Wes and I honestly were making ourselves sick to our stomach just thinking about the long flight from Nagoya to Detroit. Twelve hours on a cramped plane is something that I don't care to do again anytime in the near future. We even looked at upgrading our seats to business class, but at an extra $4000 for each of us, that was completely out of the question. Levi was a complete trooper. In all honesty, he probably handled the flight much better than we did. He would just hang out on our laps most of the time. Books and stickers entertained him for the majority of the flights. Stickers were great, he would peel them off his body and then try to throw them. It was so funny, watching him try to throw them and then look back at his hands only to see them still there. We did get bulk head seating for our first flight (3 1/2 hours) from Manila to Nagoya so Levi enjoyed playing in the floor.
Levi taking a small nap on the plane.
Since we left our hotel at 3:15 in the morning, we just let Levi wear his pj's on all of the flights and didn't change him in to his clothes until we arrived in Detroit.
I wish Wes and I could have caught some shut-eye on the plane. We were both awake for over 30 hours with the exception of about a 1 hour nap during the Detroit to St. Louis flight.
Seeing Mt. Fugi was our excitement for the long 12 hour flight.
I just love how Levi sleeps with his arms above his head. The stroller was so handy to have in all of the airports. We were able to leave it right outside the plane door and the airport staff had it waiting for us at each airport once we arrived to use until it was time to board again. It didn't cost us anything extra to do this.
* Just some advice...don't order a cheeseburger in the Nagoya airport. I was thinking that it would be a safe bet...wrong! It was gray in color and of course I wouldn't touch it as it definitely didn't look like real meat. I am guessing a canned meat of some sort. I wonder if they even have cattle livestock in Japan? Maybe it is rare?