Friday September 3
Or: Get on the plane!
We're on our way to New Zealand! Obviously we have done this trip
before, so we generally know what to expect. But it will be once
again a VERY long day. We fly American FIRST CLASS to ORD and LAX
(courtesy of a hundred thousand miles courtesy of HIG trips in 1998,
1999 and 2000). From there we board QANTAS QF26 to Auckland,
NZ. ETA : 5:20 AM on September 5.
Those who have flown to Hawaii have often wondered how much further
Australia / New Zealand are in comparison. The QANTAS web site
has a very
neat dynamic map
that lets you see the approximate route your
flight will take. Below is a snapshot of the routes QANTAS flies
from Los Angeles International.
As you can see, once you're over Hawaii,
you're only about a third of the way to Sydney! It's a LONG
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