In which we may together lament the crappy way that Americans experience short haul flights.
Seeing a cute Victorian home off of the Japanese highway was an odd experience, until I realized that it was Tokyo Disney. I went a long time ago (before this blog was even an idea in my mind) and would definitely go back for the day. It’s like going to an amusement park in outer space.
Whiskey and shochu tasting in the ANA business class lounge. Amazing. A damned whiskey tasting in a lounge with showers, shopping, and another sake tasting bar. All for a sub 4 hour flight.
Noodle bar in that ANA lounge. It’s an extremely kick ass lounge and I highly recommend it.
Cool livery outside of the airport windows. I would love to go to Thailand someday, sooner than later. Incredible business class seats on this short jaunt. Do you see those miles of leg room?
Super comfortable with slippers, a pillow, individual entertainment systems, and a great recline. I could have flown in this seat for 6 hours. Mount Fuji from the airplane…exquisite and majestic. What a view! Random Japanese cracker snacks Easily the best thing that we ate on the flight. The rest of the food was very…Japanese. The western meal was okay – some tender (if salty) beef with a baked turnip, a rather fishy salmon roulade, and a very nice apricot cake. Exceptional, it wasn’t.
And the Japanese food, while beautiful, tasted uniformly of fish. And not the good kind of fish. Very thankful for the miso soup that came alongside. Plus we got to enjoy a great range of entertainment options, including some amazing documentaries on Japanese chefs.
The food was a little weird for my tastes, but ANA is a first class experience even on a short business class flight.
Southwest, eat your hearts out.