All too soon, our week in Japan was up and it was time to head home back to Singapore. It was most certainly an eye opener to walk through the quaint Japanese streets, experience the crisp winter weather and see the array of people found in the vast metropolis. I will definitely be back in Tokyo again and again and never get bored of it! But for now, time to catch a flight back to SIN
7th JANUARY 2009
Narita International Airport (NRT
Carrier: Northwest Airlines
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A330-223 (N854NW)
Estimated Departure: 1745
Actual Departure: 17??
Changi International Airport (SIN
Estimated Arrival: 00??
Actual Arrival: 0002
Upon check-in, we were told that there might not be seats available for us as a United flight supposedly got cancelled and hence passengers from that flight got transferred over to NW
19. Fingers crossed, eventually it worked out and we were able to secure seats.
The Northwest Airlines check-in row
No prizes in guessing that NRT is an NW hub
More check-in counters
The flights departure board
Japan Airlines Boeing 777-346/ER JA736J
Oh look, it’s N853NW again!
Korean Air and three United (old livery) planes
Korean Air Boeing 777-2B5/ER HL7530 in action
This is the land of Hello Kitties
The exterior of NRT Terminal 1
It is now 15:40 and 8.6 degrees Celsius
World Clock wall
The departure board again
By the time it was time to go airside and board the plane, it was already quite dark outside. Don’t you just love the timings of sunrise, sunset and nightfall during winter? Again, it was quite a full flight out of NRT
. Our seats were right at the back!
Right us to us, is a company Boeing 747-451 N673US
Our luggage has been spotted!
Loading the last of the luggage stash for NW 19
The crowded cabin
The tiny screen again
Doors soon closed, followed by pushback and a slow taxi out to the active runway. As it was dark out, taking photos sure was a challenge!
Cargo plane again
Parked at the stand, I wonder who this was
Passing by more cargo planes
View of the city by night as N854NW launched itself into the night sky
All signs are still on, keep your seatbelts fastened!
When the seatbelts signs blinked off, the FAs swung into action and wheeled their trolleys down the aisles. They were asking what we would like to drink while distributing a bag of pretzels.
Pretzels and a cup of juice for me with my iPod
Anybody remembers her?
The pretzel in question
From the very back of the plane
NW’s IFE wasn’t really that interesting
Sometime later, the FAs returned with their trolleys! This time, they were dishing out dinner. Hmm I wonder what’s for dinner tonight..
Please watch out for the trolley, thank you!
Dinner on NW 19
Teriyaki Fish with rice
Salad.. some greens are always good for you
A cup of cola is always a must
Bread roll with its accompaniments
I forgot what cake this was
After dinner, most of the passengers just opted to catch forty winks. I, on the other hand, can never sleep in planes. My iPod Classic became my only source of entertainment. Somehow 6-7 hours of flight time whizzed past and the pilot announced that we’re descending, slowing down and eventually about to land at SIN
We pulled into and parked at Gate D42
Not long after, this Japan Airlines Boeing 777-246/ER JA702J pulled in next to us
From my impressions formed by flying NW
20 and NW
19, I find Northwest Airlines to be a just-okay kind of Airline. The IFE offerings weren’t really that fantastic, but neither was it abysmal. I gather that the SIN
routes on NW
) are quite popular, seeing the how the plane was filled to the brim both ways. Of course, Northwest has since been ingested by Delta so I don’t mind trying out the SIN
route on DL
and see whether DL
has brought anything new or nothing new to the table. Until the next TR
My other trip reports
Yokoso! Japan 2012: 3K/D7/NH/SQ & Shinkansens
A Weekend Trip: SIN-KUL-SIN On Jetstar Asia (3K)
Retroactive! New Zealand 2007 On QF & NZ Part 1
Retroactive! New Zealand 2007 On QF & NZ Part 2
SQ A380/77W SIN-HKG With Singapore Girls & Boys
[Edited 2012-08-05 02:40:02]