It's only our first day....
Our 13-hour red-eye flight to New Zealand didn’t go quite like we expected. We boarded at 10pm hoping our plan of booking the seats with empty seats in between us would let us stretch out and sleep but that wasn’t the case
We get on, sit down and soon realize that it’s going to be a full flight. How did all these people book seats in the past few hours? We take off and only 30 minutes in, the flight attendant comes on the PA and asked if there was a doctor on board and flight attendants rush by. Not a relaxing way to start.
They serve dinner at midnight (which none of us have). We try to get some sleep but it is hard because the flight attendant keeps talking and the lights are on. They finally turn off the lights at one AM we keep trying to sleep for the next six hours. We look outside at the stars which are everywhere, and when it finally starts to get light out (interesting outside), the flight attendant asks us to close the window shades.
We try and find something interesting to watch. I do 1.5 hours of homework. They serve a mediocre breakfast. We land. We sit on the tarmac for fifteen minutes and they don’t say anything.
We get off the plane, clear customs and get in a nice van, Everything feels backward (we are sitting backward, they are driving on the wrong side of the road and the driver’s seat is where the passenger seat should be. Finally, we make it to the hotel.