I had to hop over to Tokyo and back in 72 hours this week-- 72.5 to be exact-- and I don't recommend it. But as usual, it does give one time to think about B'game similarities and differences like my visit to Singapore in 2011. This Tokyo trip was my first time using Haneda airport which is much closer to the city center than Narita--not as close as B'game is to SFO but close. We travelers from B'game are spoiled--12 minutes to curbside is a luxury that our friends from Orinda or Palo Alto can just dream about. I did read about upcoming SFO issues that may make for a long summer
The San Francisco International Airport announced plans to temporarily close two runways during the summer of 2014 to complete the final phase of multi-year, federally mandated Runway Safety Area (RSA) construction project.
The project, required by federal statute to be completed by the end of 2015, will reconfigure Runways 1L and 1R to provide additional thresholds to safely slow an aircraft should it overshoot a runway. Construction is scheduled to begin on May 17, 2014 and is planned to last through September 2014.
The other notable thing about the Tokyo-B'game musings is that we really do have pretty good sushi here. The Japanese eat a variety of styles beside sushi, but everytime I have it there I am reminded how comparable ours is at Sakae, Barracuda, Isobune, Tomokazu and the bargain spot Yamo Yamo (on the San Mateo side of Peninsula Ave.) We're very lucky.