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and so to Auckland…

AucklandThe overnight flight from Honolulu to Auckland New Zealand was not a great one with turbulence pushing Alexandra’s dislike of flying to the edge again. I have though, to share my admiration for a woman who just won’t like such a simple issue as being simply petrified of flying, get in the way of her love for travel!

New Zealand Air are not the greatest in our experience – the plane a shiny new Airbus 760/300 (I think I’m right in saying) with probably the most leg room for economy class we have experienced. Having said all that, the food was rubbish, on demand films quite limited and air stewardesses efficient but brash.

We landed in Auckland at 06.30 am local time having crossed the dateline so left Friday and arrived Sunday after an 8.5 hr flight – still seems odd J.

Having arrived early in the morning, our room in the Westin Hotel Auckland (understandably) isn’t ready yet, but the staff have been wonderful and we settled for an early breakfast whilst they sort the room ASAP. The manager Greg (favourite past-time heavy metal poor sod) has been most accommodating and we might just grab a couple of hours sleep when the rooms ready.

The weather in Auckland New Zealand was dull and drizzling with rain when we landed this morning, but the Sun is coming out now and we look forward to a bit of exploration of the city later today.


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