Saturday, September 16, 2006

Good news... EVA air was able to relocate me from the middle seat to window seats for each leg of my journey. I can't explain what a relief this is. Nothing sounds more miserable than sitting sandwiched between two strangers on a 12.5 hour transpacific flight.

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