The Longest Flight in the World

Okay, Robyn made me promise that I would not be all negative about the flight. Okay, so this is going to be a short entry.

The first flight (Maureens VERY first flight on an airplane and Connor first flight that he can remember) was EXCELLENT. We were in an Embraer made jet that sat roughly 50 people. It was 2×2 and was piloted by this guy who knew exactly what he was doing. It was smooth as glass. Very professional, and a GREAT plane ride.

The flight from Detroit to Tokyo was ummm, nice (remembering my promises). It’s not that it was rough, it’s just that riding in coach is tough for someone who is 6′, 2" and not exactly slim. Three is precious little room in those seats and near the end it was a little tough. Everyone else managed to sleep but me, since I was uncomfortable to the point of annoyance. They feed us like crazy, there was a food or snack service about every three hours. And the other crazy thing was that as we were flying we never experienced "night time" there was no darkness. We flew in daylight until Tokyo where we experienced our first sunset. On the plane we watched Gameplan with the Rock and several other movies, including a new entry into my "Worst Films Ever" with some wonky Duston Hoffman film about him running a toy factory.

The flight from Tokyo to China was nice, completely full as well. It was on an Airbus A330. Which was new and had individual video screens in the seats and stuff. All-in-all Northwest did pretty right by us, we enjoyed all the flight crews, especially Mr. Mike from Chicago on the flight to Tokyo. He was sneaking Maureen and another girl snacks from the first class section. You know, the really NICE stuff like figs and fruits in nice cups. My advice at this point would be to not sit in the middle, I thought it was the best idea at first since we’d have our own row, but I think it might be better to sit on the side, actually. I’m going to try and switch us up for that on the ride home. We’ll see how that goes.

Leave a Reply