Saturday, May 9, 2009
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
We arrived in Atlanta, Georgia after a short, noisy 50 minute ride from Asheville. While the aging but still reliable and beautiful Boeing 747 is certainly better than the 'puddle hopper', we were disappointed it wasn't equipped with individual LCD entertainment screens as some Northwest Trans-Pacific coach flights were (Portland - Narita). Earlier, our hopes were lifted when we were told by the aircrew that this plane to Narita, Tokyo which would take 12-13 hours - was equipped with individual LCD entertainment screens - bummer! Later, we were told that after the 'official' Northwest/Delta merger, these planes will be upgraded - we shall see if this happens.....
So what else can you do on a 12-13 hour flight? Eat, sleep and well - take pictures - this was shot by David at the rear of the Boeing 747 as we flew over Alaska!