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’ video
Once 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.
The first thing you need to do is put your seatbelt on and keep it on throughout the whole flight and unless you need to get up just lift the lever.
Second thing you have to do is if you need air oxygen masks will fall down and you have to pull down on the mask place it over your mouth and nose and if it does not inflate oxygen will still flow through
Thirdly you have to do is if there is an emergency during takeoff or landing fasten your seat belt and place your head on the seat in front of you. Put your feet back and on the floor and hold you legs.
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.
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
147172 JPY Japanese Yen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7182 MYR Malaysian Ringgit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
7219 AED United Arab Emirates Dirham
Cape Town, South Africa
27296 ZAR South African Rand
2182 EUR Euros
1442 GBP Great British Pounds
1 582 030 CLP Chilean Peso
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664 MXN Mexican Peso
2064 CAD Canadian Dollar
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:
1.How much it would cost in New Zealand dollars to fly to each country.
Canberra, Australia - $876.40
Tokyo, Japan - $1,788.10
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 2,300.20
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 2,818.60
Cape Town, South Africa - 2,787.60
Berlin, Germany - 3,264
London, England - 2,508.80
Santiago, Chile - 3,363
Mexico City, Mexico - 6,356.70
Ottawa, Canada - 2,217.40
2.Which country is the most expensive country to visit
Mexico City - 6,356.70
3.Which country is the least expensive country to visit
Canberra, Australia - $876.40
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