For this flight Kiyomi and I had discussed what seats we hoped to get – I wanted a window seat so I’d have something to look at (plane wings!) and Kiyomi wanted an asile seat so she could go the loo easily. Neither of us gave this a second thought after the initial discussion until we got our boarding passes. We both got our wish! Kiyomi an asile seat and me a window seat. Two seats on the right hand side of the plane. Joy.
The in-flight movie was Around The World In 80 Days staring Jackie Chan. Since I hadn’t seen it before it helped pass the time. The film was ok, not your typical Jackie Chan stuff.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea:
Arrived at Papua New Guinea, hot and dry. Had to go to the transit lounge where we were re-screened before reboarding the same plane to continue to Japan.
We waited inline outside the transit lounge in the hallway for about 25 minutes before being told to bring the line inside (as another plane was arriving) – what a difference that was: Air Conditioners! A welcome change. We got our new boarding passes (window and an asile) and went through the security check (we didn’t have to remove our laptops this time, nor were any suspicious tripods found). We waited in the transit lounge for about 10 minutes before reboarding the plane to Narita, Japan.
Aeroplane (Again):
On this leg of the trip the in-flight movie was Spiderman 2 and our seats where on the right-hand side of the plane. This meant that we wouldn’t have the afternoon sun coming through the windows.
We did pass the equator, so I took a photograph to remember the occasion.
One thing of interest what with all of the security measure the airlines are taking nowadays – no sharp objects, knives, scissors, razors etc are allowed on board in your carry on luggage (which is fine), have a look the picture below and tell me what you can see?
Sharp objects. They’re giving us what we’re not supposed to take onboard an aeroplane. Plus there’s the added cost of the weight of metal eating implements as opposed to plastic ones. I don’t know. Do you?
— David

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