Just wanted to share a few photos from Air New Zealand’s matchmaking flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, which left LAX last night about 10:30 and arrived in a rainy Auckland this morning around 7:30 am.
First surprise: not everyone was 21 years old. Folks who signed up for the flight appeared to range in age from 20 to 60.
Second surprise: the crew! During a send-off party in the gate area, which included a practice round of speed-dating, passengers were treated to a choreographed dance performance by the entire crew of the airplane. Including the pilots. The song? Beyoncé’s Single Ladies (Put a ring on it).
Hi-jinx continued on-board, with meet-your-neighbor party games and the unpacking of the goodie bags, which included lip balm, perfume and tiny panties, modeled here by two, um, creative and enthusiastic passengers.
More later…including the story of the 87-year old who crashed the party.