So, I will be heading off on a month long vacation to the pacific next week. Specifically, Australia, New Zealand, and Samoa.
Well, the Samoan visit is still up in the air as they suffered a large earthquake and tsunami this week. I had booked a flight on a Polynesian Airlines between the islands of Savai’i and Upolu. The flight is only 20 minutes long, but would have been a great way to see the islands from the air. To top it all off, it only cost me $15CAD and would be on a Twin Otter!
Hopefully the country will be back into a normal state by the time I’m planning on being there, in November.
I’m flying to Australia via Air Canada, a non-stop flight on their 777-LR aircraft. Although their site still shows AC33 as going to SYD via YVR, my ticket shows “non-stop” straight to SYD. So we’ll see.
Once I’m in the Pacific, I plan on getting around using Virgin Pacific. Flight from Sydney to Auckland, NZ, then on to Samoa. Return flight from Samoa is direct to Sydney.
I’m going to have some posts queued up to automatically publish while I’m gone. This means that the e-mail updates will not automatically be sent out. So for those of you on the e-mail list, you will need to check the site manually every few days for new posts.
Also, for those of you who are on twitter, I gave in and signed up for an account. Feel free to follow me.