Posted June 02, 2019 07:10:16We all know the "no questions asked" rule in the US.The US Airways blog post about their new fares, for example, states: "We understand that your first flight may be booked online or through a travel agent, but you are asked to provide a valid US passport or visa."So, the rules are pretty simple, right?Wrong.It turns out, this "no queries asked" policy isn't as simple ...
A few weeks ago I was flying from Tokyo to Nanjing on an Airbus A321, a new type of flight from Japan to China, when I received a flight status message that said my flight had been cancelled due to weather.
It was a long way from Tokyo and I had been flying for a few days.
I had no idea why the message was coming.
I’d never heard of the Japanese Air Force flying out of Nanjing or of the Nanjing airport, so I hadn’t really thought much about the reason for my cancellation.
But after a few minutes of browsing through flight status websites I realised it was a very serious issue.
The message was from a flight manager at the Nanjian airport, who said the flight was cancelled because the weather was so bad that it would have been impossible to board the aircraft.
As the plane began to descend, the flight manager said the pilot had to take a “technical decision”.
As it turned out, the weather had turned out to be the right decision, but the flight crew had to decide to change the flight to an earlier time of the day.
What I had never realised was that, for the first time in my life, I was actually making a decision on whether to make the flight or not.
When I was still a student at the University of Tokyo, my mother was a flight attendant for an airline and she would occasionally make this call to the pilots about how the weather might affect their flights.
It was one of the first things I realised that I was making decisions on whether or not to take the flight.
For example, I often made the call when I wanted to go home from a university lecture or a family trip.
One of my favorite flight decisions was when I decided to take an A320 from Tokyo airport to Nanjiai airport in Nanjing, the capital of China.
Before I made the flight, I had read about the Nanji Air Base, a huge and modern airbase with more than 10,000 aircraft and a large airport runway.
After making the flight I had already had a good feeling about the plane, and I wanted more than anything to take it.
There was no way I could take a plane from Tokyo in the winter to Nanji in the summer, and the weather in Nanjie would not be pleasant.
My mother’s call wasn’t the only call that my mother made about the weather during my flight.
During the flight my mother also mentioned the weather at another airport, which I was quite familiar with.
So, I decided that it was not going to be a good idea to make a decision to take that flight, and as I had just flown from Nanjing to Nanjun airport, it was probably not a good time to make such a decision either.
However, I got the information and the decision to make that flight and I started thinking about the decision that I made in the first place.
This is where my experience with flight status comes in.
While in Japan, I learned the importance of planning ahead.
During my time in Japan I was always told to make it a point to plan ahead.
It’s not that you need to do anything, just that it’s important that you do.
A flight status will tell you what you need in order to make an intelligent decision and it’s a good thing.
To me, a flight log is just a way of telling you what was going on during your flight and giving you an idea of where you are and what you’re doing.
In order to take advantage of flight status you need a good understanding of the weather conditions and the way you are flying, and if you are planning to take flights, the best way to get the best weather conditions is to fly at the optimal time of day.
When I went to China to study, it took me a while to realise that I needed to be in the right place at the right time of night to make optimal decisions.
And when I went back to Japan, it’s very hard to find a place where you can fly at a time that suits you and make the best decision.
Flight status can give you an insight into the weather and where you should be flying at any given time, but it’s not a tool to predict weather.
If you’re in a position to make better decisions, you can’t just rely on flight log data.
I’m very lucky to have a wonderful mother who gave me the confidence to think about things like weather, flight status and the like and she has the experience to help me make the right decisions.