We left the dorm at 3 am to get to the airport for a 6:05 am flight to Nagora, Japan with ongoing service to Detroit, Michigan. Manilla airport was a complete zoo at 3 am. It took us 2.5 hours to check in. We went through 3 security checks before we finally got to our waiting area at 5.50am. They were boarding the plane as we walked up. Once boarded, we sat on the plane for another 40 minutes before we moved. Finally, at 6.45 we took off.
4 hours later we land in Japan. Japan means getting off the plane with all your stuff, walking down a hallway, through another security checkpoint. You walk back around the corner to just get right back on the plane. I’m sure there is a reason for this. I just can’t really think of one.
11.5 hours later we land in Detroit. We had 1.5 hours to catch our flight to KC. Normally, that’s plenty of time. The lines through passport control was pretty long, another security checkpoint and we had 15 minutes to get to gate area. Enough time for me to grab a spicy chicken sandwich from Wendy’s because the meals on the international flight were pretty pathetic. They gave us hotdogs and called it sausage.
Detroit was a shock as it was -7 degrees.
2 hours late we land in KC. On the road home. At the house at 3 pm on the same day (Tuesday) I left Manilla at 3 am.
19 hours of travel. Over 20,000 miles. Exhausted but thankful.
Will update videos and add the last two later today.
Much to process and think.