Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Short Visit to Japan Part 2

Due to snow in Chicago, the airplane arrived at Narita Airport about 50 minutes late.
It was 9:20pm, and I ran to the immigration and custom with one carry-on luggage and backpack.
Fortunately, I was able to catch Narita Express 54 departing 9:44pm.

If I missed the last express train, I would not have arrived home before midnight (Narita is about 70km from the downtown Tokyo).
I needed to change to Yokosuka Line at Shinagawa Station and finally saw my family a little after 11pm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Short Visit to Japan Part 1

I had a quick visit to Japan in the end of March.
There is a non-stop flight from Chicago to Tokyo, and I took a train from Macomb to Chicago.
The train ride was great, but it started snowing in Chicago on the day I departed.
Due to 4 to 5 inches of snow, it was hard for me to walk with carry-on bags from Union Station to CTA Clinton Station (Blue Line).
Many flights got cancelled or delayed, and there was a long line at the check-in counter and security check point.
ANA 1011 left the airport about 45 minutes late.
But a quality of customer service and meals by ANA is impressive and a seat next to me was vacant fortunately.
This photo would show how much I like Boeing 777-300ER even though it was still a long flight.

Drury Inn Fan

We still love this hotel and heard that the company does not belong to the national hotel chains.
Once experienced 5:30 kickback and hot breakfast, we have no desire to try other hotels.
Customer service is also great while staff at the brand hotels tend to be arrogant.
We strongly recommend Drury Inn.