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Adelaide To Auckland Part 1 With Pics  
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5717 times:

Air New Zealand
ADL-AKL
Friday 9 June 2006
Flight No NZ222
Airbus A320-232
ZK-OJE
Seat 18A

Background
This trip had been in the planning for a while. I have been to Auckland once before in 2004, so a return visit was due.
At least this time I will be going direct and not having to bother with connecting flights. This will be my first flight with Air New Zealand and on a Airbus A320.

Check in was slow due to the queue, but when it was the turn of myself and dad it was quick and painless. Security was no problem either, which left us with some time to kill. Dad had a wander while I found a convenient window and did some spotting.

REX SAAB 340 VH-EKX

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Qantas737-838 VH-VXI

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Boarding time came and was done in an orderly fashion.


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Takeoff was not much different to that of a 737 and the aircraft did not shake and rattle as much as I was expecting it to.


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Seats were comfortable and covered with leather.

IFE consisted of a movie shown on flip down screens from the ceiling and audio entertainmment.


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Meal was a rather small roast beef in pastry which could have been warmer and a slice of chocolate cake. The other choice was chicken teriaki.


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Rest of the flight was uneventful with a glorius sunset over the tasman.


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Landing was at night in Auckland and was a little bumpy in places. However the landing itself was alright.

I would also like to thank the crew for letting me see the cpckpit after we had landed.


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Going through customs and immigration was painless, and was out getting the hire car in no time.

So far my first impressions of Air New Zealand have been great and the airbus A320 is a good aircraft to travel in.


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4830 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5695 times:

awesome! thanks...nice TR... keep them up!  Smile


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User currently offlineFinal47 From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5686 times:

cool report and pics Too!!

User currently offlineDelta732FF From United States of America, joined May 2005, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5650 times:

Nice pics. some more detail would have been nice, but its ok. Thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineLegalkiwi From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 46 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

Cool pics! Esp. the Adelaide sky.

Hope you enjoyed your time in NZ!



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5472 times:

Great, look forward to your return TR.

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 5025 times:

Thanks for a good report  Smile
Awesome pics too



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