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User currently offlineOznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Hi All
Folks who have read some of my posts know that I am a terrified flyer. I fly now only when I really HAVE to. However, this Sunday I'm going to NZ for vacation!! That is, if I can manage the fear enough to get on the airplane. I wonder if anyone knows of a site that shows the weather to be expected enroute LAX-AKL Sunday night.
Thanks

Dave

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User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Go to www.turbulenceforecast.com it will tell you what you are wanting to know  Smile

User currently offlineOznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

ATLAaron
Thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for.
Dave


User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

I used to fly that route every week for 5 years basically ..On the whole its usually very good can get the odd bit of turbulance but nothing that should put you off flying that route compared to most other routes.. Its usually pretty smooth most of the way....Coming from a crew member for Air NZ just let the cabin crew know and request a seat as close to the front of the aircraft as possible..The crew on NZ are very good and where possible try to look after people who are afraid of flying ....
Take care and enjoy your holiday in New Zealand im sure you will have a great time and if you take any domestic jet services i may see you on board ...

[Edited 2006-05-13 01:57:19]


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User currently offlineOznznut From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2304 times:

Nzrich
Thanks for the kind words and info. I will actually be continuing on to CHC to pick up a rented motorhome to go exploring.
Dave


User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Quoting Oznznut (Reply 4):

I'm sorry to hear that the fear of flying has taken over you. Once it's in you, it's tough to get out.

Anyways, here's how I always view my flights: there is going to be turbulence. Every flight that I go on, I always say to myself that there will be turbulence on this flight, and more times than not there is NO turbulence. You see, the trick is that if you can anticipate turbulence, you wont be so caught of guard and as a result you will feel more "in control", so to speak.

So, Im sure you're flight will be perfectly fine (according to the wx forecast), but you should definately anticipate turbulence. Dont go into a flight like "this flight will be so darn smooth, and there wont be one bump". That's when people start panicking!

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4845 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Quoting Oznznut (Reply 4):
Nzrich
Thanks for the kind words and info. I will actually be continuing on to CHC to pick up a rented motorhome to go exploring.
Dave

You will probably experience more turbulence on this short flight than you will on the whole LAX-AKL flight... but it is usually light and no problem.
The centre of the plane is the best place for turbulance as it moves around the least... the nose and the tail tend to pitch up and down more...
31-34H will probably be the best seats for you on NZ 744 as it is aisle seats, near the middle, close to the FSM station. 31H is an exit row seat but is close to the galley. 31-34C is also quite good.



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

If you are looking at centre of the aircraft seats. I suggest rows 11 to 14 on the 733 (which I presume you will be taking to CHC). Nice view of the wing in those seats as well.

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