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  • chiefnwa
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    Thanks everyone!

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    I don't care for burritos.

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  • Jose Luis Silva
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    Great FR. One of the best I saw in this forum.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Best regards and a nice Christmas.

    José Luís

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    Fantastic Report.
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  • chiefnwa
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    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Hotel in Michigan
    Detroit was my stop grandma and my stop for the day. My mom and sister would continue to drop my uncle off in Atlanta and they would connect to Tampa. They ended up not getting on the Tampa flight and had to take the morning flight. My grandma, grandpa (who we met up with) and myself stayed at a Comfort Inn for the night. I was booked for two more flights the next day to get out to Boise, Idaho.

    3:30AM
    June 24th, 2008
    My grandpa woke me up to take me across the street to the airport for my 6AM flight to the Twin Cities. I got to the airport, checked in and headed to my gate.

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport, Michigan
    5:00AM
    After I got to my gate I said goodbye to my grandpa and waited for the boarding to start. I was kinda excited for this flight since it was my first time on a 757-300. Once boarding stated I got on.


    Boarding area.

    Airlines Flight #739
    Detroit, Michigan (DTW) to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP)
    Equipment - Boeing 757-300
    Seat Assignment - 16A, Economy, Window
    Departure Time - 6:46AM
    Arrival Time - 7:35AM
    Flying Time - 1 hour 49 minutes
    Departure Gate - A68
    Arrival Gate - F12
    Aircraft Registration - N586NW, delivered on 11/21/2002
    Status - Delayed. We had "computer" problems prior to takeoff.
    Estimated Load - N/A
    Video - Northwest 757-300 Detroit to Minneapolis

    Flight #739
    This was a great flight. I have no complaints what so ever. Even though I was extremely tired I still enjoyed this flight!


    A68 to Minneapolis/St. Paul.


    Prior to pushback.


    Directly after takeoff.


    Downtown Minneapolis.


    Minneapolis Airport.


    On approach to MSP.


    Concourse D.


    The flightdeck of this Boeing 757-300.


    My plane.

    Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota
    This was the first time I had visited the Minneapolis airport in a while. I didn't have a terribly long connection so I got a quick breakfast and headed to my gate. Right as I sat down they started boarding for my flight to Boise, Idaho.

    Airlines Flight #1279
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP) to Boise, Idaho (BOI)
    Equipment - Airbus A320
    Seat Assignment - 06F, Economy, Window
    Departure Time - 9:30AM
    Arrival Time - 11:38AM
    Flying Time - 3 hours 08 minutes
    Departure Gate - C1
    Arrival Gate - B16
    Aircraft Registration - N312US, delivered on 2/26/1991
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - N/A
    Video - Northwest A320 Minneapolis to Boise

    Flight #1279
    This flight went by the slowest because of my excitement. I had Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, Denver, Colorado Springs and Seattle to look forward to! I fell asleep for about a half hour, listened to music stared out the window and that's about it. Only exciting thing was the Jetblue A320 we were flying next to for awhile.


    N312US, at gate C1.


    The Jetblue A320 we were flying near.


    Flying over some snow peaks.


    Approaching Boise.


    After I got off my plane.

    Boise Air Terminal Airport, Idaho
    The Boise airport isn't terribly large but it is pretty nice. It is up to date and modern. Once I left the airport I met up with my Aunt and cousin, Ben.


    The Boise Airport.

    Boise, Idaho

    The only thing worth mentioning that we did in Boise was go to a water park. The day I got there I couldn't even un pack since we were leaving for a two week road trip the next day! (25th)

    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
    Yellowstone was amazing. We were only there two days but we saw so much. We saw tons of wild animal, Old Faithful and a bear!


    Old Faithful erupting!

    Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
    After two days in Yellowstone we continued our drive to Rapid City, Souht Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore. We saw it and after about a half hour we were done, haha! We were there for two days also.


    Mt. Rushmore.

    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    We stayed at an RV park in Colorado. The main attraction we went to was the US Air Force Academy. We also visited Denver and a few other small places.


    Excellent architecture. Chapel at the US Air Force Academy.

    Seattle, Washington
    We continued our drive to Seattle. We stayed there a week. We took a boat to an island, went to to Paine Field and Everett, Mt. Rainier and the Museum of Flight.


    British Airways Concorde at the Museum of Flight.


    Space Needle.


    Downtown Seattle.

    Boise, Idaho
    3:00AM
    July 31st, 2008
    I had to get up really early for my 5:45AM flight. I did my normal routine and got in the car with my cousin. He was also flying today but he was going to Cleveland and I was going back home to Tampa for Linkin Park concert on August 2nd.

    Boise Air Terminal Airport, Idaho
    4:30AM
    After we got dropped off I checked my bags and headed to my gate, B16 for Minneapolis. My aunt was flying with me on this flight to Minneapolis but she was connecting to ORD to visit a friend. Once they started boarding we got up and got on the plane.

    Airlines Flight #580
    Boise, Idaho (BOI) to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP)
    Equipment - Airbus A320
    Seat Assignment - 06A, Economy, Window
    Departure Time - 5:40AM
    Arrival Time - 9:21AM
    Flying Time - 2 hours 41 minutes
    Departure Gate - B16
    Arrival Gate - F14
    Aircraft Registration - N305US, delivered on 7/18/1989
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - N/A
    Video - Northwest A320 Boise to Minneapolis

    Flight #580
    The flight was very calm. There were nearly no bumps the entire way there. The only issue was heavy rain in Minneapolis prior to landing. I basically just sat there listening to my ipod the whole three hours.


    Climbing as the sun rises.


    Cruising with some impressive clouds.


    Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport


    Parked next to a DC-9-30.

    Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota
    We had a normal connection time in Minneapolis. Of course, my flight back to Tampa was on the other side of the airport. Once we got there they started boarding and I was off to Florida once again!

    Airlines Flight #436
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP) to Tampa, Florida (TPA)
    Equipment - Boeing 757-200
    Seat Assignment - 18F, Economy, Window
    Departure Time - 10:25AM
    Arrival Time - 3:16PM
    Flying Time - 3 hours 51 minutes
    Departure Gate - G16
    Arrival Gate - A8
    Aircraft Registration - N533US, delivered on 9/30/1988
    Status - Delayed. TPA was closed due to severe thunderstorms on approach.
    Estimated Load - N/A
    Video - Northwest 757-200 Minneapolis to Tampa

    Flight #436
    The flight went by really fast. I fell asleep. I didn't get any drinks or food because of that too. Tampa was closed down when we were arriving so we were in a holding pattern over the Gulf for about 45 minutes until the airport re opened.


    Cruising.


    Descending.


    A C17 I saw most likely coming from MacDill.


    "Welcome to humid, wet and rainy Florida!"

    Tampa International Airport, Florida
    After nearly two months of being gone I was kinda glad to be home. I had TONS of pictures (around 1000) and I had to sort through them all. I met my dad at baggage claim and we went to Chilis.




    Thank you everyone if you took your time to read this. I don't even want to know how long it takes to read this! Haha. I literally just spent 5 hours straight typing this with a quick dinner break. Hopefully you enjoyed the pictures and stories! This is my last trip report for the 2009 year so I won't see you until 2010.

    If you haven't already, go ahead and comment and/or visit these pages...

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    Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
    See everyone in 2010!

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  • NW Trip Report TPA-CLE-DTW-NRT-PVG-NRT-DTW-MSP-BOI-MSP-TPA, World Business Class

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    Warning

    If you do not fully read the trip report, I promise you, you will get lost. This is very long and will most likely take you a while to read. I have tried my best to keep it well organized with bold and color.

    Here I am probably about to show you one of the longest reports I have put out. These flights are not recent and some of the pictures are much lower quality then my most recent trip reports. I got my DSLR in China so the pictures of the flights from Tampa to Shanghai were taken with a Casio point-n-shoot camera.

    Reason
    I've had tons of people ask me why I would go to China. They ask, "Why did you go to China out of all the places in the world?" Well, my uncle works for Lear Corporation and was based out of Detroit for three years. Before that he lived in Frankfurt, Germany for a couple of years. He was transferred from Detroit to Shanghai as Vice President of Operations. He was later promoted to President. So, basically, we went there to visit him.

    Getting Set-up
    The process for getting ready for the summer was long. We were going to go summer of 2007 but I got my passport and they had spelled my name wrong. So, we had to postpone the trip till June '08. I got our passports, invitations and visas all ready for the trip. My grandma decided she wanted to go since we fly standby. So, I negotiated with my mom to allow me to fly up to Cleveland a couple days before and then fly with her to China the day before my mom, sister and my other uncle. Not only that, I had a confirmed ticket on flights from Detroit to Minneapolis to Boise on June 23rd to visit my other relatives out there. We planned on driving all over the west USA!

    Palm Harbor, Florida

    8:00AM
    June 7th, 2008
    I got up at around 8AM and did my normal routine. I had a big breakfast. My dad took me to the airport to drop me off for my flight. At the time my parents worked for Northwest Airlines (now they work with Delta) so I was flying on a zedfare ticket on Continental. Lets just say, I'm not at the top of the standby list! He dropped me off and I said my goodbyes.

    Tampa International Airport, Florida
    10:00AM

    I checked in my bags which one of them almost weighed 50 pounds and headed to Airside A for Continental Flight #1504 to Cleveland, Ohio. I got on the tram and sat went through security. Everything was normal. I sat down by gate A4 and waited for my name to be called. Luckily, I got the last seat on the plane! 07B! I was hoping for a window but if it means not getting on, a center is fine! At that moment, I realized I will not return to Florida until the end of July!

    Flight #1504
    Tampa, Florida (TPA) - Cleveland, Ohio (CLE)
    Equipment - Boeing 737-800
    Seat Assignment - 07B, Economy, Center
    Departure Time - 12:25PM
    Arrival Time - 2:51PM
    Flying Time - 2 hours 26 minutes
    Departure Gate - A4
    Arrival Gate - C7
    Aircraft Registration - N76254, delivered 9/27/2000
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - 100%
    Video - Continental 737-800 Tampa to Cleveland

    Flight #1504
    This was my first time flying Continental Airlines that I can remember. I'm told I flew them when I was about 6 months old but I don't remember it. The seats weren't terribly bad for being economy and a center. One great thing I liked about this flight was the fact Economy got a free meal! Especially on a three hour flight! I got a ham sandwich and a Sprite! The flight went by rather quickly and before I knew it we were in Cleveland, Ohio! City stop one of my summer! Note, I apologize for the lack of pictures on this flight. Being in a center I didn't get many.


    My plane, N76254 arriving from Newark, New Jersey!


    View in Tampa. The Continental Beech-1900D is probably going to fly an inter-Florida route.


    On the ground in Cleveland.


    Boeing 737-800 flightdeck.

    Cleveland, Ohio

    June 7th-9th, 2008
    My arrival into Cleveland was normal. I went straight to baggage claim and met up with my grand parents. I basically sat around their condo until Tuesday, June 9th. We decided that Tuesday, June 10th has the best seat availability and that my grandma and I would try to get to China that day. So, we did some last minute packing and booked ourselves on Northwest 3009, 25 and the continuation of 25.

    Westlake, Ohio
    5:00AM

    June 10th, 2008
    My grandpa woke me up at 5:00AM sharp. Surprisingly I slept that night even though I was excited. We wanted to get to the airport early so we left the condo around 6:15AM. One problem arose though. Before we left we figured out that the 7:00AM flight to Detroit had canceled so the flight we were trying for at 10:00AM was going to fill up quickly. We got to the airport and said goodbye to my grandpa.

    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio
    6:45AM
    The Hopkins airport is pretty nice. Unlike how it is today being renovated and such, back in 2008 it was pretty nice. When we were checking our bags the agent, while putting our bag tags on, said that we don't have a chance on Flight #25. She said it was oversold by 3! She said she would be running the flight to DTW and that she'd make sure we get on. Sure enough, she did.


    Airlink Flight #3009
    Operated by Mesaba Aviation
    Cleveland, Ohio (CLE) - Detroit, Michigan (DTW)
    Equipment - Saab-340B+ Turboprop
    Seat Assignment - 02D, Economy, Window
    Departure Time - 10:15AM
    Arrival Time - 11:15AM
    Flying Time - 1 hour 0 minutes
    Departure Gate - C8
    Arrival Gate - C17
    Aircraft Registration - N410XJ, delivered 3/28/1997
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - 100%
    Video - Northwest Saab-340 Cleveland to Detroit

    Flight #3009

    I actually found this flight rather exciting. It was my first time that I remember flying on a turboprop. It was kinda fun over Lake Erie though. There were some nasty storms which caused alot of turbulence especially in our little Saab! My grandma didn't quite like it but she survived. After about 30 minutes of flying we landed in Detroit and taxied right past the 747-400 parked at the McNamara terminal which would be operating NW25 that day!


    Boarding the old fashioned way. Stairs.

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    View as we taxi away from the terminal.


    Over Lake Erie.


    Downtown Detroit!


    We had a really long taxi. Here we are approaching the McNamara Terminal.


    Saab-340B+ flightdeck.

    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport, Michigan
    Detroit was how it always is. Big, spacious and just plain amazing. After having a short chat with the FO I got my grandma and we walked through the underground tunnel to the gate flight #25 was operating out of. After we ate at the Chilis across from the gate we sat and waited for our names to be called. Since she was flying as a parent she was at the bottom of the list while I was at the top as a dependent. They called my name and I walked up to the desk. The gate agent said she had one more World Business Class seat open, no coach and I was first on the list. Sadly, I had to decline it since I wasn't allowed to connect in Tokyo by myself! haha. I had my dad relist us on Flight #11 to Tokyo. Sure enough we got called for that one. But, she said she has two seats and one doesn't recline! Since that was the last flight of the day we had to take it. My trip to China had officially begun!

    Airlines Flight #11
    Detroit, Michigan (DTW) to Tokyo Narita, Japan (NRT)
    Equipment - Boeing 747-400
    Seat Assignment - 80K, World Business Class, Window, Upper Deck
    Departure Time - 3:36PM
    Arrival Time - 5:23PM +1 Day
    Flying Time - 12 hours 47 minutes
    Departure Gate - A50
    Arrival Gate - 23
    Aircraft Registration - N676NW, delivered on 4/18/2002
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - 95%
    Video - Northwest 747-400 Detroit to Tokyo Upper Deck

    Flight #11
    This is the longest flight I have ever taken. It was also my first time in World Business Class. Now, some of you are probably wondering why I took a broken seat. Well, I wasn't really going to use it. I had my whole flight laid out. Stay awake, eat, take pictures of Alaska etc. Also, I figured if I stayed awake that I'd be dead tired when I arrive in Shanghai at 9:00PM I'd be able to sleep through the night and have no jet lag. Anyways, I had an appetizer, dinner, dessert and breakfast. I had some conversations with the captain who was having a snack while we were over Alaska and the flight attendants. They brought all kinds of stuff. Candy, a cake and a root beer float. All at around midnight EST. I was hoping to get some pictures of Mt. McKinley but we flew a little bit too far south of it. After a while I finally saw the Japanese coastline. All I was thinking of is that in a couple hours I will be visiting my third country and second continent! We had nice landing in Tokyo, had a long welcoming speech and got off the plane. Flight 2 of 3 for the day had been complete!


    My plane, N676NW, at gate A50.


    Gate A50, to Tokyo-Narita.


    View after boarding.


    Climbing over Michigan.


    Peppered smoked tune appetizer.


    View of the upper deck World Business Class cabin.

    I scanned the menu and a few other items from the flight. Here they are....


    Front page of the menu.


    Entrees.


    Beverages.


    Cover of the Japanese Northwest World Traveler.


    I found this rather interesting. The Japanese Northwest fleet page.


    Instructions on how to use the remote for the PTV.


    Salad of mixed greens, fresh cucumbers, yellow tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Also, assorted bread.


    Dinner. Rather small but quite tasty. Mushroom crusted beef tenderloin with duchess potatoes, asparagus, grilled red pepper and a porcini sauce.


    Ice cream cake with fudge swirl and chocolate crumb crust. Delicious.


    Cruising over Saskatchewan.


    Map.


    Alaska.


    Approaching Anchorage.


    Wingview.


    Amazing mountains!


    More mountains.


    View of our route.


    Breakfast quesadilla with peppered bacon and roasted red potatoes.

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    Over the coast of Japan.


    A Korean Air 777-200.


    The terminal. The 747-400 shown operated Flight #25. The flight I missed I ended up parking next to fifteen hours later!


    Parking.


    The flightdeck after 13 hours!


    My plane (right) and another NW 747-400.

    Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan
    June 11th, 2008
    After we got off of flight #11 I was just filled with excitement. I wanted to look around but I knew we had to get to our gate to catch the flight to Shanghai. We went through security after we sweated and panted for a half hour. It had to be atleast 85* in that part of the airport! We arrived at gate 16 for Flight #25 to Shanghai, China and we immediately given our seats. We sat down and waited to board.


    Gate area for NW25 to Shanghai.

    Airlines Flight #25
    Tokyo Narita, Japan (NRT) to Shanghai Pudong, China (PVG)
    Equipment - Boeing 747-400
    Seat Assignment - 10K, World Business Class, Window
    Departure Time - 6:41PM
    Arrival Time - 8:43PM
    Flying Time - 3 hours 02 minutes
    Departure Gate - 16
    Arrival Gate - D73
    Aircraft Registration - N674US, delivered 10/18/1999
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - 75%
    Video - Northwest 747-400 Tokyo Narita to Shanghai

    Flight #25
    The minute I boarded I immediately noticed a difference from the upper deck. It was loader and more crowded downstairs. Plus, you didn't really get as much attention as you did up stairs. After takeoff I watched the sunset over Japan. Sadly, my old camera didn't perform very well in low light situations. Somehow, I fell asleep over the East China Sea. I woke up right before we started our descent into Shanghai. Once we landed we were welcomed to China and my day long journey had come to an end.


    My plane, N674US, to Shanghai. Ironically, when this plane was in the old bowling shoe colors it was named "City of Shanghai".


    Gate 16.


    Pushback.


    That big hotel.


    Right after takeoff.


    Sunset.


    Over Fukuoka.


    I know it's hard to see, but that's the Shanghai Pudong airport.


    Approaching terminal 2.

    Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    I was immediately impressed with Shanghai's airport. It's the cleanest airport I have ever seen! Not even a crumb (exaggeration lol). The bathroom was spotless! My grandma and I headed down to customs where there were yellow lines you had to stand behind and wait your turn for an empty cubicle. They sit in glass type boxes. I gave them my passport and visa and they looked up, down, up, down (worrying me) and finally cleared me into China. We met up with my uncle, cousin and their driver to take us to their house. Once I got there I had a soda and went to bed. overall, PVG is an amazing airport.

    Shanghai, China
    We spent the majority of our time in Shanghai. As I planned out, I had no jet lag! We visited all the big buildings in Shanghai including the Pearl Orient, Jin Mao and we looked at the Shanghai World Financial Center which wasn't open yet. We went to YuYuan gardens and several other places around Shanghai. I'm not going to go very indepth since this is aviation related but I'd highly recommended visiting Shanghai!


    My uncle's house.


    A temple we visited in Shanghai.


    Shanghai cityscape!


    YuYuan Gardens

    Ningbo, China
    We had to drive down to Ningbo for a business meeting my uncle had to attend. Ningbo is about a three hours drive south of Shanghai. We went on the Hangzhou Bay Bridge, one of the longest in the world. Ningbo wasn't as glorious as Shanghai but it was pretty interesting. At the hotel we ate at I got my first meal that I really wanted to eat. Honestly, I got tired of everything being in dumplings really fast! I had a hamburger. I think there were carrots in it!


    View from the mall we went to in Ningbo.

    Suzhou, China
    Suzhou is located west of Shanghai more inland in China. It's about a two hours drive from my uncle's house. We went to what the driver referred to as a "water town". It was what you'd imagine when you think of China. It was a pretty interesting place to go. The restaurant we went to was great. It was a little hole in the wall place but they had these really good....things. If anyone can tell me what this is that would be great. They looked like sectioned potatoes, same color and grew in the water. They had the same texture as a sweet potato.


    Part of Suzhou.


    The types of streets they had.

    June 21st, 2008
    This was a fairly eventful day for our travel plans. If you don't remember be mentioning I had confirmed flights to Boise from Detroit that I had to catch on the 23rd. My dad called me, probably costing him $20 to tell me the flight we were listed on for the 22ndhad canceled! So, I had to have my flights changed to the 24th. So, now I had one more day in China but only one chance to get to Boise before my relatives leave for vacation!

    Shanghai, China
    5:30AM

    June 23rd, 2008
    I woke up around 5:30AM. We got all of our bags brought together and headed off for the airport. It took us about a half hour to get to the airport. I unloaded our bags, said goodbye and headed into the airport.


    View of the airport as we were circling around.

    Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China
    The airport was even more spacious in the check in area! It was HUGE! While checking our bags the agent told us that it was a full flight and that they would have to wait to give us our seats. So, we went to the second floor and had breakfast. After breakfast the agent informed us that they had four World Business Class seats and one economy seat. So, I was forced to take the economy. Back of the bus, 66K! Atleast it was a window though.


    Chinese TSA marching by.


    The Pudong airport check in.


    Airlines Flight #26
    Shanghai Pudong (PVG) to Tokyo-Narita (NRT)
    Equipment - Boeing 747-400
    Seat Assignment - 66K, Economy, Window
    Departure Time - 9:47AM
    Arrival Time - 1:43PM
    Flying Time - 2 hours 56 minutes
    Departure Gate - D73
    Arrival Gate - 22
    Aircraft Registration - N662US, delivered on 3/13/1989
    Status - On Time
    Estimated Load - 100%
    Video - Northwest 747-400 Shanghai to Tokyo Narita

    Flight #26
    The flight was fine for me being in economy. I slept most of the time. The weather in Shanghai was terrible when we left so we couldn't see anything. Turbulence was horrible on approach to Tokyo though, followed by a rough landing which you can see in the video.


    Check in for flight #26 to Tokyo-Narita.


    N662US at D73. My ride to Japan.


    Parked. A Virgin A340 next to us.


    Holding short of the runway. A United 747 and a Lufthansa 747 is pictured.


    Right after we emerged form the clouds.


    Climbing.


    The Japanese coast.


    Taxing to our gate in Narita.


    Northwest's 747-400 economy cabin.


    N662US, the plane I was just on.

    Tokyo Narita International Airport, Japan
    The airport was the same as a couple weeks before. It was hot. We had to nearly run to our gate since we were running a tad bit late. Once we got to the gate my uncle had a little temper tantrum. They had told him that all they have is three World Business and the rest economy. There were five of us. So, he's up there saying, "God D*****, we're in f****** cattle class!" You don't know how embarrassed I was! He can get my mom fired for acting like that! So, they basically printed the tickets and threw them at us. My mom grabbed the two coach seats took my sister and went ahead of us so he would shut up! So, as you can tell, we had a blast in Japan for two hours!

    Airlines Flight #26
    Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) to Detroit, Michigan (DTW)
    Equipment - Boeing 747-400
    Seat Assignment - 12K, World Business Class, Window
    Departure Time - 2:50PM
    Arrival Time - 2:10PM
    Flying Time - 12 hours 20 minutes
    Departure Gate - 24
    Arrival Gate - A40
    Aircraft Registration - N667US, delivered on 7/20/1990
    Status - Delayed by 25 minutes due to lightning in Detroit.
    Estimated Load - 99%
    Video - Northwest 747-400 Tokyo Narita to Detroit

    Flight #26
    The flight was rather uneventful since I slept the majority of the time. The dinner was excellent. I did wake up though right as we were south of Anchorage and I still say, the most stars I had ever seen in my life was that moment!


    Parked in Narita.


    Directly after takeoff.


    Dinner.


    Cruising over Minnesota.


    The map as we pass into Wisconsin.


    On approach to Detroit.


    Sitting on the tarmac unable to move due to lightning. The special schemed Saab is pictured.
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