When all this is over, I will let you know how it went, but for the moment just send your thoughts our way as we fly:
1h 20m Christchurch-Auckland
2h 40m layover
12h 15m Auckland-Shanghai
4h 25m layover
12h 05m Shanghai-London
With the other two planes (Invercargill-Christchurch 1:15 and London-Tallinn 2:45) there is about 30 hours of flying overall, plus stopovers, and I am intrigued to know how it'll all go.
To be honest, I think it'll be okay. There's cartoons, there's food, there's attention. But I'm open to seeing how it'll go either way, and I'm intrigued to know because after eight years of not travelling I really do feel like it's a big trip for us.
Because it is.