10:00 - UA Flt#195 - Philadelphia->Chicago/Ohare (2B)
12:30 - UA Flt#881 - Chicago/Ohare->Tokyo/Narita (3A)
Once again, I managed to sleep through my alarm!
Holly woke me up with her phone call.
We got to the airport with plenty of time to spare.
I checked in and went to the First Class lounge, were I had two cups of Cappuccino and then called Brian with a final check in.
On the plan from Phily to Chicago, I noticed a very tall black man moving through the First Class cabin.
As he took off his long leather jacket, first I noticed that the jacket was as tall as I was! I also realized that it was Julius Erving!! a.k.a. “Dr. J”!!
The flight for the most part was uneventful. The gentleman next to me, did have a death grip on his seat during some of the turbulence.
In Chicago, Dad was waiting for me at the gate, and then we headed to the First Class lounge. We did wait and see “Dr. J”.
Finally, we got on the plan for Tokyo and we settled in. Your personal area was huge! One could fit another seat in front of you.
The first meal that was served seemed to me endless. Caviar, smoked salmon, crackers, cheese, fruit, etc.
For my main meal, I got the Japanese meal which actually turned out to be quite large, and had some beef! After that, there was another round of cheese & fruit, then the desert, which I did not partake in.
The two movies shown were “Speed” and “The Shadow”. I had already seen “Speed” on my trip to LA last week.
I was never able to sleep during the plane trip. I tried on several occasions, but I would sleep for 5-10 minutes and then wake up!
I do remember flying over parts of Alaska. The endless ranges of snow covered mountains. So isolated. Nothing in sight. Just snow and mountains.
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