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The long haul

Flights to Manchester UK.

semi-overcast 14 °C

P1050547.jpgP1050545.jpgP1050534.jpgP1050529.jpgP1050546.jpgWell we left Auckland on Monday the 2nd of May at 5.50pm bound for Manchester UK (30 hours later). What a flight Emirates were fantastic we could'nt fault them. Service and amount of food was amazing the kids ended up with to much and took it off with them. I got swabbed and searched at Melbourne for some reason, said they were checking for explosives, luckily I had left them all at home. The first leg to Melbourne went pretty quick, the one to Dubai (14 hours seemed to drag a bit). Has 2 hours in Dubai and I also got searched there had to take my shoes off and get them checked (do I really look that dodgy). From Dubai to Manchester we flew on the new Airbus along with 644 other people it was full not a spare seat. This plane was great more leg room and very quiet. All in all the flights were great besides the lack of sleep. Arrived Manchester Airport 12.15pm looking forward to getting to see Alison and Ken, family relations we were staying with. Manchester customs was a nightmare, 3 people checking passports, took 1 hour to get through, by then the kids were over it. The last 2 days have been really knackered asleep by 8.00pm and waking early. Been out for a couple of walks to parks the kids and they seem to be enjoying it. Both kids still asleep by 7pm at night it's amazing how out of wack you get. Briana has been to Tesco a big mega store and can't beleive how cheap all the junk food is she keeps comparing it to home. Going down the canals this afternnon for a nosey will write again soon and try and get some photos up, Take care , Mike.

Posted by schofields 02:53 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged first days few

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awesome!

by Amber Kilgour

Cold and wet here! Wish we were there! Jess is loving her new email friend! So much to explore, looking forward to your updates. Cheers Louise

by Louise Boniface

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