Three flights… Victoria (YYJ) to Vancouver (YVR) – Vancouver (YVR) to Tokyo, Narita (NRT) – Tokyo, Narita (NRT) to Bangkok (BKK)
We left home at 8:00am Thursday and arrived at our Bangkok hotel at 2:00am Saturday. It’s been a while since we did the long haul… exhausted. Lucky for us, we are traveling business class. (we’ve been saving points for the last 6 years, so it’s treat time) We enjoyed the lounges during our transits in Vancouver and Tokyo.
Remember I said there was an atmospheric river coming to BC’s west coast… well we definitely were surfing from Victoria to Vancouver.
Had a SLIGHT snag when transiting Tokyo (NRT)… Bob opted for a pat down going through security. (pacemaker) He had his wallet in his pocket… security took it in a little black tray to scan separately… we gathered all our stuff and proceeded to the ANA Biz lounge. Got on the plane and were Bangkok bound… 6 hours later as we banked right enroute to BKK, Bob suddenly patted his pocket… NO WALLET… WTF!!
Went through the total recall process, checking under seats and washrooms. Finally came to the realization that Japan security had not returned it… duh!
Now we would have to deal with major language issues at BKK airport and ANA (All Nippon Airways) to figure what next… and all at 1am. So we were in Thailand and our wallet was all alone in another country! Holy Cow!
As we deplaned, at the top of the skyway, a lady from ANA was holding a promenet sign… “PATCHETT/MR ROBERT”
As you can imagine we were smiling big time and felt so surprised and relieved.
Got our wallet 2 days later. Still smiling.
Forgotten what a big struggle jet-lag is.