One thing I've learned as a traveler is to be flexible. I wasn't always so flexible. Our first trip to Japan 10 years ago caused me a lot of stress when our return trip was canceled due to weather. I handle those kind of situations much better now.
This trip our flight to SFO got delayed to the point we were at risk of missing a connection and possibly missing our flight to Japan. However we talked with an agent and were able to change to San Francisco direct flight. The change took a long time to make but we got confirmed on the new flight just in time.
|Cramped seat to San Francisco|
|Roomy seat to Japan|