Airplane Blogging

Somewhere over Canada

After boarding the new plane to Tokyo I was exhausted and fell asleep.  This was a good thing because we spent another 1.5 hours on the tarmac before finally going wheels up at 4:30pm.  Ugh….

Soon after we were airborne it became likely that I would not make my connecting flight in Tokyo and I assumed that would have to spend a night, or at least a few hours, in Japan.  However after about 10 hours in the air I spoke with the cabin stewards and learned that the flight to BKK would be held at the gate because there so many of us on the plane wanting to make the connecting flight.  Since NWA only has one flight per day from NRI to BKK it seems worth delaying the other plane to make sure everyone makes their connection

Besides having to dash across NRI another downside of leaving so late is that we fell behind the shadow of the sun and we are flying in darkness.  As I write this post at 10pm I have just crossed the border between the Yukon and Alaska and just wish I could see the land and ice below.

Would seeing Alaska make me happy? You betcha! </sarah palin>

Since it is now noon in Tokyo I have decided to stay awake as long as I can to try to adjust to the new timezones.  Let’s hope this works better than my last trip to Asia!

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