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Auckland To Adelaide Part 2 With Pics  
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1571 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

Air New Zealand
AKL-ADL
Friday 16 June 2006
Flight No NZ221
Airbus A320-232
ZK-OJI
Seat 26A

Got to the airport very early. Dad and I were the first passengers to check in for the Adelaide flight.
Check in agent was efficient and friendly. He blocked the three seats for us (26 ABC).

Anyway that was not a problem as the plane was not full. I ended up having Seats 26 ABC to myself and dad had seats 27 ABC to himself.

Taxi was long as the international terminal is at one end of the runway and the wind dictated we used the other. Aircraft seen during taxi included Air Freight NZ Convair CV 580s, including the rare CV-5800 and a Life Flight NZ Metro III.

Airfreight NZ Convair 5800 ZK-KFS

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Airfreight NZ Convair CV-580 ZK-KFL

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Life Flight NZ Metro III ZK-NSS

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Takeoff was smooth and powerful, but there was some turbulence during the climb through the clouds. Once above the clouds it smoothed out.


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Entertainment was same as before a short feature film and a main movie as well as several audio channels.


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Flight was not full as I had plenty of room to spread out.

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Breakfast choices were either a continental breakfast or some vegetable wrap thing. I chose the continental breakfast. Things went well until I tried to open the yogurt, which kinda exploded over me.

Rest of the flight was uneventful.

Landing back in Adelaide was good. Good to be home!.


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Qantas A330-301 VH-QPB the we pulled up alongside.


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However, immigration and customs was a nightmare as there was minimal staff and big queues.

Overall Air New Zealand provides an excellent service and I would fly them again.

So that wraps up my New Zealand Adventure.


South Australian Spotter
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User currently offlineMalb777 From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

Hey Ryan
Good to hear you enjoyed ANZ and New Zealand great place to visit. That QF A330 was the one I got off on return from Singapore via Darwin . you landed as I was leaving the airport.



thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better
User currently offlineNZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 23 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

Glad to hear you enjoyed flying the Kiwi carrier!  Smile
I loved Adelaide when I visited - very gracious and beautiful city.



MDZWTA ~ Mobile Disaster Zone When Travelling Abroad
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 4680 times:

Great pics, glad to hear you enjoyed your trip and holiday

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