Saturday, 20 March 2010

Flight JL 771 - Narita to Kingsford Smith Airport Sydney

The first thing we do on boarding is kick off our shoes and put on the complementary slippers. Comfy. We also get a toothbrush and toothpaste, ear plugs, an eye mask, refresher towels and a face mask. I didn't need to buy my souvenir face mask at Tokyo station after all.
Dinner is served about an hour and a half into the flight. I had the chicken. Sake is also on the menu. It is good sake too. An older Japanese woman across the aisle from us seems to be watching us out of the corner of her eye. She seems amused that we're eating the Japanese food option and with chop sticks. Later she pulls out packets of large rice crackers and shares them with us. What a nice ol' gal. Good rice crackers but not as good as the fresh ones I chowed down on in old Kyoto.
After dinner it is lights off for most people. This is a night flight. Quite a few people watch movies though. I try to avoid seeing spoilerific scenes from "Paranormal Activity" and "2012" which a number of people around us were watching. Damn the big screens in Premium Economy.
I try on the face mask. It gets hot under those things. I dunno how so many Japanese wander around all day with these things on.
Not as many obvious business travellers as the flight over. We were surrounded by business men working on lap tops on the way to Japan. This time it looks like mainly tourists - either going home or visiting Australia. Apparently it is the first day of spring vacation for the Japanese which would also explain the crowd at customs. We joined hundreds of people crowding customs and passport control at the airport. It took ages to get through.

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