My aircraft from LAX to Narita in Tokyo should be a Boeing 777-200ER like this one in the photo.

My aircraft from LAX to Narita in Tokyo should be a Boeing 777-200ER

Today is my birthday. What better way to celebrate than a trip to Tokyo? I am once again at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) ready for a new adventure. This one will take me many miles during a short period of time.

Currently I am waiting for my Alaska Airlines flight from SEA down to Los Angeles (LAX).  I will have a little layover there, then on to Tokyo via All Nippon Airways (ANA) to take a look at Haneda Airport’s new international terminal (HND).

This is going to be a long process. I leave today at about 7am. Fly to LAX, then to Tokyo and back to Seattle by Friday evening. A short trip via time, but long trip via experience. I am excited since this trip will be a few firsts: I have never flown ANA, on a Boeing 777-200ER 777-300ER (it has been changed, but still haven’t flown on one) or traveled so far in such a short amount of time. As an airline geek, I am totally pumped.

This also means I might be a little out of touch and a bit slow on my e-communications for the next few days. Even though this will be a whirl-wind trip, I will be back and pumped for the Aviation Geek Fest on Saturday.

A trip like this is one reason why I love the airline business. I wake up in one part of the world and I will go to sleep half way across the globe. Try doing that 100 years ago.

Disclaimer: ANA is covering my flight from LAX to NRT plus hotel. I am covering my flight from SEA to LAX and back.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: [email protected]

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You wrote: Disclaimer: ANA is covering my flight from LAX to NRT plus hotel. I am covering my flight from SEA to LAX and back.

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I appreciate the integrity you have shown with this statement.

Confused… are you flying LAX-NRT or LAX-HND?

Flying LAX to NRT and then checking out the new international terminal at HND. Then back to NRT to fly back to LAX. Then to SEA.

Ahh, I wish I had known that you were going to be on your/my/our! Home Town Airline!
I hope you have a great birthday and enjoy the exciting trip.

Yay! Happy Belated, David! Hope you had a good flight to Japan! Had you been there before? Excited to hear about Zennikku (as ANA’s acronym is known in Japanese)!

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