Via Vancouver July 3, 2010

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At 3:40am I was woken up by my alarm clock. My family got everything together, and started heading towards SF by 4:40. On the way, we stopped at my aunt’s house and picked up my uncle, who then drove us to SFO. The flight to Vancouver on Air Canada was pretty smooth and nice. We had a two hour layover there.

However, on our second plane from Vancouver to Beijing, just as we were about to get on the runway, the pilot announced that there was some problem indicated by some light or something. We went back to the terminal, and waited in the plane for them to see what was up.

A long while later, the pilot announced that a part needed replacing, and that the maintenance crew would be coming to install the part. After installation was complete, there was also testing that was required.

In the end, we ended up staying in vancouver 3 hours too long. The 11 hour trip from canada to china was pretty smooth though.


My bro and I really like Air Canada compared to Air China. Air Canada has personal entertainment screens for each person that contains movies, tv shows, music, and more. Twas pretty sweet.


The world cup match between Germany and Argentina started just as we were getting on our first plane to Vancouver. A flight attendant was also a huge fan, and came by every so often to tell my brother and I the latest score (We’re not sure where she was getting it from… Maybe the pilot?).

The second match (Spain vs Paraguay) occurred on our second flight.