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We made it out of our apartment...but will we make it to New Zealand?

The time has come! We fly tomorrow at 11 AM. Due to the terrible situation in Christchurch, we had to make some adjustments. Our options from the airline were to cancel our trip and re-book within the year, or pay $492 per person to re-route. Not so much. So we had to get a bit creative.

Our new and "improved" plan is:

1. Fly NYC to San Francisco (4.5 hours)
2. Layover in SF for 4 hours
3. Fly San Francisco to Auckland, New Zealand (15 hours)
4. Layover in Auckland for 1.5 hours
5.. Fly Auckland, New Zealand to Christchurch, New Zealand (2 hours)
6, Layover in Christchurch for 3.5 hours. Pick up bags and re-check in for last flight...
4. Fly Christchurch, NZ to Dunedin, NZ (1 hour flight)

Yep, that's right, we've done the math. If all goes perfectly, we're looking at 31.5 hours of travel time. Plus, we cross the date-line so we'll be skipping an entire day in the air. I still don't understand how any of this works but I suppose I will be learning soon enough!

We have a place to stay reserved in Dunedin and a car booked as well...so once we arrive, we are hoping to zip right to our spot and take a big nap. We'll post again when we wake up!

xoxo Marin and Nikki

Posted by Marbert18 13:05 Archived in USA Tagged travel flights

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Whoa. Hope you have a travel Scrabble board with you and some extra reserves of patience. We'll be thinking of you!

by Sara

Have a safe journey...
The flight is the challenge, the fun is soon to be received!

by Debbie

Good luck! If you can make it through all that flying without getting into a fight, you're golden for the rest of the trip!

by Janer

So, how's that nap going? Can't wait to get some pics of New Zealand, especially since you are our reporters on the ground post-earthquake. K-Pants and I are sending all our love!

by Evelyn

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