No, I’m not going to Destin, or on an Caribbean vacation. I’m headed to China and Japan for a week.
Here’s the plan…Atlanta to Hong Kong (via Detroit), Shenzhen to Wuhan, Wuhan to Tokyo (via Shanghai), and finally Tokyo to Atlanta (via Minneapolis). That’s 17,438 miles, on 7 flights, with 44+ hours of scheduled travel time. Yea, that’s an entire weeks work for most people, just in the flights alone. Ah, the glamorous life, right?
But don’t get me wrong. I love this part of my job. Working directly with customers in challenging environments is what really drives me in my job. Plus, I don’t expect any sympathy since I was able to upgrade the long-haul legs. On the way over I’ll be on a 777-200ER, in Delta’s new lie flat seating. It’s a window seat and and aisle seat all in one!