Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Long And The Short Of It

Bless ‘em all, Bless ‘em all
The Long, The Short and the Tall.

In the past 24 hours I flew the long and the short – well actually Air New Zealand’s longest and its shortest.

Their new Boeing 777 Dreamliner from San Francisco to Auckland.  Seats 332 in luxurious comfort with a cruising speed of 910mph.  Next up was their Beech 1900D.  Seats 19 with a cruising speed of 510.  There were eight of us on board from Rotorua to Auckland.  No stewardess, no luggage compartments (under the seat or in the hold), no ID required, no security checks whatsoever.  A time gone by.  Bless ‘em all.