September 02, 2009

Back in the States

I am back from Japan.
Blogging will resume shortly.
I hope to have the weirdness with the banners fixed by Friday.
A few quick thoughts...

Continental airlines is excellent. Not only was this the cheapest flight I've taken in 12 years, it was almost pleasant. There is no way to make a 13 hour flight in coach pleasant, but Continental came close.

When you reenter the US try to do it in Houston. The line for customs and immigration was every bit as long as any I've seen, but the line moved. I was a random bag check and I still got through in just over an hour. By comparison Bob and I had a 5 hour layover in O'Hare in 2007 and missed our plane. I had a 4 hour layover in San Fran in 2008 and only made the plane because I called when I cleared customs and they held the plane 4 minutes. I stark contrast to O'Hare the staff at the airport in Houston was professional and courteous. My only gripe was that the currency exchange did not handle coins.

School started 2 days ago and there are a ton of beauraucratic snafus to resolve so I'm off....

Trip pics and other actual content soon.
I lieu of said content here is some Horo.


Horo by Lasterk.

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1 IAH is a very pleasant airport to deal with. The normal security lines are also very, very short.

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Thu Sep 3 00:10:48 2009 (vGfoR)

2 Welcome home! I look forward to your reports once you've unpacked and rested.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Sep 3 00:50:04 2009 (+rSRq)

3 I thought ANA was very decent. Unfortunately my trip next month is with AA (someone else bought tickets).

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Sep 3 01:05:53 2009 (/ppBw)

4 Mup!!!  Welcome back!

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Sep 3 18:33:10 2009 (I4jgM)

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