It has been a great trip to Thailand and Cambodia but now we are headed home. I have Elinior Lipman and Margaret Atwood to keep me occupied on the long flights.
We first fly Thai Airways from Bangkok to Beijing (BKK-PEK) a mere 4 hours 40 minutes. And we aren’t on this 747, we are on an Airbus 333.
Then we hop onto a United Airlines flight from Beijing to Chicago (PEK-ORD). Although we flew a 747 on the way over we won’t be on a 747 like this one, we will be on a 777.
And thanks to the miracle of frequent flyer miles we will be in these fantastic 6’6″ lay flat sleeper seats for the 13-hour flight. These are actually their old sleeper seats. The 777 fleet has yet to be converted to the new and improved versions that we flew in on the way over. Still, I am not complaining.
And then we arrive at Dulles International Airport just outside of Washington, DC. Designed by Eero Saarinen, it is certainly one of the more iconic (if not efficient) airports in the world.