Planning and booking flights

6644457In early October we booked a one-way ticket to Christchurch, New Zealand. We wanted to keep things flexible and hadn’t planned to book any more flights until 2016. That was until we discovered that to get into New Zealand we’d need to show an onward ticket, which meant we’d have to book some more flights. The first iteration of our plans was to fly from Auckland to the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, at the end of March & cycle from there to Canada,. We planned to book a flexible ticket from Edmonton or Calgary to London Gatwick with WestJet. Planning things was easy! That was until we looked into flying from New Zealand to Mexico; it would involve 15 hours in LAX. Oh, and anyone with any sense cycles the Pacific coast from north to south to avoid two months of headwinds.  Continue reading