Travel Day (and Night): JFK-NRT

NEW YORK — The Boeing 787 is less than two days away from entering service with All Nippon Airways. I’m bound for Japan to cover the first journey – flight 7871 – from Tokyo to Hong Kong. Before that flight gets underway, I first have to get to Japan. I started the journey yesterday evening with a quick hop from DC on a CRJ and I’ve transitioned to something slightly larger for the next leg. This Boeing 777-300ER will be my home for the next 14 hours. As luck (coincidence) would have it, this 16 month old 777 is registered JA787A. Fitted with the new Inspiration of Japan interior, it is a preview of what the 787′s long haul seating will be when is delivered later this year. Time for me to sign off. Next stop Japan.