Waiting for departure
After just two short days in Tokyo I am off to Singapore for a few days of work. Thankfully this is only for 4 days vs. 3 weeks so I'll be back in Tokyo on Thursday night. It's 10:20pm and I'm at Haneda Airport waiting for departure. I love being able to fly out of Haneda as I can leave my house and be there in 30 minutes vs. the 2 hours that it takes to get to Narita and they have red eye flights to Singapore. It's great to be able to fly out late on Sunday evening and arrive Monday morning for work. Previously if I had Monday meetings I would spend my Sunday all day on an airplane. Today I got to have a great date with my wife... We were speaking today about my travels today and she said 'taking an airplane for me is like taking a taxi for most people'. I'll arrive at 6:30am in Singapore and I'm not expecting any issues with sleeping on the flight. I should arrive and be fairly refreshed after a quick shower at the hotel.
Today's configuration: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux 35mm f/1.4 and 21mm f/1.4, Yellow Filter
I got my new Star Alliance Gold Card in the mail today for 2013. Sadly I don't get to fly Business Class but having a Gold Card is essential for quick check-ins, preferred baggage handling, and preferred seating. I also tried out the new United app for my iPhone. It is a pretty amazing app. Aside from a few of the normal things you can do such as check reservations, milage balance, etc, you can actually scan employee's badges to provide feedback on them. It can utilize your current location to determine which airport you are at. It even has Sodoku games to play while you are flying. Well done United on a bit of innovation!
...and Happy Girls Day. They certainly have the holidays covered at Haneda
The very exciting departure lounge... Hey they have free Wifi!
...and free beer! Membership has it privileges.
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