The flight: Long. Really long. Fidgety. Anxious. However: two snacks and three meals, silverware (and chopsticks), complimentary drinks, and ongoing offerings: an attendant walking backward holding a pot of coffee and a tray with cups for passengers to see. A shift in power, a courtesy. American noise must make the Japanese reel (invisibly and silently). Dad flew back and forth during the Golden Age of flying: took hours longer, a risk of whiplash or worse from turbulence.