Day 3 - Buying a ticket
Now that you have chosen your country it is time to start planning your trip. One of the first things you will need to do is to buy an airplane ticket. There are many, many airlines that fly around the world. Some of the most common are:
Air Canada Air New Zealand
Emirates Air Asia
When you get onto the airplane you will be asked to watch a short safety video that tells you how to stay safe when flying in a plane. Arguably, the best airplane safety videos are produced by Air New Zealand.
Watch both of the current Air New Zealand safety videos. The first is a video that stars the All Blacks. The second is a video that stars Rhys Darby and Anna Faris (Hollywood actress). Links for the videos are found below:
Air New Zealand ‘Men In Black’ video
Air New Zealand ‘Safety in Hollywood’ videoOnce you have finished watching the videos, go to your blog and list three things that you need to do to stay safe on an airplane.
Before taking off when the seat belt sign is on click your seat belt together and then tighten by pulling on the black strap. When wanting to get out of your seat then easily lift up the lift releaver.
When oxygen mask drop down from the ceiling then place it over your head and the tighten by pulling the white straps on the side make sure you place your mask on before helping others.
When needing to evacuate the airplane pull the life jacket from under your seat or if you are on premium or business it will be on the side of your seat.
Imagine that you have been asked to create your very own airline. What would you call it? Design a simple logo for your airline and post it on your blog. You must include a short explanation of your logo below the picture.
My airline is called Crowns up
Bonus Activity - Airplane tickets can be very expensive. The table below lists the cost of one return ticket for one person from Auckland, New Zealand to the capital city of each country included in the Summer Learning Journey programme. The costs are listed in the local currency (money) of the country and not in New Zealand dollars.
Name of City
Cost of Return Flight
826 AUD Australian Dollars - NZD =856.855
147172 JPY Japanese Yen NZD =1,776.47
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7182 MYR Malaysian Ringgit NZD =2,225.17
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7219 AED United Arab Emirates Dirham NZD =2,698.58
Cape Town, South Africa
27296 ZAR South African Rand NZD =2,771.67
2182 EUR Euros NZD =3,205.57
1442 GBP Great British Pounds NZD =2,472.94
1 582 030 CLP Chilean Peso NZD =3,354.850
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664 MXN Mexican Peso NZD =5,992.10
2064 CAD Canadian Dollar NZD =2,160.72
Use the XE currency converter website [http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/] to find out how much each ticket would cost in New Zealand dollars [NZD $$]. On your blog, tell us:
- How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country.
- Which country is the most expensive country to visit
- Which country is the least expensive country to visit
To use the XE site you have to complete these four steps:
Step 1 – Enter the price of the airline ticket in the far left box.
Step 2 – Select the currency you want from the drop down menu in the second box.
Step 3 – Select ‘NZD – New Zealand Dollar’ as the currency in the third box.
Step 4 – Click on the blue button with the white arrow. It will take you to a second page that tells you how the ticket will cost in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).
Bonus Activity = 10 points