I really do love exploring new airports. I love looking at all the destinations on the big boards.
I also love to plane spot. In Chicago we don't have a whole hell of a lot of fun international planes. We get European staples like Lufthansa, British, Air France, KLM and Iberia and the Asian airlines like Cathay, Asiana, Air India and ANA and the one of other airlines like Royal Jordanian and Etihad. It is exciting to see these planes as we taxi past them at O'Hare, but when you are at another airport on the other side of the planet you get to see some fun planes.
|Emirates A380 in the foreground with a Thai |
Airways in the background.
|Etihad waiting overnight|
|Singapore Airlines surrounded by Air China|
|Never heard of China-SSS.com, have you?|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines|
|Juneyeo Airlines - never heard of these guys either.|
As I made my way back to the gate, I heard someone yelling my name. Who the hell do I know in Shanghai? It was the stew crew from my first flight! I absolutely loved the crew I had on the outbound and they were working the return. We ended up chatting quite a bit before the flight.
Time to board -- let's hope the flight is as empty as it was on the outbound -- fingers crossed!
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