Flying to Japan for the First Time on a 787 Dreamliner | Miami to Tokyo

In January of 2019, I had my first travel adventure of the year when I spent twelve incredible days exploring the island nation of Japan! I’ve been dreaming of going there my entire life. So, when I got the opportunity to immerse myself in its long, rich culture, and try its world-famous cuisine, I jumped at the chance.

I spent nearly two weeks exploring the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, before I spent the final days of my trip exploring the prefectures just outside of Tokyo. This is one of my favorite trips I’ve ever gone on and I hope you enjoy coming with me to explore it! Join me in my first order of business: flying to Japan for the first time on a 787 Dreamliner!

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My day started with me I heading off to Miami International Airport, where I caught a quick, 2-hour American Airlines flight to Dallas-Fort Worth. Once in Dallas-Fort Worth, I took the airport’s Skylink to the gate for my flight to Tokyo, which would start boarding just 25 minutes after I arrived.

My flight to Tokyo was my first time traveling on a 787 Dreamliner. Onboard, I made quick friends with my seat neighbor, Brian, who had never flown before! I discovered that the window didn’t have the usual pull-down shade; instead, it came with a battery-operated dimmer that you could use to control the amount of light that comes in.

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I had one of the worst seats on the plane, in the very last row near the tail, where you can feel the tailwinds, but at least I could recline my seat! The flight was 13 hours long, so thankfully I had lots of movies to keep me occupied.

My in-flight meal was beef stir-fry (with chopsticks), a beer, coleslaw, and a sea salt caramel bar. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had on American Airlines in Economy Class. I spent the rest of the flight alternating between sleeping, having another meal, and watching a couple of movies. My anticipation for arriving in Japan was growing by the minute. I couldn’t wait to get there!

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After roughly 16 hours of traveling, I finally arrived at Narita International Airport! My first experience on a Dreamliner was amazing overall, but the staff wasn’t as nice as I would have liked. They didn’t let me film much onboard, but that’s OK because my amazing Japanese adventure was about to begin!

Narita International Airport is roughly 90 minutes outside Tokyo, so in order to get to the city, I had to arrange some transportation, but I’ll save that for the next video. For now, please enjoy a quick sneak peek of my upcoming Japanese adventures!

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