Tokyo to Chicago
Trip Start Jan 31, 2010
26Trip End Feb 14, 2010
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We took off from Tokyo on time, and the sky was already dark. We were asked to close our window shades as the sun would be up in the sky during the middle of the flight, when most people would be sleeping
Early into the flight, I had turned on my reading light. Later, as I was trying to watch some videos on my laptop, I was unable to get the light to turn off. I brought it to the flight attendant's attention, and she conferred with the purser. They decided to reset the entertainment console for my seatmate and me -- but I asked them to do it after my seatmate finished watching his movie. At the end of the flight, the flight attendant handed my seatmate and me "apology cards" with a serial number to go online and claim a reward. Turns out the reward offered is for a $150 voucher for future domestic travel!
About four hours into the eleven hour flight, I took out my contact lenses and popped a sleeping pill, which I got from my doctor specifically for this flight. Although I usually never have problems sleeping, I'm never able to sleep on a plane -- I guess I find flying too much fun
I woke up about an hour before landing, as the attendants were starting a snack service. The snack was a choice between a fruit plate or a mini chicken pot-pie (which I had). Before I knew it, we had arrived at O'Hare!
We went through customs, re-checked our bags and proceeded to Terminal 1 for our connecting flights home. There was a bit of a line at security, and by the time we got through and made it to the Red Carpet Club, we checked the flight loads and saw that the following flights out (both leaving about two hours later) had better availability -- so we re-listed for those flights. Now we're relaxing in the Club and sharing some trip photos with each other.
Be home soon!