Tag Archives: Japan

Yakutia Before the Ban

Yakutia is a Russian airline that has had a few problems recently and has been banned by the Russian authorities from some services until it can sort out its problems.  Consequently, I am more pleased than I might otherwise be … Continue reading

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Plenty of 200ERs But the 300ERs Avoid Me

While I enjoyed my visit to Haneda earlier this year, I was a little frustrated by one thing.  Regular readers will know of my interest in trying to capture the articulated gear feature of the 777-300ER.  Haneda provided a great … Continue reading

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More New Airlines for Me

My second trip to Japan of the year provided an opportunity to see more airlines that I don’t normally come across.  I had a few hours at Narita waiting for my flight home and these shots are some of those … Continue reading

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Radio Mast In Tokyo

While I was staying in the same hotel as last time during my recent visit to Tokyo, I was on the opposite side of the hotel.  This gave me a view across to a large radio mast a couple of … Continue reading

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Stormy Narita

The day I was flying out of Narita was not a good day for weather.  Another typhoon was approaching and the rain ahead of the storm had reached us.  I did initially visit the viewing terrace in the terminal but, … Continue reading

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Starflyer

Have you ever heard of an airline called Starflyer before?  If you have, you are one up on me.  I saw these guys at Haneda in Tokyo.  I didn’t know anything about them but the black livery they apply to … Continue reading

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Soviet Looking Tower Architecture

There are a number of high towers in Tokyo.  I saw one as I was walking to Shinjuku that seemed rather out of keeping.  Most have either a futuristic look or just look like a radio tower.  This one was … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Korean Air

When the Korean Air 747 pulled away from the gate, the ground crew all lined up to wave goodbye.  I loved the personal touch.  Not something you ever see in the US. I did wonder how many people on board … Continue reading

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What Are You Hiding in Your Pockets?

While waiting for my flight at Narita, I saw this guy on the ramp being wanded by a colleague with a metal detector.  There didn’t seem to be any problem so I was curious about what they were hoping to … Continue reading

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Palace Sightseeing is No Fun When It’s Hot

On my first visit to Tokyo, a few years ago, I made a brief visit to the park around the Imperial Palace.  I decided to take another look during my first visit this year.  However, while I knew it was … Continue reading

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