Coming into land

I flew into New Zealand this afternoon.
A good if long flight, I can never comprehend how far away my NZ family live until we get on a plane to visit. Seven hours twenty minutes to Dubai then another almost sixteen hours non stop to Auckland.
Anyway I have arrived safely, two half empty planes meant we all pretty much had a row of seats to ourselves, I doubt they will have made any money on those flights specially if you factor in the increasing cost of fuel. Not a very popular time to holiday in New Zealand.

View throught the porthole as the plane aproaches land.
Glad to see you arrived safely! Take it easy over the next few days šŸ˜Œ
posted May 24th, 2018  
Welcome Pat! Glad to hear you arrived safely, that is a very long flying time. You've arrived just as we start a cold snap, so hope you brought your winter woollies! Look forward to seeing what you photograph around my home country. Where will you be based?
posted May 24th, 2018  
Great shot
posted May 24th, 2018  
@chikadnz Hi yes I've arrived! I am in Morrinsville at the moment staying with eldest son & daughter in law but on Monday I move to Kinloch to stay with youngest son & family then swap round again around Field Day time in Hamilton. Much later this year, we normally come in February when it's summer!
posted May 24th, 2018  
@aguycalledjack Yes I willl Jack,not sure if it's me or jet mag already but my typing is terrible, can't seem to spell anything!
posted May 24th, 2018  
Coming in from the south here - coastline on the left. Glad to see you are safe and secure! Hope you had good food on the plane!
posted May 24th, 2018  
Fantastic ... That is a long flight but pleased it all went well... Sorry we have turned on a cold snap for you .. but hopefully it warms up a bit more soon... get some nice NZ Marino and layer up.. Enjoy your time with family ..
This looks like it could be the Manukau Bar in the photo .. if thats the case we are about 15 ks down the coast from here ...
posted May 24th, 2018  
Good to hear that you are at your destination and enjoy every minute whatever the weather. šŸ’›šŸ’›
posted May 24th, 2018  
A long flight but well worth it to see your family! I visited NZ once when I retired from work and would love to return! Such a beautiful country and such friendly people! Enjoy your holiday!
posted May 24th, 2018  
Enjoy Pat! Precious times
posted May 24th, 2018  
Happy landing and enjoy the precious time with your family "down under " !!
posted May 24th, 2018  
have a wonderful time Pat. Hope the jet lag doesnt last too long. I hate flying home because it always lasts at least a week for me. We have been enjoying London's sunny weather bu a bit of rain today.
posted May 24th, 2018  
Welcome! It is a long flight. Iā€™m doing it in the opposite direction in August
posted May 24th, 2018  
Great shot. Have a fabulous time.
posted May 24th, 2018  
@yorkshirekiwi I hope yours is as quiet in August, could be as it's winter then in NZ, I doubt my trip back will be as quiet is it summer in the UK.
posted May 24th, 2018  
Way cool.
posted May 24th, 2018  
Oh my, thatā€™s a long time in the air! So glad you are there and can enjoy your family now.
posted May 24th, 2018  
bep
Good to read that you arrived safely. Have a nice time with your family. Hope the weather is not too bad.
posted May 24th, 2018  
So pleased you are there and with your family Pat
posted May 24th, 2018  
The eagle has landed. Have a lovely holiday.
posted May 24th, 2018  
A lovely view. Enjoy your holiday. Fav!! šŸ˜€
posted May 24th, 2018  
@julzmaioro I was looking out of the window & wondering if your place was a bit further down the coast, I was on the right side of the plane so I imagine you wouldn't be far away, loved those white waves rolling in. I have my new Allbirds do wear!
posted May 24th, 2018  
Oh you will love the allbirds ... what colour..
posted May 24th, 2018  
Kia ora! Welcome to NZ. Hope you have a fantastic time there and enjoy your family time.
posted May 24th, 2018  
enjoy your family time pat, i am sure you will :)
posted May 24th, 2018  
Awesome - welcome back to NZ. I am going to be in Taupo for Queens birthday weekend - would be great to catch up.
posted May 24th, 2018  
Lovely plane shot!
Have a great time!
posted May 24th, 2018  
Bet you are ready to go move your body for a while. Have a wonderful visit
posted May 25th, 2018  
@dkbarnett Oh that would be great Delwyn, will be in & around Taupo I think. Moving down to other sons in Kinloch next week so hope fully we can arrange a coffee somwhere. Will be in touch when I know what the plans are Delwyn.
posted May 25th, 2018  
@julzmaioro Grey Julz.
posted May 25th, 2018  
Welcome to rainy NZ! Hopefully the weather will improve for you.
posted May 25th, 2018  
Wow what a sight! Bet you were hopping to get off! Fabulous :)
posted May 26th, 2018  
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