Are you wearing a hat?
Take it off.
Throw it in the air.
Three cheers for ANA airlines.
An eight hour flight can seem daunting to anyone. (Except for me because I actually love being on an airplane.) Anyway, not the point. The stewardesses on my ANA Airlines flight to Japan really set the bar high for quality service.
I started out by boarding my flight and walking down the wrong aisle. You would think it was my first flight, but whatever. So I attempt to ask — just kidding, I walk up to a stewardess with sad and sorry eyes and show her my ticket. She smiles, speaks some Japanese and some English and escorts me to my seat against flight-boarding-zombie traffic.
I try to cozy up in my middle seat. An older Japanese man has the window seat and keeps to himself and a Japanese-American girl around my age has the aisle. I’m relieved to find out that she speaks English and we immediately hit it off about our plans and who we’re meeting up with and talk about how this is both of our first trips to Japan.
Since this flight is technically a red-eye, scheduled to land at 11 p.m. the following day, I try to get some sleep. Instead, I order a plastic cup of red wine and the stewardess keeps it coming all flight.
What more, is that we also get THREE meals. Each of them surprisingly delicious — Udon noodles with ground beef was the most memorable. Last and definitely not least was the tasty mango sorbet for dessert 🙂
The seats were comfy, the bathrooms were pristine, and the thing I love most about international flights are the unlimited (and free) movies.
We’re almost there and I couldn’t be more excited!
What’s your favorite airline? Do you have any excellent flying experiences? I’d love to hear about it!