“this is first mate Scott speaking, we are starting our decent in to Narita airport, we have made up time a bit of time for the Epic Snow Crew and our arrival will be at 6:45pm”
Yep that's right a big ol shout out over the PA system on Jetstar as we started out decent into Narita. Our excitement level was high after hearing that although the good time started on our first leg to cairns and then on from there. We arrived at Gold Coast airport bright and early for check and got put in isle seats… who doesn't love a bit of leg room! After having a conversation with the happy looking dude sitting next to us, he turns out to be Captain Paul was the pilot flying us on to Narita from Cairns! Didn't he look after us on the long haul flight!. A quick convo in the terminal and we were in the cockpit checking out the flight deck and getting a tonne of happy snaps and meeting first mate Scotty …. What a couple of legends!
The good times didn't stop there! Introduced to Cabin Manager Nat who's a mad keen skier and our attendant Blake. Dident they look after us! Needless to say, it was the best flight of our life!
After arriving and getting a couple of photos of the dream liner plane with our awesome pilot throwing a few shuckers out the window, it was time to find our sleeping quarters for the night.
After navigating the train system, we finally made it to Space Hostel in Ueno. After our fill of ramen and a hot shower, it was bed time for the trek out to Myoko and hopefully our first day on the hill!