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Ramblings about flying for fun and profit


Alaska

  • Can Flying be Routine?

    If you are really a ‘flying nut’, can flying ever really get to be routine? I don’t think so, even though I used that phrase in my last post. As the junior member of the crew on the flight back to the U.S., I drew the first break. On long-haul flights with aircraft that have […]

  • Enroute to Japan Again

    My overnight in the U.S. was a quick one. Some work on the computer, a nice dinner and then a short 12-hour nap. Boy, did I need that. But now we’re back in Japan again. The flight was fairly routine and 11:38 gate to gate, just 21 minutes longer than the westbound crossing thanks to […]