Dubai to Auckland

5 January 2020 - Fly from Dubai to Auckland

It had been our intention to be refreshed from an overnight stay in the airport hotel, unfortunately neither of us had been able to sleep well in the comfortable but very soft bed.

We had breakfast in the business lounge before boarding one of Emirates Airbus A380 behemoths for a mammoth 17 hour  overnight flight to Auckland, New Zealand.

We were both dreading this flight. The flight to Dubai had been 3 hours longer than any previous flight we had undertaken. Our flight to Auckland was over double the length of the Newcastle to Dubai flight. How would we manage?

We managed the time by rotating our mind and body through repeated cycles of watch in flight tv for an hour, snooze a little, get awoken by cabin staff in preparation for meal, snooze, visit bar lounge for a walk, stretch and chat, then begin again.

We arrived in Auckland, an hour late, tired, exhausted and jet lagged.





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