The Honolulu-to-Tokyo flight leaves at 1 pm local time (or 3 pm LA time). Eight friggin’ hours in seat #18D, and then a one-hour layover (4 pm to 5 pm Tokyo time, and not on Tuesday but Wednesday) at Narita airport and then right off to Hanoi — a four-hour flight leaving at…now I’m confused but I know I arrive at 10:25 pm Hanoi time on Wednesday night or 5:25 am Honolulu time or 7:25 am LA time. (I think.). And no wifi the entire time.

LA is either 15 hours behind Hanoi time or nine hours in front of Hanoi but a day earlier.