Heading to The States…
Heading Out ( Out of focus again, sorry. I was rushing to catch him before he left ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 40 mm — 1/40 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — full exif
Heading Out
( Out of focus again, sorry. I was rushing to catch him before he left )
seating chart showing a very full plane
Very Full Flight

We're heading to Ohio to visit my folks for the summer, just like we did last year. Fumie headed to the airport yesterday with Anthony, and stayed at the on-site hotel, allowing me to pack and such at home. I'm heading out to the airport now.

The flight is full. There were only a few seats left the other day, and looking yesterday, it seems they've all gone. Ugh.

We normally take Untied Airlines, but the Kansai - San Francisco - Chicago - Cleveland route is really unfun – too many segments – so this time I'm trying Kansai - Detroit - Cleveland on Northwest. This itinerary shaves something like five hours off the travel time.

The last time I flew Northwest, in 1990, my luggage got mistakenly put onto a later flight, one that – also mistakenly – crashed, killing seven passengers and one crew member.

Hopefully, this time is, uh, less eventful.


All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Well, have a good trip. I only used Northwest for a few short trips within Asia, but I detest them from the bottom of my heart… Hope you won’t as well after this trip. ;o)

— comment by Dav on July 24th, 2008 at 9:38am JST (9 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

WAIT!

What am I supposed to do with Genbo this Saturday?

— comment by Zak on July 24th, 2008 at 10:28am JST (9 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Have fun! Continuing with the Northwest rant theme, I had to stay overnight at an LAX airport hotel when my flight was delayed for a full day. I guess I should be grateful the engine caught fire on the inbound flight and not after we got halfway over the Pacific.

— comment by nils on July 24th, 2008 at 11:00pm JST (9 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

That’s an unusual method of preparation… To have half the family move to the hotel first and then leave the next day. I’m sure as a programmer you have solid logic behind it however.

I can say I have had at least one successful Northwest flight to Japan and back… other than a very noisy bathroom door that had a habit of slamming every 10 minutes.

— comment by Jon Van Dalen on July 26th, 2008 at 12:06am JST (9 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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