PVG-AKL Audible


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. ‎

There they go with my golf clubs
There they go with my golf clubs


  1. Air traffic congestion is pretty common in PVG due to air space flow control for military(Air Force), but it’s still nice since you can enjoy NZ 789 biz class for longer time!

    • We sat there (drinking champagne) for an hour. No way I would’ve made connection in NRT. Why does United even pretend this is possible by allowing customers to book. The direct flight is never available.

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