Sunday, March 29, 2020

AKL-PPT Upgrade FAIL

So I'm in coach from AKL to PPT. I tried everything upon arriving in AKL to have my voluntary downgrade to economy changed to business. I tried two times at the Air New Zealand...

Novotel Wellington Review: Platinum Style

We Thought You Were Cool tells the story of how my platinum status expired after signing up on a Polish website for instant top-tier status. I didn't get a lot of use out of being a platinum except for my trip to Windy Wellington. The Novotel there was reasonably priced at around $139 NZD a night and offered a $30/day hotel credit that I used on bottles of Sauvignon Blanc.

Guns & Butter: Wellington Travel Guide

Windy Wellington! Do you know that Wellington is the capital of New Zealand? Seriously, it isn't Auckland. I've traveled near and far and have to say that Wellington is far. Just look at the Great Circle Mapper to see how far it is from the hometown of Flint.

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand: Wine Tasting the Right Way

Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Thanks to late night drinking and eating at Raizada, we had to cancel the wine bike tour (rescheduled for the next...

Hans Herzog Vineyard New Zealand: Yes to Wine, Pass on Food

Is it possible to eat and drink anymore than I did on this trip? Of course it is.

Wine Tours by Bike NZ: A Must for Wine Enthusiasts

I can't ride a bike well. Granted I only ride once every few years and only out of tourism necessity.

Golf Blenheim New Zealand: So I Picked the Wrong Course

The last time I was in New Zealand, I played golf in one of Auckland's top courses, the Gulf Harbour Country Club. It was a breathtaking course overlooking the ocean.

Blenheim, NZ Airport Review: What Flying Private Must Be Like

Blenheim Airport Review is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. The flight from Blenheim to Auckland is only an hour and a half long. There's no need to show up to the airport...

Guns & Butter: Blenheim, New Zealand Travel Guide

I went to Blenheim for the sauvignon blanc. I ended up doing and consuming much more than that.

Air New Zealand Auckland San Francisco: Business Back Up Over

Finding flights from Australia to the US in business is difficult. Finding availability from Auckland to the US was not.
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