Our family just back from Indonesia about 2 weeks ago. We flew from Dallas to Tokyo, Japan for 13 hours. After 1 hour and 45 minutes layover, we continued to Jakarta, Indonesia for another 7 hours and 50 minutes.
The route back from Jakarta to Dallas was the same. It was just a bit faster. 10 minutes faster from Jakarta to Tokyo, and 1 hour 15 minutes faster from Tokyo to Dallas with 3 hours and 15 minutes layover in Japan.
Long, right? Not to mention we flew economy class and we had to pass Business/First Class when we entered or left the plane. Torture! Our son said it’s not fair because they got to sit on a much wider seat and very spacious between seats. And they could lie down – flat – when they wanted to sleep. I said, it’s fair because they paid more than double to sit there.
Next is my Q & A with our 10-year-old about his experience flying a long haul flight. It was not the first time for him, but It was the first time that I think he could really experience and talk about it.
What a 10-year-old boy said about long haul flight
Me: What do you think about the long haul flight?
Joey: It was a good way to get some sleep.
Me: What did you like best about the long haul flight?
Me: What else did you like about it?
Joey: Watching lots of movies. We have an individual tv screen on each seat. So, everyone got to watch their own movies.
Me: What did you don’t like about it?
Joey: The food. It’s blah to most of it. (note: our son is a very picky eater)
Me: What did you bring to keep you from boredom?
Joey: Food, books, neck pillow.
Me: What do you think about the aircrew?
Joey: Quite good.
Me: What do you think about the lavatory?
Joey: It will be better if it’s much bigger. There’s not enough space.
Me: What did you do during layover?
Me: What do you think about jet lag?
Me: Last question. Do you want to do another long haul flight in the future?
Joey: Maybe… Just to Indonesia… I might want to go to UK though. (of course, to see his favorite youtuber!)
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