The group rose early to get to the MSP airport to catch a 9 AM flight on Delta to Detroit, MI. Everyone made it without a hitch. In Detroit, the next flight was also Delta and it was the long haul to Tokyo. Everyone survived airline food and lots of movies and people started to get to know each other. In Tokyo, it was a quick turn around and then on to the 3rd and final flight to Bangkok. All went well in Bangkok except Donmanic was denied entry into Thailand because, as a Chinese passport holder, he could only enter for 2 weeks; his return ticket, however, was not for another 3 weeks.