Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Here's a few shots from walking around Singapore.

The complete sets can be found here and here.

SLC-Tokyo Inaugural Flight

Friday, June 19, 2009
When Delta announced non-stop service between Salt Lake City and Tokyo, I knew I had to do a repeat of the Paris flight last year and get in the inaugural flight. I chose this year's final destination to be Singapore due to the fairly inexpensiveness of the ticket (relatively speaking) and the fact I hadn't been in that part of the world before. Plus, Singapore is a major transit hub with easy access to most of southeast Asia.

The gate area was setup with a large Japanese looking backdrop. There were dancers in the middle of the concourse, which proved fun for people trying to get to their flights.

Instead of a traditional ribbon cutting, they did a ribbon slicing with wooden swords of some sort.

The plane left the gate with tons of employees from all over the airport cheering us off. We had a large police escort all the way to the runway, plus a water cannon salute!

Long flight is long.

The rest of the photos can be found here.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Since I have a few family members and possibly a friend or two who worry about me when I travel, here's my itinerary. Now you have something to reference in case a plane encounters turbulence and crashes into the ocean. Luckily that never happens.

Northwest Flight 9
Departs Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) at 1:35 pm (3 June)
Arrives Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) at 4:25 pm (4 June)

Northwest Flight 19
Departs Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) at 6:45 pm (4 June)
Arrives Singapore, Singapore (SIN) at 1:00 am (5 June)


SilkAir Flight 754
Departs Singapore, Singapore (SIN) at 1:20 pm (8 June)
Arrives Phuket, Thailand (HKT) at 2:10 pm (8 June)


SilkAir Flight 751
Departs Phuket, Thailand (HKT) at 10:15 am (11 June)
Arrives Singapore, Singapore (SIN) at 2:05 pm (11 June)

Cathay Pacific Flight 734
Departs Singapore, Singapore (SIN) at 4:05 pm (11 June)
Arrives Hong Kong, China (HKG) at 8:00 pm (11 June)


Cathay Pacific Flight 711
Departs Hong Kong, China (HKG) at 4:15 pm (15 June)
Arrives Singapore, Singapore (SIN) at 8:00 pm (15 June)


Northwest Flight 20
Departs Singapore, Singapore (SIN) at 5:40 am (17 June)
Arrives Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) at 2:05 pm (17 June)

Northwest Flight 10
Departs Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT) at 3:40 pm (17 June)
Arrives Salt Lake City, UT (SLC) at 11:30 am (17 June)

Some Kind of Wonderful

Monday, June 1, 2009
(This post is intentionally left vague to protect the parties involved.)

Sometimes you have something wonderful dumped into your lap, and you don't realize it until it's gone.

This has recently happened to me. I was blinded by my ... well, I don't know what. My selfishness? My self-pity party? The mind boggles.

So A.W., I apologize for not realizing things until it was too late. I learned that I need to HTFU. I just wish I hadn't learned it after the fact.