Novice international travelers need help!
July 14, 2012 3:54 PM Subscribe
Need advice about airline tickets please: LAX to Okinawa.
posted by easily confused to travel & transportation (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The plan is that probably this November, I'll fly from Virginia to Los Angeles, spend a day or two with a sister, then we both fly out of LAX to visit my nephew in Okinawa. Neither of us has flown internationally before, but we've both gotten shiny new passports and (per a previous question here!) we know we won't need to get visas. So far, so good.
However: neither of us has particularly strong computer skills, and quite frankly the plethora of online travel aggregators (Priceline, Orbitz, Kayak.com et al) just confused the heck out of us.... HELP!!!
From talking to people who have flown across the Pacific, I understand the trip will probably be in two legs, from Los Angeles to Tokyo and then Tokyo to Okinawa (and of course vice versa to return), and that the LAX to Tokyo legs will be about 12 hours long. Okay, we understand that, but as, ahem, a couple of older broads, there's no way we want to be stuck in itty-bitty seats with zero knee room in the cattle car seats --- oh sorry: "tourist class" --- for 12 hours.
So: where should we look for the best ticket prices, hopefully at least one step up from the cheap seats and with a bit of room? Specific websites, airlines, and anything else (should we just find a travel agent and dump the arrangements on them?) you can think of VERY welcome!