34,000+ miles in 2.5 weeks through 6 cities in 3 countries

  • August 7th, 2008

15 hours, Seattle to Seoul to Hanoi

Of all the things that could irritate or stress me the idea of a trans-Pacific flight for 15 hours in a giant cylinder made me want to pull my hair out. To make matters worse, why – despite all the modern amenities and comforts – do airplanes have to be so hot and stuffy?

Middle of nowhere

I enjoyed the in-flight entertainment system. I REALLY enjoyed watching a tiny blinking airplane representing our plane plot its course across the on-screen map – really… It was like slow torture. 8 hrs. 11 mins. until touch-down. 8 hrs. 10 mins. 8 hrs. 9 mins. Kill. Me. Now. Each time the pilot would give the plane a little more throttle causing the MPH readout to increase, the more I wished that the throttle continued to push the plane supersonic. Sadly, our cruising speed remained steady.

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