It's official, my flights to Seoul, South Korea are booked! My Itinerary is set in stone.
Looking back on getting to this point, I should have been quicker to act on my flight plans. I guess that becomes the first ever Wanderlust With Will travel advice.
When you figure out a practical, budget friendly flight itinerary, don't wait. Book it. Make it a reality. I'm hard pressed to believe you'll regret getting it done right away. That and you're getting the most critical part of your next adventure out of the way.
Start dreaming...or stressing...or both. Whichever way you typically imagine or have personally experienced when flying.
Me? I'm a passionate flyer.
I love flying. I'm fascinated by flying. The planes are bigger than ever. They're more efficient than ever. The commercial jets of today can fly further than ever without stopping.
Flying can be an extremely stressful situation. I'm very aware a fair share of people are afraid to fly and there is absolutely no shame in that. It can be intimidating, anxiety inducing, and scary. For most, those feelings dissipate over time as you become a more seasoned traveler. If you experience such feelings, remain patient and give yourself time. It won't last forever.
If you're afraid of flying in fear of tragedies involving planes. Fear not, odds of dying in a commercial jet accident in the US are 1 in 7 million.
There is a lot that can happen that will make you want to rip your hair out (or what hair you have left...I feel your pain bald guys).
I've just grown to enjoy the experience as I've flown more and more over the years. Mostly because I know what's at the other end of the flight. Endless adventures, memories and wanderlust. Or getting back to your humble abode.
We live in the pinnacle era of traveling around the globe.
My itinerary from Washington D.C. to Seoul looks like this:
Air Canada Flight 8175 (Bombardier CRJ 100/200) - Departing Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia at 9:00. Arriving at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at 10:45.
Air Canada Flight Flight 5 (Boeing 787-800) - Departing Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Quebec, Canada at 14:05. Flying through the International Dateline over the Pacific Ocean. Finally, arriving at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan at 15:50 on Thursday, July 12th, 2018.
Korean Airlines Flight 2 (Airbus 330-300) - Departing Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan at 17:20. Arriving in Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea at 19:55.
If everything goes as planned (and experienced flyers know, it often doesn't) the total time in transition should be 17 hours and 5 minutes.
The flight from D.C. to Montreal is just 1:45 in length. The flight from Montreal to Tokyo is 12:40 in length. The final leg of my move to Seoul is going to take 2:25.
Coolest thing about the final two flights (Montreal to Tokyo & Tokyo to Seoul) is I have window seats. I'll be able to see the takeoff and landings. I plan to get a few pictures of the two cities I've never seen before.
I have flown Air Canada on several occasions. It's always been a great experience. I don't believe that will change.
I've never flown Korean Air before. I do know, however, that it is rated the 10th best airline in the world for 2018.
I can't wait to travel to Seoul through some really neat places. I hope I have some stories to share, advice to give, and pictures to show.