Subject: Re: Qantas experience/ New Zealand movies & books

I was in New Zealand and Australia last year. I fell in love with New Zealand and if I wasn't a loyal Canadian I'd be there! It was spectacular - from the mountains and the friendly people to the 60 million sheep! Trust me. I'm saving up for another visit to the Land of the Kiwis.

Qantas (from LAX) was crowded but bearable. I especially appreciated the service of the staff. They made sure that fresh, cold water was passed out every 20 minutes all night long. They didn't wake anyone but simply moved quietly down the aisle and made sure that if you were awake, you received as much ice water as you wanted. And as you know, keeping hydrated is essential - especially on such a long haul.