I asked to go up to SFO
for the inaugural flight and, surprisingly, my boss said yes! So, I'm very stoked about going up and attending the festivities. I've never been involved in an inaugural ceremony, so I'm looking forward to the water cannon salute, the Maori dancers, and the whole nine yards. Actually, my going up to SFO
is two-fold... I can attend the ceremonies at the gate area and on the ramp, but I'm also going to work the evening departure flight, too. As far as the loads are concerned, it looks to be a fairly full flight!
Some head's up about the first flight on 30 June: The only item I can think of aircraft-wise that would be of importance to photographers out there is that the first aircraft is scheduled to be a Lord of the Rings aircraft, though I'm not sure which one, exactly. I can only hope the Bay Area weather cooperates!
On another note, one of our NZ
cashiers at SFO
is going on a three-week vacation soon, and since we only have two cashiers up there (and the only other one can't possibly work a 16-hour day), I'll be flying up to LAX
, working her shift, and flying back to LAX
. Talk about a nice little commute to and from work
Hope to see a good turn out for our new AKL
route. Strong rumor has it that eventually it'll go daily!
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.