Narita Airport

Narita to Manchester

*** Spoiler Alert ***    Nothing much to write about here as I was returning home and travelling all day but here’s what happened.

Narita Express

I got up early, grabbed all my stuff and set off for the train station. I got a train just before 07:00 to Shinagawa where I bought a ticket for the Narita Express. I didn’t understand the different types of tickets available so I got the most basic one. I went to the platform. There were signs on the platform saying that all the seats were reserved. I just got on the front carriage which happened to be a Green Car which is First Class. I was the only one in the car for most of the journey and only a couple of people got on this car at another station. A couple of stations before the airport a conductor entered the car and asked me to pay for an upgrade on my Ticket.

Narita Airport

When I got to the airport I headed for the check-in desk and checked in my luggage. I went through security and headed for the departure gate. Before the flight I had a large beer while I was waiting.

The first flight for Zurich left at 11:05 and took over 12 hours.

Zurich Airport

In Zurich there was not enough security desks open although they opened some more desk after customers complained. The staff were quite rude and complained a lot about customers not following the rules (even though these rules were not explained to anybody). The staff man-handled my external hard disk and cameras. I chose not to argue as I had already heard them threaten another customer with not being able to fly that day.

I had a coffee while I waited at the departure gate for the next flight at 17:10 (local time). I took 2 hours to get to Manchester.

Manchester Airport

I arrived in Manchester just after 18:00 and collected my luggage then went through the automated security checks and went home by tram. I was a bit tired and chose the wrong ticket from the ticket machine but I spoke to a staff member who changed the ticket for me.


Index

Introduction

Manchester to Osaka

Arriving in Japan

Kobe and Osaka

Osaka

Kyoto

Osaka to Tokyo

Harajuku

Shibuya & Halloween Photos

Tachikawa

Whistle Stop Tour

Yokohama

Narita to Manchester


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Frankfurt Airport

Manchester to Osaka

*** Spoiler Alert ***    Nothing much to write about here as I was travelling all day but here’s what happened.

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Manchester Airport

Getting to the Airport

I set off from home just before 06:00 and got 2 trams to Manchester Airport. The 08:50 flight was from Manchester to Frankfurt. Check-in and security checks were straight-forward.

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Frankfurt Airport

First Stop

At Frankfurt I went straight to the departure gate and waited for the 13:30 flight to Osaka. My luggage was automatically transferred and no additional security checks were required.

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Frankfurt Airport

Long-Haul Flight 

On this 11 hour flight I spent my time watching movies. The food and drink provided was good and the service was excellent. The seats on the plane were relatively comfortable although I didn’t manage to get any sleep. Before arriving, passengers were given a couple of immigration forms to complete.

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In-Flight Display


Index

Introduction

Manchester to Osaka

Arriving in Japan

Kobe and Osaka

Osaka

Kyoto

Osaka to Tokyo

Harajuku

Shibuya & Halloween Photos

Tachikawa

Whistle Stop Tour

Yokohama

Narita to Manchester