Thursday, February 25, 2016

Flying to Tokyo on Japan Airlines. And about planning trips to Abu Dhabi, London and Switzerland.

A Hugh Grant movie and some champagne
to start off a mini weekend break in Japan,
living a never-ending #Travelife...

This afternoon I was speeding down EDSA again from Makati on the way to NAIA 1, living a #Travelife.

I was on the 240 PM Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo's Narita Airport, and it was 1:25 PM. Fortunately I made it, arriving at the JAL counter at NAIA 1 at 145 pm, probably the last passenger to check in, as usual. And certainly the last passenger to board as I was on my computer at the lounge until the very last minute. 

It's not that I like tempting fate, though. But when you spend as much time on airplanes and in airports as I do, you'll want to spend as little time in them as possible, living a #Travelife.

Scroll down to read more about the Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo...


And, as usual, I was doing a million things all at the same time, including semi-packing for trips to Abu Dhabi and London in two separate suitcases, baking bread for breakfast, finalizing details for our #Travelife to Hokkaido and to Iceland, and semi-planning for summer holidays in Switzerland and France.

Plus following up RSVPs for a dinner party for some friends I'd traveled with to Sri Lanka or planned trips to Sri Lanka for.


Then when I finally got to the airport, I was in such a rush that I practically slammed my passport on the business class counter of JAL, relieved that I had actually made my flight.

I always cut things close but I've never ever missed a flight yet -- would you believe?


I know almost everyone at JAL because I've been taking JAL for years at least once a month, if not twice a month. However, today the lady at that JAL business class counter was relatively new.

She took one look at me and said: "Didn't you just fly with us recently? I remember you."

I replied: "Yes. Two weeks ago. And I'm flying with you again in a few weeks."


Two weeks ago I'd flown to Hokkaido for the opening of the Sapporo Snow Festival, and I'd had the most incredible fun doing everything from skiing to driving a snowmobile, when we weren't checking out the festival.

And now here I am, just landed in Tokyo on Japan Airlines, for a mini weekend break at one of Japan's best hot springs inns, considered the top in the Kanto region. Read more about this soon. It's my favourite place...


Then I'm back in Japan and on Japan Airlines in a few weeks' time for the cherry blossoms. Although somewhere between then and now, I've got trips to Abu Dhabi and London slotted in somehow, as always living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.

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