This Tahiti flight changes more times than the Cleveland Browns change coaches. I’m at PVG where I was supposed to fly ANA Dreamliner to NRT then Air New Zealand to AKL. While in the Air China lounge, a staff member of ANA found me and said that I would miss my connection from NRT due to air traffic congestion. To remedy that situation, they wanted to switch me to a direct flight from PVG to AKL. I went back through customs, back to the ticket counter, and, two hours of waiting later I was rebooked direct to AKL.
Though I wanted to experience ANA business, I will not complain about this direct route which is next to impossible to book through United.com
Away I go, I think.