Arrival in Beijing - the trip begins - Day #1

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September 2nd 2005
Published: September 24th 2005
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Thursday, September 1, 2005.
Our departure from New York's Kennedy Airport on Japan Air Lines was exactly on time. The flight was non-stop to Tokyo taking us north over Canada and Alaska and surely above the Arctic Circle. As we cross the Bering Sea we pass the International Date Line and suddenly find ourselves in Friday! It is really hard to keep track of time as it stays daylight for the entire flight. We then proceeded south alongside the Kamchatka Peninsula of eastern Russia landing in Tokyo only 5 minutes past our scheduled arrival time on Friday. An easy change was made to our connecting flight to Beijing where we also arrived on time.

Next: Beijing

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3rd September 2005

Have a great trip!
We hope the rest of your trip continues as smoothly as it began! Looking forward to updates when you can "blog" some more! Have fun!

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