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Hello everyone! Welcome to part three of the series to Japan. This report will cover the flight from Sapporo New Chitose to Tokyo Haneda airport.
Spending six days in Japan, it was time to go home. We took the bus from Sapporo city to New Chitose Airport.
It took about one hour and twenty minutes and we arrived at the domestic terminal of New Chitose airport at 19:00pm.
Once arrive at the airport, we headed directly to the ANA check-in counters. There were serval counters handling international transfer. Our luggages would be delivered directly to Hong Kong, and we were not require to take them back in Haneda airport.
The boarding pass.
Besides the boarding pass, we also received the bus ticket for the transfer from domestic terminal to international terminal.
On the third floor of the domestic terminal, there is a place called 北海度ラーメン道場 which gathers some ramen restaurants. We decided to have our dinner there.
This is the most famous ramen restaurant among them, Ebisoba Ichigen(えびよば一幻).
At 19:30pm, after queuing for 10 minutes outside the restaurant, there was a place for us. We spent about 30 minutes in the restaurant.
The third floor is basically full of all kinds of restaurants.
The central plaza of the domestic terminal.
We then went downstairs to second floor where there are a lot of shops.
We brought some souvenirs for our friends and we headed for the security check.
Passing through the security, the security certificate was issued.
Our flight was assigned at gate 9, which was not far away. This flight would be operated by the newest A321-200neo. ANA has ordered a total of 24 planes in which 11 of them have been delivered. The first flight was commenced on 12th September 2017 as NH641 from Tokyo Haneda to Kumamoto. My flight would be operated by JA137A which was delivered to ANA in August 2018.
Waiting area in front of gate 9
Boarding was started at 21:03pm. As usual, sequential boarding was enforced and I was again in group 3. Cabin earphones were located in the airbridge for the passengers who need one. As I entered the aircraft, the crew was also distributing the earphones but I did not take it.
My seat 9K. The A321-200neo is configured for 194 passengers with 8 premium class seats and 186 economy class seats.
Back of the seat. A321-200neo is the only plane type that is equipped with PTV in all seats for the domestic flight. The PTVs are using RAVE from Zodiac.
The Main menu of the entertainment system. The plane is also equipped with ANA WiFi service for all the cabin class.
The remote control. The black square is actually the finger pad for controlling the cursor on the screen.
As I browsed through the film database, there were only two films to choose.
View of the cabin during boarding. The flight was quite full and the loading should be above 90%. Once I settled down, I handed in my logbook to one of the flight attendant.
At 21:21pm, all doors were closed and push-back was started at the same time. With a few minutes taxing, we took off at 21:29pm from RWY19R.
About seven minutes after take-off, due to the weather condition it was announced that the captain decided to keep the seatbelt on, but passengers were allowed to recline the seats.
Shortly after the seatbelt sign was turned off, I visited the lavatory.
View of the cabin inflight.
As I returned to my seat, the crew were serving drinks and I opted for an apple juice.
At 22:23pm, we were informed that the arrival time would be at 22:45pm. A few minutes later, seatbelt sign was turned on again. My logbook was returned and the crew thanked me for taking the ANA flight again.
Final approach into Tokyo Haneda airport.
At 22:44pm, we landed on RWY34R, total flight time was 1 hour and 15 minutes. At last we parked at gate 70 of domestic terminal 2.
Before we disembarked the plane, the Safety Video: Behind the scene was shown on the PTV.
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This is also the first time for me to be onboard A321-200neo. The plane was very quiet and the monitor of the PTV was perfect, this is even much better than those in the international flight.