Welcome to the final part of the report. This part will cover the flight from Tokyo Haneda to Munich.
1. NH218 MUC to HND Here 2. NH859 HND to HKG Here 3. NH810 HKG to NRT Here 4. NH217 HND to MUC You Are Here!
The next morning I took a bus direct to Haneda airport. As my flight will be departing at noon, I tried to go as early as possible so that I could explore the airport and do some shopping. I arrived the airport at 8:50am. There were only a few people queuing in front of me before the check in desk.
After I checked my luggage, I took the free shuttle bus to the domestic terminal 2, which is the home base of ANA group. The first thing to do is to visit the ANA Festa shop. There were so many ANA official models and original goods but I didn't buy anything.
Then I went upstairs to the observatory deck. The departure lobby was very huge.
The weather was so nice for plane spotting, I wish I could spend a day here.
JA744A B777-200 with special 2020 Tokyo Olympic sticker.
At the far end, we can also see the Skytree.
1. ANA JA825A B787-8 NH19 HND->ITM 2. ANA JA701A B777-200 NH469 HKD->OKA 3. ANA JA830A B787-9 NH247 HKD->FUK, this is one of the two domestic version B787-9, installed with Trent 1000A2 engine. and carrying the "TOMODACHI" sticker.
After plane spotting, I went down to a restaurant to grab some food. Finally I entered a restaurant called Airport Grill & Bar(エアポートグリル＆バール). The reason was that this restaurant offered a great view on the apron where people can look at the plane and enjoy the meal. I ordered a Hayashi Omurice (オムハヤシ).
Airport Grill & Bar
Glass rotunda at the middle of the terminal, designed by César Pelli.
lastly I went to Tanabe bookstore at BIF. I brought two books, one was a monthly magazine AIRLINE which featured on ANA this month and the other one was about ANA Story.
Then I headed back to international terminal. Due to the traffic jam, It took me about 20 minutes to get back to international terminal. Once arrived, I went straight to the observatory deck to check if my plane arrived at the gate or not.
My ride today, JA891A this brand new aircraft was delivered to ANA in April 2017, even newer than the one I flew to Hong Kong. This one of course is one of the long range international version B787-9.
At the back, ANA B777-300ER JA735A was departing to Frankfurt as NH223.
I was very lucky to spot planes with special paint scheme. 1. Japan Airlines JA733J B777-300ER JL43 HND->LHR, “JET-KEI” 2. Korean Air HL7573 B777-300 KE2708 HND->GMP 3. EVA Air B-16332 A330-300 BR192 TSA->HND, "Sanrio Characters Joyful Dream Jet"
Lufthansa also operates its own flight to Munich almost the same time as ANA (5 minutes after NH217). 1. Asiana HL7754 A330-300 OZ1075 HND->GMP 2. Lufthansa D-AIHH A340-600 LH715 HND->MUC
Since there was only 35 minutes to the schedule boarding time(12:05pm), I made my way to the security check and immigration. The process was very smooth and I was air-sided in 15 minutes.
Today, the boarding gate was assigned at Gate 110. The gate is right in front of the immigration so it took me no time to reach there.
Boarding was started at 12:13pm. My seat 34K, this was at the second last row at the rear part of the plane. I just realized that one window was missing between seat 33K and 34K. Pillow and blanket were placed in advance on the seat. I had two Japanese ladies sitting next to me, they were having a vacation in Europe.
Welcome screen on the PTV. Seat number and time were displayed.
View from the window. Next to us there was a Shanghai airlines A330-300 B-6096, preparing for the flight back to Shanghai Hongqiao as FM816.
The blue interior lighting
Pushback began at 12:31pm
Passing through the domestic terminal 2. Beardo Hokkaido Jet can be seen in the background.
lining up on RWY16L.
Eventually lifted off at 12:46pm.
Due to the turbulence, it was very bumpy after take-off. The turbulence was so severe that there was even a broadcast to tell passengers that the turbulence had no effect on the aircraft.
I continued to watched the last 3 episodes of the drama which I had been watching throughout the journey.
Flying over Niigata, entering Sea of Japan.
Wet towel, bottle water and snacks were distributed one by one subsequently.
I requested a hot green tea.
At 14:25 lunch was served. I took the Stewed beef with demi-glace sauce option (ビーフシチュー デミグラスソース).
Desert of Häagen-Dazs ice-cream was served afterwards.
Had a cup of coffee after the meal.
At 16:02pm, I visited the lavatory at the back and handed my logbook to one of the FA.
The bidet toilet seats were installed in every lavatory.
Blue LED lighting in the lavatory ceiling.
The right rear door.
Back to my seat and I started to watch the movie, John Wick: Chapter 2. In about 10 minutes I fell asleep, but was woken up after 40 minutes by a very loud sneeze.
While I was concentrating on the movie, I glimpsed at the window and was amazed by the scenery outside out there. That is Taz River in Western Siberia.
Our position as showed on the PTV's route map.
Everything seem to be frozen down there.
Soon, we passed through the Pur River.
At 19:55pm, I watched the second movie. It was a Chinese movie called Sky On Fire.
At 20:48 I visited the lavatory again but this time I went to the one in the front. Also equiped with bidet toilet.
After I came out of the lavatory, I checked out the self-service snack bar. While I was taking photos, an FA showed up and asked if I need any help to take photos. We had a short nice chat until she received a call for service.
The snacks on the basket. Please help yourself.
At last I took some of them and also a glass of ANA's original Kaoru Kabosu.
About 10 minutes later, the cabin light was turned on again and 15 minutes later, wet towel was provided.
At this time, we were flying over the south of Lake Onega in north western part of Russia.
Breakfast was served at 21:49pm. I took the Pancake and poached egg option (パンケーキとポーチドエッグ). There were also some fruits and Yogurt on the tray.
During the breakfast, I watched another Japanese TV drama.
Flying over the Gulf of Riga, coastline of Latvia was observable.
Had another coffee after the breakfast.
The Gdansk Bay
At 23:06 ANA candy was distributed. 30 minutes later, seatbelt sign was switched on again, the long journey will end soon~
Descending into Munich airport
touch down at 16:51pm Germany time, which was much earlier than the schedule arrival time.
Taxing to the star alliance terminal 2.
At parking gate 207. The total flight time was 11 hours 5 minutes.
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Tokyo - HND
Munich - MUC
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