Night flight to New Zealand

Trip Start Feb 17, 2012
Trip End Mar 11, 2012

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Flag of New Zealand  , North Island,
Saturday, February 18, 2012

After arriving at Melbourne airport in good time,we checked our bags in and then went to the Irish pub for meal and a drink.I could see that we had a long night ahead of us.Our flight on Jet Star was to depart at 11.50pm on Friday, but  with a short delay we were in the air at 12.40am.It was to be a 3h 20m flight to Auckland. That would normally be a fairly long flight, but on Jet star they have a knack of making the flight seem twice as long than it is.I was able to sneak in about an hours sleep and we arrived in Auckland at 5.40am. We booked into the the Novotel hotel at the airport and fortunately we passed through customs with out any rubber glove experiences. We walked straight to our hotel and checked in at about 6.30am.
The bed was magnificent after the uncomfortable seats on the plane and I was able to pick up an additional 3 hour sleep.

I now am sitting here with a nice coffee and relaxing at 10.50 am. We will shortly go for for a walk and get a bite to eat.

Our flight to Santiago departs at 4.10pm this afternoon and arrive there 11.30 am Saturday morning.Funny we get off the plane before we leave New Zealand.

The next 24 could be pretty hectic, I am hopeful to get a few hours sleep on our next leg of the journey.
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michel on

Glad to hear you arrived safely. Hope you get a few hours on the LAN chile flight. Will follow your progress in the next few weeks

Lynlee Farrent on

If I had realised you were in Auckland I would have come and met you for a drink or taken you for a quick trip around. Hope you are having fun

wally100animal on

Hi lyn. We arrived in Auckland at 5.30 am. And went straight to the airport hotel and slept until about midday then had our flight to Chile at 4.00
I hope you're well?

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