Monday, March 6, 2017

#Kyushu Travel ♪ Convenient! Inexpensive! Safe! Tokyo⇔Kyushu by STARFLYER Our Recommended Domestic Airline!




#Kyushu Travel ♪ Convenient! Inexpensive! Safe!  
Tokyo⇔Kyushu by STARFLYER 
Our Recommended Domestic Airline!


→WHAT is STAYFLYER?
It is a domestic flight in Japan.
Established in 2002, 
together with the opening of Kitakyushu Airport in 2006,
STARFLYER began the route from Kitakyushu to Tokyo Haneda.
At the beginning of the service, 
STAYFLYER has gathered the knowledge from the large-scale of airlines 
such as ANA and JAL.
Therefore, the development of STAYFLYER is well-expected since then. 

Speaking of STARFLYER,
the most impressive part must be its cool dark black design of the flight body.
It is Japan's first black and white airplane ever, 
so no doubt it gained the an outstanding attention from public and mass media.


★3 charm points to show you!
① Excellent Airplane Design Award 
② Excellent Customer Satisfaction for eight consecutive years 
③ Affordable Ticket Fee



→ ① Excellent Airplane Design Award 

Japan as well as the world's first airplane with black body!
Not only the flight body, 
even the seats, screens, stewardess uniforms, paper cups,
 tickets, counters and etc. 
All are in black series according to its original concept.
Thereby, 
STAYFLYER won an excellent airplane design award since 
its first take off in 2006. 




→ ② Excellent Customer Satisfaction for eight consecutive years 

To celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016,
STARFLYER also won the first prize 
of excellent customer satisfaction for eight consecutive years!
(According to the research of JCSI 2016 )
※ JCSI- JAPAN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION INDEX


→ ③ Affordable Ticket Fee

Official site: (English)  https://www.starflyer.jp/en/

  

Fly JAPAN Value Fare for foreign visitors 



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→ Just five Domestic Routes
1. Tokyo (Haneda Domestic)⇔Kitakyusyu --- JPY 9,000 per flight
2. Tokyo (Haneda Domestic)⇔Fukuoka --- JPY 9,000 per flight 
3. Tokyo(Haneda Domestic)⇔Yamaguchi (Ube Airport) --- JPY 9,000 per flight
4. Tokyo(Haneda Domestic)⇔Osaka(Kansai Airport) --- JPY 7,000 per flight
5. Nagoya(Chubu Centrair)⇔Fukuoka --- JPY 7,000 per flight


For reservation:
For English instruction



★ Route 1 :  Tokyo (Haneda Domestic)⇔Kitakyusyu --- JPY 9,000 per flight
For your reference,
here is our trip to Kitakyushu!
Feel free to jot down some note for your trip!
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★Route 2:Tokyo (Haneda Domestic)⇔Fukuoka --- JPY 9,000 per flight 

After your trip to Tokyo,
you might wanna have some hot springs!
Get to Fukuoka, 
then travel to Nagasaki, Oita, Yufuin and other sightseeing spots in Kyushu!

For your reference
Our road trip in Kyushu with NISSAN Rent-a-car
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★Route 3 : Tokyo(Haneda Domestic)⇔Yamaguchi (Ube Airport) --- JPY 9,000 per flight

Trip to Yamaguchi
you can use Ube Airport and also Kitakyushu Airport as well
※Flights are more in Kitakyushu Airport!

Speaking of Yamaguchi,
you don't wanna miss the Akiyoshidai (秋吉台)
In about 300 million years ago, 
it was the coral reefs of the sea.
As the crustal changes and uplift forming such a huge limestone zone.

For your reference
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★Route 4:  Tokyo(Haneda Domestic)⇔Osaka(Kansai Airport) --- JPY 7,000 per flight

This is good for travelers visiting both Tokyo and Osaka.

For Your reference
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Universe Studio

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 Food and shopping in Shinsaibashi





★Route 5:  Nagoya(Chubu Centrair)⇔Fukuoka --- JPY 7,000 per flight

Go to Gifu from Nagoya,
for World Heritage Shirakawago Village and  Gero hot springs,
then for great food in Fukuoka!

For your reference
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→HOW TO ride on STARFLYER's flights?
(from Haneda, Tokyo)
1.  check-in counter
 2. ticket & luggage service
3.  security check and boarding gate
4. boarding procedure



1.  check-in counter
@  Terminal 1 of Haneda Airport 


@ Counter with its concept color 

※Please note that,
STARFLYER has counters at both Terminal 1 & 2 of Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
Destination: Kitakyushu Airport  >> Terminal 1
Destination: Fukuoka, Yamaguchi(Ube), Osaka (Kansai)  >>Terminal 2

※If you are flying from Fukuoka Airport to Haneda, Nagoya,
please do the check-in at ANA counter of Fukuoka Airport!


  2. ticket & luggage service

Most of the Low-cost airlines require extra fee for claiming luggage.
But STAYFLYER provides 20kg luggage claiming for free
and 10kg as hand-carrying luggage. 



※Precautions
 For hand-carrying luggage, one is limited, besides camera, umbrella, and side backpack.
 For checked luggage, number is not limited, but the total weight must not be more than 20 kg.



3.  Security check and boarding gate 

Space for chargers is available.

After checking in, passing through the security check,
 you can reach the boarding area. 
Service and facilities are not much different at the lounge of domestic line and international line at Haneda Airport. 
If you have some times, 
feel free to do some shopping here!



4. boarding procedure
Just scan the QR code at your boarding pass. Easy!
Most of the time, seats at the back are first boarding. Please check!


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★3 Characteristics inside the flight of STAYFLYER
① Comfortable seats like VIP
② Convenient function and facilities for travelers
③ Friendly service for travelers




① Comfortable seats like VIP



 Seats At STARFLYER are all leather with spacious space.
It seems they are designed based on the concept of hotel's lobbies. 
There are 150 seats in total while in the same type of airplane, 
there are 180. 

(Left) Adjustable pillow   (Right) Charger plug

Not only using excellent quality of material
but also focus on the comfort for all travelers!

※Note 
The seats next to the emergency exits do not have the same facilities!



② Convenient function and facilities for travelers

Even it is domestic flight, 
you can still enjoy the audio and video entertainment function on the screen.


(Left) Plug for charger (Right) Plug for USB

110V
Available at all seats!
If you need a charger, you can feel free to ask the staff.



 ③ Friendly service for travelers
Impressive service!

In most of the LCC airline,
drink will charge extra fee.
But it is free on STARFLYER!

Tully's coffee and chocolate of Morinaga (Carré de chocolat) comes together.
How sweet!
Of course, you may ask for another cup.


Beside coffee,
there are pie croissant from the local bakery store of Kitakkyushu.
Available to purchase.
1000yen tax included
@ box 7 pieces


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After arriving Kitakyushu,
let's start our trip!


Our recommendation is rental car!
Speaking of rental car,
we love NISSAN so much!



★Nissan Rental Car ~ Kitakyushu Airport Store ~
- Location: Kitakyushu Airport Arrival Hall
-6 Kukokitamachi, Kokuraminami-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 800-0306 Japan
- Business hours: 08: 00 ~ 23: 00
- Homepage: 

We made reservation online.
So just come and pick up the car.
Let's start our trip to Kitakyushu!


Must-Visit ① of Kitakyushu and Yamaguchi Trip
 USA's CNN  recommended! 
Beautiful scenery!
-Motonosumi Inari Shrine-
(元乃隅稲成神社)

In the hills on the cliff, standing with a continuous 123 Torii, 
the scenery is very spectacular!

★Motonosumi Inari Shrine (元乃隅稲成神社)
498 Yuyatsuo, Nagato, Yamaguchi 759-4712
Always open and no entrance fee is needed.
Map Code: 1017 007 024


Must-Visit ② of Kitakyushu and Yamaguchi Trip
It was selected as 
 "World's must-visit spot before death"
 - Tsunoshima Ohashi -
(角島大橋)

In addition, it is selected as the "World's must-visit spot before death" in 2013!
Ranked No.1 in Japan and No. 3 in the World.
Thereby,
it has become a very famous sightseeing spots.

Besides, 
it was selected as the Japan's most beautiful bridge 
at the world most famous travel site TripAdvisor.

★ Tsunoshima Ohashi (角島大橋)
 Hohokucho Oaza Kanda, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-5331
- There are parking and restrooms
- MAP CODE for rental car: 851375228



Must-Visit ③ of Kitakyushu and Yamaguchi Trip
Akiyoshidai  Kokutei Koen (秋吉台国定公園)
is designated as a Quasi-National Park in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

In about 300 million years ago, 
it was the coral reefs of the sea.
As the crustal changes and uplift forming such a huge limestone zone.

★Akiyoshidai  (秋吉台)
Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0511
For more info (English) http://english.karusuto.com/
MAP CODE for rental car: 243217705




In summary
→WHAT is STAYFLYER?
★3 charm points!
① Excellent Airplane Design Award 
② Excellent Customer Satisfaction for eight consecutive years 
③ Affordable Ticket Fee

★Just five Domestic Routes
1. Tokyo (Haneda Domestic)⇔Kitakyusyu --- JPY 9,000 per flight
2. Tokyo (Haneda Domestic)⇔Fukuoka --- JPY 9,000 per flight 
3. Tokyo(Haneda Domestic)⇔Yamaguchi (Ube Airport) --- JPY 9,000 per flight
4. Tokyo(Haneda Domestic)⇔Osaka(Kansai Airport) --- JPY 7,000 per flight
5. Nagoya(Chubu Centrair)⇔Fukuoka --- JPY 7,000 per flight

★3 Characteristics inside the flight of STAYFLYER
① Comfortable seats like VIP
② Convenient function and facilities for travelers
③ Friendly service for travelers


★STARFLYER
Official site: (English)  https://www.starflyer.jp/en/

For reservation:
For English instruction


※ Some note for foreign visitors to use STAYFLYER
・You must have your ticket the international flights from and to Japan. 
・Show the tickets and passport at the check-in counter (e-ticket with flight info. is also acceptable.)
・From the beginning of the reservation to the date before your flight,
 all procedures are managed by official website of STAYFLYER.

※Regarding to the departure flight and arriving flight of Haneda,
Chubu and Kitakyushu Airport, 
STARFLYER would charge you "Airport Passenger Service Fee" for airport while ordering tickets.
- Haneda: over 12 years old: 290 yen / 3 -12 years old: 140 yen
- Nagoya(Chubu Centrair): over 12 years old: 310 yen / 3 - 12 years old: 150 yen
- Kitakyushu: over 12 years old: 100 yen / 3 - 12 years old: 50 yen


Have a safe flight!