Toronto to Tokyo
I never thought I would imagine myself thinking this, but a 15 hour flight doesn’t seem nearly as long as I thought it would.
My saving grace? Being able sleep for some larger chunks of time. I’ve never been on who has to get her full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. But I’m normally not very good at napping. Luckily, I don’t have a lot of trouble sleeping on a plane.
The beverage cart has passed by a number of times and I usually get green tea since they have it steeped in a pot (pretty sure it’s just Tetley green tea, but that’s ok). I have to giant bottles of water that I purchased in the airport (as recommended by a friend in Toronto – thanks Tina!)
The meals have been good too. I’m not used to being served actual meals!
First up was lunch with a choice of chicken or beef. I almost went with the chicken until I heard the beef was “Japanese style” as the flight attendant said to describe it. There was also a small salad and a chocolate brownie. Overall, very tasty.
Hour later, we received Raman cup noodles, a mini roast slider (pretty dry, but it was good) and some cookies.
There hasn’t been any real turbulence and overall it’s been a good flight. There is a little boy (probably around two to three years old) who was asleep until just before take off. Then the screaming and crying started. Oh boy was he loud, but what can you do? His mother did everything to settle him down and in time he did… Only to start up again (and a few more times after that). But I didn’t judge or get any disapproving looks. I mean really, what can se do? Maybe the sounds of the plane scare him. Maybe his ears hurt. Maybe he’s just having a really bad day. And I have to say, when the little guy was in a good mood and walking around with his mom, he had a smile on that would melt your heart.
I haven’t watched any movies at this point, but have discovered a BBC comedy Trollied. It’s based in a grocery store chain and it’s pretty funny. The style is a little similar to Come Fly With ME, another British comedy, but this one is more of a mock reality show at Heathrow Airport focusing on a couple of fake airlines.
Me thinks it’s time to go and start watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit…