Tag Archives: Air New Zealand

Mini-Report:  Air New Zealand Queenstown to Auckland

This is part 11 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. Air New Zealand Flt. 644 A320, Single-Cabin Economy Sch. Dep. 2:30pm        Sch. Arr. 4:20pm Act. Dep. 2:50pm        Act. Dep. 4:43pm The Queenstown airport is pretty small.  I really could have taken an… Read more »

Trip Report: Exploring Christchurch and the Rydges Latimer Christchurch

This is part 7 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. I had originally thought I’d start the South Island part of my trip by flying from Wellington to Timaru, and then drive the 90 minutes directly to Lake Tekapo.  But… Read more »

Mini-Trip Report:  Wellington to Christchurch on an Air New Zealand ATR-72 and the Odd Wellington Airport

This is part 6 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. From Wellington, I was headed to the South Island, where I’d spend the bulk of the remainder of my trip, making my way by car from Christchurch in the northeast-ish… Read more »

Mini-report: AKL Transfers and Air New Zealand Economy Auckland to Wellington

This is part 3 in a series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. The two airlines operating on the three domestic routes I traveled  within New Zealand were Jetstar, the lowcost subsidiary of Qantas, and Air New Zealand.  I ended up booking… Read more »

Kia Ora!  New Zealand Introduction and DCA-LAX on American in Main Cabin Extra

  Hello from 36,000 feet over Wichita! I’m currently kicking off a two-week adventure to New Zealand, and I figured I’d give you all an intro and the scoop – and see if you had any tips! Last spring, I had started to think about where I wanted to go… Read more »

The Journey Home, Part 2: Sydney Airport and Hawaiian Airlines SYD to HNL in Business Class

Hawaiian Flt. 452 Sydney to Honolulu A330 Business Class Sched. Dep. 9:20 PM Actual Dep. 9:24 PM Sched. Arr. 10:05AM Actual Arr. 10:43 AM My Qantas flight from Melbourne landed in the Qantas Domestic terminal at Sydney, and I had to wait about 15 minutes for the transfer bus to… Read more »