Could I Survive the ‘Quietest Place on Earth’?
It’s been a couple of years since I last traveled to Australia on a plane, but whenever I do find myself in Sydney, my thoughts inevitably turn to the flight from Tokyo to Shanghai.
As a kid, I used to dream that I would get on planes like the Air France one or the Japanese TransAsia 747. I’ve flown those many times on my way to and from Japan, so being able to return home in a 747 or an Air France one just seems like a dream come true.
While in Japan, I was on the trip from Tokyo to Osaka to Shanghai to spend a weekend with some friends so I got the lay of the land for the flight, it’s basically the exact same route as the one you fly from Tokyo to Osaka, Shanghai, or Beijing. It has all the same stops.
If I’m flying from Shanghai to Tokyo, I can either fly from Tokyo to Haneda or Narita (Narita airport is right next to Haneda airport). I can also fly from Haneda to Narita. These connections are the only options after Tokyo, but once you get to Hong Kong, you’re also right back where you started.
If you’re coming from Shanghai, you can fly out of Shanghai Hong Kong International Airport or Shanghai Pudong International Airport to Shanghai Hong Kong International Airport. This option was my favorite. It’s the same one you can fly from Shanghai to Shanghai Hong Kong International Airport.
If you’re coming from Hong Kong to Shanghai, you can fly out of Hong Kong to Pudong International Airport. Hong Kong is basically like a long bridge for flights. If you’re coming from Shanghai to Hong Kong, you can fly directly from Shanghai (the same one) to Pudong International Airport.
It’s like Shanghai is the gateway to China and Shanghai Hong Kong International Airport is the gateway to Asia.
You can also fly directly to Shanghai from Beijing. If you’re flying out of Beijing, you can fly to Shanghai from Beijing. I used to love flying straight from Shanghai to Beijing just to get that connection.
And if you’re coming from Shanghai to Beijing, you can