not worth going out of your way for, but perfectly adequate, although the onboard service doesn't have much flourish.

What I will go out of my way for is a transit in Moscow. The airports are anything but modern, have some of the rudest and inflexible staff I have experienced and regularly get reviews from others in a similar manner. And the airside retail exploits the captive market of travellers with rip off prices to a level that the capitalistic west would usually be ashamed of.

The other thing is that if there is any delay or issue with your flight which can happen to any airline from time to time, unless you have a Russian visa (expensive and awkward to get for UK citizens) or passport that has visa free access to Russia then you can become trapped airside and it's not a comfortable place to be.
Edited by: "plunet" 18th Jul
plunet18/07/2019 18:44

Aeroflot international flights are ok. Not worth going out of your way …Aeroflot international flights are ok. Not worth going out of your way for, but perfectly adequate, although the onboard service doesn't have much flourish.What I will go out of my way for is a transit in Moscow. The airports are anything but modern, have some of the rudest and inflexible staff I have experienced and regularly get reviews from others in a similar manner. And the airside retail exploits the captive market of travellers with rip off prices to a level that the capitalistic west would usually be ashamed of.The other thing is that if there is any delay or issue with your flight which can happen to any airline from time to time, unless you have a Russian visa (expensive and awkward to get for UK citizens) or passport that has visa free access to Russia then you can become trapped airside and it's not a comfortable place to be.



thank you for the reply
Aeroflot is safe - Putin won’t shoot.
PrivatePile18/07/2019 17:57

Aeroflot? Lol, no thanks


I’ve flown to Japan with Aeroflot 3 or 4 times, they are excellent. New Boeing planes, decent service and food. The trolley dollys all look like they could be in a Bond movie. The only downside is Moscow a/p which is frickin’ expensive and a bit of a pit.
adriang6818/07/2019 18:56

I’ve flown to Japan with Aeroflot 3 or 4 times, they are excellent. New B …I’ve flown to Japan with Aeroflot 3 or 4 times, they are excellent. New Boeing planes, decent service and food. The trolley dollys all look like they could be in a Bond movie. The only downside is Moscow a/p which is frickin’ expensive and a bit of a pit.


I'm flying with them myself for the first time later this year.
im presuming we get films and free drinks like other long haul flights?
im a bit worried about the transit, I've not heard great things about the airport
snake-hips18/07/2019 19:54

I'm flying with them myself for the first time later this year.im …I'm flying with them myself for the first time later this year.im presuming we get films and free drinks like other long haul flights?im a bit worried about the transit, I've not heard great things about the airport



My flights were all modern Boeing planes with top end entertainment systems. One was brand new, was its first commercial flight. Every time I flew, we were bussed to the plane rather than using an aerobridge, perhaps the model was too new. Drinks were free flowing, I’m a beer drinker, the Russians make excellent beer. Transit through the airport is OK, it’s signposted well, and for me was always a walk from gate to gate, no trains or busses to other terminals.
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Just read about Aeroflot, Sukhoi Superjet planes and how dangerous they are.
Dont let this put you off.

adriang6818/07/2019 18:56

I’ve flown to Japan with Aeroflot 3 or 4 times, they are excellent. New B …I’ve flown to Japan with Aeroflot 3 or 4 times, they are excellent. New Boeing planes, decent service and food. The trolley dollys all look like they could be in a Bond movie. The only downside is Moscow a/p which is frickin’ expensive and a bit of a pit.



Nice to hear the totty is up to scratch but if they had some geisha girls as in flight entertainment that would of sealed the deal
PrivatePile18/07/2019 17:57

Aeroflot? Lol, no thanks


Yes true but also American flights are the worst crashes to die lol
hong_kong_englishman18/07/2019 23:31

Nice to hear the totty is up to scratch but if they had some geisha girls …Nice to hear the totty is up to scratch but if they had some geisha girls as in flight entertainment that would of sealed the deal


I fly a lot, definitely top 3 quality.
This is a shockingly, poorly thought out and put together deal with clearly no knowledge of the destination and its surroundings.
Edited by: "jaypr" 19th Jul
jaypr19/07/2019 08:19

This is a shockingly, poorly thought out and put together deal with …This is a shockingly, poorly thought out and put together deal with clearly no knowledge of the destination and its surroundings.


Go on
snake-hips19/07/2019 11:26

Go on


Well the hotel is essentially next to the airport. But not actually the airport you fly into.

The flight is into Narita which is furthest away from the centre of Tokyo. Then you have go into(and out of) Tokyo to the other international airport (Haneda) where the accommodation is near.

Then of course the accommodation is still about 8 miles from the centre of Tokyo.

Anyone who’s been would know this a pretty weak effort.
jaypr19/07/2019 11:38

Well the hotel is essentially next to the airport. But not actually the …Well the hotel is essentially next to the airport. But not actually the airport you fly into. The flight is into Narita which is furthest away from the centre of Tokyo. Then you have go into(and out of) Tokyo to the other international airport (Haneda) where the accommodation is near.Then of course the accommodation is still about 8 miles from the centre of Tokyo.Anyone who’s been would know this a pretty weak effort.


Not only that, but there are so many other negatives:
A truly awful online travel agent who has numerous horror stories posted about them over on Tripadvisor.
Aeroflot, which is a poor airline (may well have improved from the Soviet days, but is still a bad airline).
The airport is (as mentioned elsewhere) one of the worst airports to transit / layover.

Just say no to this deal, same as most other travel-related deals posted by Reindeer which are generally focussed on the low cost without much mention of the inconveniences and risks etc.

As I keep saying, book directly with the airlines for greater peace of mind; book with a more reliable and customer friendly airline; use routes that do not involve lengthy connections or connections at awful airports.
And always pay with a credit card for the section 75 protection.
Uranus19/07/2019 12:07

Not only that, but there are so many other negatives:A truly awful online …Not only that, but there are so many other negatives:A truly awful online travel agent who has numerous horror stories posted about them over on Tripadvisor.Aeroflot, which is a poor airline (may well have improved from the Soviet days, but is still a bad airline).The airport is (as mentioned elsewhere) one of the worst airports to transit / layover.Just say no to this deal, same as most other travel-related deals posted by Reindeer which are generally focussed on the low cost without much mention of the inconveniences and risks etc.As I keep saying, book directly with the airlines for greater peace of mind; book with a more reliable and customer friendly airline; use routes that do not involve lengthy connections or connections at awful airports.And always pay with a credit card for the section 75 protection.


Absolutely agree.

I’m always looking for a great holiday deal but almost all of the deals @reindeer333 posts are misleading and extremely weak with little to no thought put into them.

I’ve no idea what the point of posting deals like this is but it must be to do with money as no one would recommend a deal like this to another human being unless they really disliked them.
Edited by: "jaypr" 19th Jul
jaypr19/07/2019 13:07

Absolutely agree.I’m always looking for a great holiday deal but almost a …Absolutely agree.I’m always looking for a great holiday deal but almost all of the deals @reindeer333 posts are misleading and extremely weak with little to no thought put into them.I’ve no idea what point of posting deals like this is but it must be to do with money as no one would recommend a deal like this to another human being unless they really disliked them.


It seems to be about churning out as many deals with an apparently low cost headline as possible.
Most people won't bother to read the specifics or take note of comments like the ones you and I have made, and will just simply vote hot on the basis of the apparently low cost of the deal.

There is a monetary reward element for the deal-poster as well.
These low effort deals with truly awful elements (e.g. bad airlines; bad connecting airports; lengthy layovers; bad & dodgy booking agencies / online travel agents; badly sited hotels etc) only serve to lower the appeal and benefit of this site for everyone overall.
Uranus19/07/2019 13:35

@jaypr Here is another shocking …@jaypr Here is another shocking example:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/1-adult-1-child-8-nights-in-chiang-mai-thailand-31650pp-departing-lgw-march-departure-incl-23kg-baggage-at-mytripbookingcom-3266609



Yes, that's pretty bad however I take more issue with deals like this where a "Round the World Trip" is just a collection of flights spanning 39 days with hand luggage only.

hotukdeals.com/dea…373
Uranus19/07/2019 13:35

@jaypr Here is another shocking …@jaypr Here is another shocking example:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/1-adult-1-child-8-nights-in-chiang-mai-thailand-31650pp-departing-lgw-march-departure-incl-23kg-baggage-at-mytripbookingcom-3266609


Again, if people are happy to have the layover to save money they will book, if not they won't... Everyone prefers different options.
jaypr19/07/2019 13:43

Yes, that's pretty bad however I take more issue with deals like this …Yes, that's pretty bad however I take more issue with deals like this where a "Round the World Trip" is just a collection of flights spanning 39 days with hand luggage only.https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/round-the-world-trip-london-stn-barcelona-los-angeles-hawaii-sydney-bali-bangkok-new-delhi-goa-824-at-various-airlines-3255373



Yes I have now added "Flights Only" to all of those types of deals (based on comments) - so I am not sure why you picked one before I started adding this. You can survive perfectly well with hand luggage - I have been to the USA for 4 weeks with just hand luggage all you need to do is wash clothes in the hotel. Again not everyone will have the same travelling preferences as you, plenty of people travel with just hand luggage!
jaypr19/07/2019 11:38

Well the hotel is essentially next to the airport. But not actually the …Well the hotel is essentially next to the airport. But not actually the airport you fly into. The flight is into Narita which is furthest away from the centre of Tokyo. Then you have go into(and out of) Tokyo to the other international airport (Haneda) where the accommodation is near.Then of course the accommodation is still about 8 miles from the centre of Tokyo.Anyone who’s been would know this a pretty weak effort.


Have you looked at the prices of accommodation for Tokyo, it is not exactly cheap... I selected this one as it felt like the right balance between price and reviews. If you want a cheap holiday then selecting a hotel in the centre at £150 per night is not appropriate, I could easily have selected a nicer hotel, but the price would have skyrocketed.
Uranus19/07/2019 12:07

Not only that, but there are so many other negatives:A truly awful online …Not only that, but there are so many other negatives:A truly awful online travel agent who has numerous horror stories posted about them over on Tripadvisor.Aeroflot, which is a poor airline (may well have improved from the Soviet days, but is still a bad airline).The airport is (as mentioned elsewhere) one of the worst airports to transit / layover.Just say no to this deal, same as most other travel-related deals posted by Reindeer which are generally focussed on the low cost without much mention of the inconveniences and risks etc.As I keep saying, book directly with the airlines for greater peace of mind; book with a more reliable and customer friendly airline; use routes that do not involve lengthy connections or connections at awful airports.And always pay with a credit card for the section 75 protection.


There are far worse reviewed agents out there! I definitely agree with you that where possible it is worth purchasing through the airline directly, but in 90% of cases, substantial savings can be made through booking with an agent. Of course reading reviews does not give the views of the silent majority, who probably had no issues, but only shows you the negative reviews. I know several people who have flown with Aeroflot with no issues, each to their own I guess, but again there are far worse airlines around. I do always mention inconveniences in the OP (well at least the ones I am aware of) so it is up to them whether they book or not!
Well said @reindeer333
Be sure to keep up the good work regardless.
Edited by: "rizla01" 19th Jul
Price is good but Aeroflot not!
theguardian.com/wor…ead

Planes are a bit dodgey!
Edited by: "mhwu" 19th Jul
reindeer33319/07/2019 15:28

Have you looked at the prices of accommodation for Tokyo, it is not …Have you looked at the prices of accommodation for Tokyo, it is not exactly cheap... I selected this one as it felt like the right balance between price and reviews. If you want a cheap holiday then selecting a hotel in the centre at £150 per night is not appropriate, I could easily have selected a nicer hotel, but the price would have skyrocketed



Having actually been to Tokyo I know full well how much a hotel costs. However you clearly have zero knowledge of Tokyo or it’s surrounding areas and yet your posting a deal recommending a horribly mismatched flight and hotel combination like your some kind of knowledgeable travel agent. Why on earth would you do that?
Edited by: "jaypr" 19th Jul
mhwu19/07/2019 16:03

Price is good but Aeroflot …Price is good but Aeroflot not!https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/05/aeroflot-plane-bursts-into-flames-at-moscow-airport-leaving-13-deadPlanes are a bit dodgey!


There is a significant difference between the planes that Aeroflot use internally and regionally for Russia, and those that are used internationally for long haul.

Their short haul and regional flights do still have issues as highlighted above but their international flights are of reasonable to good quality. It's like the airline has two separate operating divisions that are run to different standards.

I wouldn't have an issue taking an Aeroflot flight, but I would prefer to avoid a transit in Moscow.
jaypr19/07/2019 16:34

Having actually been to Tokyo I know full well how much a hotel costs. …Having actually been to Tokyo I know full well how much a hotel costs. However you clearly have zero knowledge of Tokyo or it’s surrounding areas and yet your posting a deal recommending a horribly mismatched flight and hotel combination like your some kind of knowledgeable travel agent. Why on earth would you do that?


To help people!? I appreciate your feedback. I just try to find the cheapest prices so it oftens involves a bit of "faffing about". At the end of the day if people are happy with the price and travel arrangements people will book, if not I'm sure another deal will come along before long.
reindeer33319/07/2019 17:12

To help people!? I appreciate your feedback. I just try to find the …To help people!? I appreciate your feedback. I just try to find the cheapest prices so it oftens involves a bit of "faffing about". At the end of the day if people are happy with the price and travel arrangements people will book, if not I'm sure another deal will come along before long.


But you’re not helping anyone.

You’re being disingenuous and misleading and In some cases setting people up for disappointment. You are literally posting recommendations based on zero knowledge and that’s not a good thing.
jaypr19/07/2019 17:22

But you’re not helping anyone. You’re being disingenuous and misleading and …But you’re not helping anyone. You’re being disingenuous and misleading and In some cases setting people up for disappointment. You are literally posting recommendations based on zero knowledge and that’s not a good thing.


No, people know what they are booking when they book. This deal is not misleading. Misleading would be deliberately missing out the fact that there is a layover etc...

Sorry but how are you in the position to know I have zero knowledge based on the position of a hotel? You simply cannot know this.
reindeer33319/07/2019 18:30

No, people know what they are booking when they book. This deal is not …No, people know what they are booking when they book. This deal is not misleading. Misleading would be deliberately missing out the fact that there is a layover etc... Sorry but how are you in the position to know I have zero knowledge based on the position of a hotel? You simply cannot know this.


People are taking your advise and recommendations, how are they to know you don’t have a clue what you’re actually recommending?

Sorry, but it’s its 100% obvious that you have zero knowledge of Tokyo and it’s surrounding areas based on the position of the hotel and the airport you fly into. It’s either that or you’re actually giving terrible advise deliberately which I’m sure is not intention.
Edited by: "jaypr" 19th Jul
plunet18/07/2019 18:44

Aeroflot international flights are ok. Not worth going out of your way …Aeroflot international flights are ok. Not worth going out of your way for, but perfectly adequate, although the onboard service doesn't have much flourish.What I will go out of my way for is a transit in Moscow. The airports are anything but modern, have some of the rudest and inflexible staff I have experienced and regularly get reviews from others in a similar manner. And the airside retail exploits the captive market of travellers with rip off prices to a level that the capitalistic west would usually be ashamed of.The other thing is that if there is any delay or issue with your flight which can happen to any airline from time to time, unless you have a Russian visa (expensive and awkward to get for UK citizens) or passport that has visa free access to Russia then you can become trapped airside and it's not a comfortable place to be.


i mean for a 2 hour stopover i dont mind flintstones airport
plunet19/07/2019 16:56

There is a significant difference between the planes that Aeroflot use …There is a significant difference between the planes that Aeroflot use internally and regionally for Russia, and those that are used internationally for long haul.Their short haul and regional flights do still have issues as highlighted above but their international flights are of reasonable to good quality. It's like the airline has two separate operating divisions that are run to different standards.I wouldn't have an issue taking an Aeroflot flight, but I would prefer to avoid a transit in Moscow.


whats the percentage of the plane to japan blowing up, is it more or worse than ba?
FierceVinegar19/07/2019 22:15

whats the percentage of the plane to japan blowing up, is it more or worse …whats the percentage of the plane to japan blowing up, is it more or worse than ba?


No difference.

If you read my comments you can see that I don't have anything against Aeroflot international long haul flights. The Aeroflot long haul fleet is probably on average more modern than BA. And the on board service might well be comparable to BA these days.

My gripe is with their hub airports.
Excellent deal and Aeroflot is perfectly fine. As a matter of fact Aeroflot International flights have never crushed before. The new International airport Domodedovo is massive and super comfy. Poor reviews are about the old one Sheremetyevo which is indeed ancient.
Great price OP, heat added!
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