Man it’s been a long day. Time travel is always rough. My day started at 2:30am. Got ready and packed up my things. Drove with one of my uncles and two of my cousins to the airport. There was hardly any traffic and we got there with plenty of time to spare. Luckily my airline was open so I was able to check in and get my boarding pass.
We got breakfast at McDonald’s before they left. It was technically my last meal in the Philippines. I didn’t have to wait that long for the flight. I eat some Pinoy chips and bought some drinks. When I was on the plane I just passed out shortly after takeoff. The plane was one of the newer planes with newer touch screens and new seats. It was very comfortable. The flight time was only an hour and forty five minutes. I woke up during the breakfast meal. It was an egg and ham omelette wrap thing and mango juice. I ate all of that pretty quickly then went back to sleep. Next time I woke up was when the captain was telling us we were making our decent.
I was able to get through Hong Kong security pretty quickly. Then I got to play the waiting game. I got through and upstairs to the gates around 11am. I checked the board and my flight wasn’t listed yet. So I got to play the waiting game. I basically went to each wing of Terminal 1 looking at all the stores. I got some Hong Kong dollars and got some local cuisine. Once I found what gate my flight was taking off from I setup shop there.
The flight itself was 14.5 hours or so. I basically slept 85% of the ride. I didn’t mean to sleep that long, but whatever. I’m not jetlagged and that’s all that matters. There were a lot of sick people on the flight though. I think that might be why I slept so much.
I got through customs and immigration pretty quickly. JFK put in a lot more kiosks since last year. I spent a good 45 minutes waiting for my bag though which kinda sucked. Then once I finally got my bag I took the wrong AirTrain to get to my connecting train to my car. Once I got on the right one, I ended up missing the train by 10 minutes, but there was another one only 20 minutes away. Then it was only a matter of another hour train ride then 40 minute drive home.
I’m finally home after a full day of travel, but it was definitely worth the hassle because the adventure was great. Now I gotta rest up because I’m off to Rochester this weekend for a family friend get-together.