August 4th, 2003

More free internet at an airport.

Apparently this setup is being run by Yahoo! Cafe here at Narita. Wheee.

Anyway, I still think the Pacific is too big. Or, more accurately, it takes too damn long to cross. How long does it take? Long enough on my flight from Kennedy to Narita for me to get a full night's sleep, and then get up and watch back-to-back Lord of the Rings movies. Oh, yeah, and get fed twice.

Another 6 hour flight to Bangkok and this day's travelling is over.

One fun thing about All Nippon Airways: there's a 'flight camera' channel. As you fly along you can tune to that channel to watch live feed from a camera pointing down. Most of the way across it was pretty boring, but on final approach it was fun to look down at the area around Narita. A couple of minutes before landing they changed the point of view to the nose camera, so I watched as we touched down on runway 16R.

I don't know if other people found this unsettling. (They were showing our approach on the main screen, so everyone got to watch.) I enjoyed it, but that could just be me.
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