Gold Coast Airport – Narita Airport
Trip Start Apr 04, 2010
20Trip End May 11, 2010
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Heading through the security checkpoint before the departure lounge I took out my laptop and aerosols and proceeded to walk through the looming gate of beep, just to find it didn't like me that much and it started to beep like crazy, after removing my new Colorado shoes which apparently contain metal I went back through the gate to chuck everything back in my bag. Here I was thinking I had the most troubles getting through the checkpoint when I then found out Morgan hadn't gotten his bag back yet from the security personnel operating the x-ray machine.. Morgan had contraband... dun dun dun... turns out you apparently cant take scissors (which were hidden in a first aid kit) onto flights due to some weird safety regulations etc. etc. so that's 1 for Jamie and 1 for Morgan, as we were heading into the domestic departure lounge a security officer stopped Morgan and required a explosive residue test (2 for Morgans-san), we then headed through to the international departure lounge (and another checkpoint) and what do you know, Morgan (who we presumed must look very dodgy by this point) gets stopped again for another security check (ding ding ding we have a winner, 3 for Morgans-san).
The rest of the boarding was easy and we boarded our Airbus 330 from Jet Star and took our seats which apparently the two seats next to me were vacant and the other was occupied by our friend with the double bass from earlier in the day. The next 9 hours were a haze of card games, reading, sleep (kinda), watching my DSLR tutorial video and listening to Pimsleur Japanese 1, until finally the shake and rumble of the landing gears being lowered caused the flutter of excitement deep down... we were here.