Hawaii 2012 - Day 16: Flight LAX - JFK

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Approaching the west coast, Los Angeles CA

It was really early when I woke up for the 50-something-th time. I think I'll never get used to red-eye flights. At 5:45 AM the sun became visible in the sky, just in time to shine a light on our arrival at the west coast, the beaches of Los Angeles. A beautiful sight! It felt like landing in Amsterdam: Sea, beach, and then and an immediate landing.

Due to the delay at Kona airport and an already very narrow connection time at LAX we were about to miss our connecting flight. For me it would be an inconvenience, for Stephan it would be a small disaster, he had to fly all the way to Europe and was coincidentally booked via New York JFK. We barely made the connection and only because our connecting flight was just across the arrival gate.

A very unfriendly check in "lady" ordered us to check our (small) cabin baggage because the plane was full.

Above the Rocky Mountains CO
I was able to fool the cabin personnel by folding the label and covering it with my hand so they thought I was cleared to bring my bag on board. A wise action since, unlike what lady client-friendly stated there was still enough space on the plane, my bag was even placed in a completely empty bin.

We were glad we made the connection, but on the other hand, after flying a distance of 4030 kilometers (2504 miles) it is pretty tough to immediately continue with another 3980 kilometers (2473 miles). An uneventful flight, the only real highlight was midway above the state of Colorado, where we had a nice view on the Rocky Mountains.

We arrived nicely in time at JFK. Our ambitious plan to have dinner at the buffet of the nearby Resort World Casino got heavily downgraded by just going to the parking of Terminal 5 to have a distant look at the magnificent TWA Flight Center, and have a quick dinner in the departure hall of Terminal 4.

The long flight back home: KOA-LAX-JFK
 After a goodbye I made my way to the air train and subway. Fighting the sleep I felt sorry for Stephan who still had 5892 kilometers (3661 miles) and 6 more time zones to go. 

I will have to go back some day. Hawaii has so much left to see!

More pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt. Deze fake-tekst heb 

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Approaching the west coast, Los An…
Approaching the west coast, Los A…
Above the Rocky Mountains CO
Above the Rocky Mountains CO
The long flight back home: KOA-LAX…
The long flight back home: KOA-LA…
Above the Rocky Mountains CO
Above the Rocky Mountains CO
Above the Rocky Mountains CO
Above the Rocky Mountains CO
The long flight back home: KOA-LAX…
The long flight back home: KOA-LA…