I am finally getting around to editing pictures from my most recent trip to Asia. The primary purpose of the trip was to ride the Nozomi Shinkansen from Tokyo to Fukuoka with my son (he LOVES trains). I will begin posting about each segment in the very near future, but until that time, I will post my typical “In 5 Pictures” post. The first aircraft I experienced was Japan Airlines’ 787-900. The segment from Dallas to Tokyo-Narita was in Premium Economy Class.
Having flown out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport numerous times, I usually give myself just enough time to make it to the gate as boarding begins. This flight was no different, I made it to parking with enough time to spare but missed the bus to the terminal. It was not a big deal because I was able to grab an Uber for Terminal D. I made it to the counter a few minutes before it closed and was able to purchase an upgrade to Premium Economy for $350 USD.
Security was a breeze and I made it to the aircraft with time to spare.
I was able to get an aisle seat in the last row of the Premium Economy cabin. To make this better, I did not have a seatmate for the flight!
The amenity kit was surprisingly impressive. It included slippers, eye mask, ear plugs, toothbrush, and a shoehorn. I should have expected this on a Japanese Airline, the domestic carriers in the United States need to shell out (or charge) a few more dollars for this.
The food on the flight was a highlight. For lunch, I was given the choice of hashed beef or salmon. Is that really a choice, though??? It was amazing.
As a snack, I was offered a crème brulee pastry. Oh. My. Goodness. This was one of the single best snacks I had ever eaten on an airplane. It legit left me speechless.
My trip to Japan started well, I could not wait for the rest of the experiences. Thanks again for reading, please come back for more “in 5 Pictures” post and the full trip report.