|Caroline at Tullamarine, Melbourne letting friends know she's starting an adventure|
Today was Day 0 of the trip. Sounds a bit crazy, but we left Melbourne, Australia today, crossed the International Date Line and arrived in Los Angeles on the same day, about an hour later (the down side of this is that when we come back, a whole day will disappear). It was an early start and everything on the first day has gone smoothly and according to plan. The traffic on the way to Tullamarine Airport was light, and we arrived with plenty of time, checked in (no queue), and went through security with minimum fuss. Some breakfast in the airport put us in good stead, before our flight. The flight was with Air New Zealand, and it was absolutely fantastic. Staff were friendly, food was great, leg room was ok, all in all a good flight. One reason we chose Air New Zealand was the journey is split up into a 4 hour flight to Auckland and then 12 hours to LA, rather than 16 hours in one sitting. What was even better was we were on the flagship "Hobbit Plane". Of course, during the 12 hour leg of the journey I really needed to kill some time, so I watched a film. And what other film could I watch than "The Hobbit".
|Air New Zealand's Hobbit Plane|