my flights back to New Zealand.
I am scheduled to leave the International Terminal at Glasgow Airport at 2045 on Thursday 1 November. I should arrive in Auckland at 1345 on Saturday 3 November and then fly on to Napier.
I am disappointed though. Not, of course, at going back to my second home but because I will not be travelling with what has become my favourite airline: Air New Zealand. Why? Money. A lot of money. I had also hoped to go via Hong Kong and stay there for a few days both to break my journey and re-visit that wonderful, vibrant and exciting city again.
Unfortunately Air New zealand wanted almost twice the price of Emirates to get me from Glasgow to Auckland. That stretched my loyalty a bit too much and I booked with Emirates.
The downside is that I'll be travelling in an Airbus A380 800 which is something I had hoped never to do. C'est la vie. The upside is that I don't have to travel through London's Heathrow which saves a great deal of time.