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We made it to Bangkok!

Travel to Bangkok

It feels good to be back in the “Big Mango”!  Our trip over over last two days has gone well without any problems or issues.  Typically we fly Korean Air but this time we tried a new airline – Air Nippon (or ANA, All Nippon Airways).  For the most part their service was similar to Korean Air with a few differences here and there.  Over all we were very satisfied with their service.  For some reason it seemed to have gone by faster than the previous trips over.

Tokyo Narita Airport

Its my first time in to Japan along with visiting Tokyo’s Narita Airport.  We didn’t have a lot of time between flights so I didn’t get to explore like I hoped to.  It seems to be an older airport as the International section did not provide the elevated walkway to the airplane (or what they call a “Jet Bridge”).  However it was very efficient, when they call for us to board we got on a large bus that took us out on the tarmac to the plane (a Boeing 787 Dreamliner).  With this being said, it still felt strange entering such a large plane from a stairwell on the tarmac.  Check out the size of the 787 engines:

 

Gallery – Tokyo Narita Airport

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Star Wars at Tokyo Narita Airport

A week or so ago, I had read about Nippon Airways teaming up with LucasFilm to create a series of movie themed planes.  We were lucky enough to actually see one at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.  When I spotted it I was like, could it possibly be the plane that we fly to Bangkok on?!?!?!  Use THE FORCE Dean, Use THE FORCE!  I did try using but unfortunately the force “was not strong enough” to make this happen. :^(

Here’s a link ANA Nippon’s “Star Wars Project” website.  For Star Wars fans, this website is a must see! Be sure to turn the sound up!

 

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport

Next up is our arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.  The third leg of our trip (Tokyo to Bangkok) went well.  As I mentioned before we flew on a newer Boeing 787 which was great, the only problem we had was the lack of space where we sat.  I recently heard that airlines were ordering these newer style planes by adding as many seats as they could.  The end result is very limited seating space, such as narrow seat width, limited legroom and no “elbow room”.  It was not the most comfortable seating arrangement for a 6 hour flight but we made it.  I would not want to try this type of plane for the longest leg of this trip, the 15 hours from Houston to Tokyo.

Arriving to Bangkok late in the evening (10:30pm) is the best time to arrive.  The airport is less crowded, easy to get taxi and very little traffic when traveling to hotel.

 

Photo of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport:

 

Mythical Dean

5 comments

    • I know, you can’t get any cooler than Star Wars Planes! On top of that you could watch all of the Star Wars movies on their in-flight entertainment! Very smart on their part to tie into the current Star Wars excitement.

  • Stumbled across this in my yahoo email looking for something else. Glad you got there safe and you are updating the site for this trip too. Will definitely check back. Safe travels to you guys.

    • Greetings Tatia, glad to hear you’re following along with us. I will be posting updates as we go along (when time and internet permits). Take care, Dean

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