TP, Thank you so much for trying.
I suspect this is a futile question, but I thought there might be a promotion going on that I hadn't noticed....
I still feel frustrated that JAL PE is over £500 more for each ticket (and therefore unaffordable) and that with BA I get a choice of a very early morning departure or an arrival in Tokyo that will get us to our hotel well before check-in after a 12 hour flight. Bah!
But....I am going back to Japan which has really been my favourte country to visit (except perhaps for Syria, which is sort of off my "to visit" list for the moment.) so it is probably all worth it.
Edited: 17 January 2012, 23:00