Friday, June 7, 2013

Around the World - Back Home Again

Japan Airlines 787 Dreamliner

A neat little plus was that I got to ride in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Singapore to Tokyo and what a sweet ride it was. Japan Airlines is my new favorite airline, I can find nothing negative to say. The time I spent with them was just perfection.

Fun Fact: Did you know that at an altitude of 40,000 feet the outside temperature is -67 degrees Fahrenheit? I know a bit nippy isn't it? 

So here is a final recap of my around the world adventure: Total miles covered on the ship Mariner of the Seas was 14,199 nautical miles. To that can be added the trip back home which covered three countries and three separate flights and no lost luggage. The first leg was on Japan Airline from Singapore to Tokyo which was 3,333 miles, then on American Airline from Tokyo to Chicago O'Hare for another 6,266 miles and then Chicago to St. Louis, a mere 259 miles. The total trip home was 9,858 miles and about 19/20 hours of flight time.

That makes a total of 24,057 nautical and air miles - and you know what I could do the whole thing all over again tomorrow.

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Good news on the home front today. Southern California Edison Company has decided to shut down operations at their San Onofre Nuclear plant that has been in operation there for the last 40 years. That brings the number of nuclear plants in operation in the United States down from 104 to 100, a move in the right direction.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you got to try a Dreamliner, since it was on your wish list. Seriously, you had THE perfect cruise -- the on-time plane schedule for your return confirms this. And from your last paragraph, it seems you arrived home in perfect shape. Artichoke Annie is back! Hey, nuclear plants. You better watch your step if you know what's good for you.