From JFK Airport, the trip had three legs: 6 hours on United to Los Angeles, 16 hours on United to Hong Kong (where we would spend an overnight layover), and 2 hours on Philippine Airlines to Manila. Highlights of the flight included flyovers of the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and Siberia; an overnight layover in a hotel in Tung Chung, and a bump up to upper-deck business class on the PAL 747 between Hong Kong and Manila. A selection of photos follows.
In HKG, words of loving wisdom on the escalators:
In MNL (PAL Terminal 2), scenes of chaos and slapped-together airport management: