Sunday, September 10, 2006

I booked my ticket from Missoula to Bangkok on June 11th with the intention of finding the best flight times, seats, etc. I found a ticket on Orbitz with EVA Airways for a very reasonable price ($1,030) so I booked it, selected my exit-row/window seats for the 13 hour flights (seattle-tapei) and good seats on the other flights. (missoula-seattle and tapei-bangkok)

So I figured I was set for my departure on September 30th... that was before I decided to double check my itinerary on Orbitz. I found out that some of my flights had been cancelled and I had been booked on alternative flights with 24+ hour layovers in Seattle and Tapei.

To make a long story short, I worked everything out and I now have the following itinerary. As for my seats.. I will be sandwiched in the middle section of a 747 between two fat farang pedophiles.

Sat, Sep 30, 2006
Departs 7:05pm, Arrives 7:35pm
Alaska Airlines 2396
Missoula, MT to Seattle, WA
Flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes / 388 miles

Sun, Oct 1, 2006
Departs 4:05am, Arrives 7:40 am (October 2nd)
EVA Airways 31
Seattle, WA to Tapei, Taiwan
Flight time: 12 hours 35 minutes / 6058 miles

Mon, Oct 2, 2006
Departs 8:30am, Arrives 11:05am
EVA Airways 25 / 211
Tapei, Taiwan to Bangkok, Thailand
Flight time: 3 hours 35 minutes / 1555 miles

Return Flights

Sat, Dec 16, 2006
Departs 12:15pm, Arrives 4:55pm
EVA Airways 212
Bangkok, Thailand to Taipei, Taiwan
Flight Time: 3 hours 20 minutes / 1555 miles

Sat, Dec 16, 2006
Departs 6:20pm, Arrives 12:35pm (yes, travelling backwards through time)
EVA Airways 32
Taipei, Taiwan to Seattle, WA
Flight Time: 10 hours 15 minutes / 6058 miles

Sat, Dec 16, 2006
Departs 8:42pm, Arrives 11:00pm
Alaska Airlines 2340
Seattle, WA to Missoula, MT
Flight Time: 1 hour 18 minutes / 388 miles

7 comments:

Mom said...

I can't wait until you get back home - with lots of stories to share about your adventure.

Mom said...

Check out the stars in the southern hemisphere. I would love to see them! We are so familiar with our own night sky - it may seem very odd.

Mom said...

Well, check out the stars close to the southern hemisphere! Once you get away from the big cities you should lose the "light pollution" and have a darker sky with brighter stars. Remember your Dad's story of navigating by the stars last winter ("almost" lost at sea). At least he knew what hemisphere he was in!

brehan said...

let us know how the those infamous trannies look.

prachi386 said...

hello, your travels are inspiring. I'm currently planning my round the world expedition, taking off from maryland and i have one question - can you tell me a little more about the costs and capabilities of the blackberry you have. i'm planning a nine-month trip through s. east asia and eastern europe and would love to have a way to be perpetually in-touch. thanks.

John Harrington said...

Blackberry did not work well.. I ditched it at MBK and got a different phone. Motorola Sliver.. (btw- MBK is a giant shopping complex in Bangkok and the 4th floor has loads of phone shops where you can trade, buy, or sell)

John Harrington said...

Blackberry did not work well.. I ditched it at MBK and got a different phone. Motorola Sliver.. (btw- MBK is a giant shopping complex in Bangkok and the 4th floor has loads of phone shops where you can trade, buy, or sell)