Greetings Flight-Report Community. Thanks for stopping by and having a look at this report. This marks the second installment of the trip outlined below.
For this report I will finally be sharing a recent adventure. This trip took place in July 2015 so depending on when you're reading this I would consider it recent! This is also the first trip that I set out on with the idea of reporting at this site. With that I tried to use the tips I've learned by reading so many of your great reports on Flight-Report to take more detailed pictures.
My first time on Korean Air in any class. My first time on American Airlines in any class.
With a three hour layover at NRT I decided to pass immigration and customs, enter Japan, and enjoy the restaurants and observation deck.
It was raining off and on but the temp was pleasant so I snapped a few pictures. With the Delta hub changing ot one bank it is almost 75% Delta movements at this time of day (3pm local time).
747 from HNL.
This summer sees mostly 777 for Delta at NRT. There is no A330. At one point there were at least 8 777s on the ground of a fleet of only 18.
A 767 from PDX to complete the set.
The rain picked up so I headed inside to grab a bite to eat.
The Narita Mall entrance.
I decided on udon.
It was time to head back airside and continue this trek to SIN.
The security checkpoint was deserted and I was downstairs to immigration quickly. A modest line with only two stations open took about 8 minutes. I had time before I was to board so I visited the Skyclub. I also took the opportunity to change into some shorts and light clothing for the anticipated steamy arrival in SIN.
I enjoyed a Gin & Tonic and some cold bubbly water and then it was off to the gate.
I was surprised to see Delta board a 777 at 11A. It's a small gate area that's basically in a hallway with little to no waiting room. If I've seen these gates in use it has been for the 757s to GUM, SPN, or ROR. I reckon the move to one bank of flights necessitates this type of operation.
Around the corner from 11A you can get a good view of your airplane. It is in fact the same aircraft that took me from SEA to NRT.
Boarding was called and from the looks of the waiting area the load was rather light. My experience with this flight is that it is ALWAYS full up front and mostly full in the back, but not today. The Delta One cabin went out with at least 5 empty seats that I counted.
I settled into seat 6B. I like this seat for the extra privacy the closet gives you on your left hand side. In addition there's a little shelf on your left that is handy for storage.
The Purser made the rounds introducing herself and distributing the menus. Let's have a look at the menu for this +/- 7hr flight down to SIN.
We pushed fro the gate about 5 minutes early to line up for takeoff. It's a busy time at Narita for departures and we're approximately 8th in line.
Beverage service started after climb and champagne was requested. The beverages are served with rice crackers.
Our path down to Singapore tonight.
I normally have good success ordering the chilled deli plate on the Delta Interport segments. I asked for the same tonight.
This one was less appealing than I remember. The eggplant and chicken sandwich was tasty but the remainder I only picked at. At this point it has been over 24 hours since I left my home so, even with naps on the SEA-NRT leg I'm quite exhausted and not hungry anyway. I think I fell asleep sitting up!
After a nap we were nearing SIN and a per-arrival service commenced. I was hoping to try the ramen but they were out by the time I ordered so a sandwich was served.
The sandwich was dry and I don't think I managed a second bite. When approaching Singapore skip the arrival meal and eat the city!
We arrived into Terminal one gate D47 about 30 minuted ahead of schedule and I was in a taxi within 10 minutes. I love Changi!
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines Sky Club - 1, Sat 2
Tokyo - NRT
Singapore - SIN
It's a long haul to Singapore from North America. I believe most of the passengers are connecting on this flight so everyone is quite foggy and tired. The crew did a nice job with the service and allowing for sleep. The meals were not very appealing this time around. The seat adn IFE are well reviewed and have their flaws and strengths. We were on time/early. I am of the motto that however I am delivered to Singapore I'm just happy to be there! Thank you for reading and happy flying.
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