The journey begins on 19 November when I leave Glasgow and head for Heathrow to catch an Air New Zealand flight to Auckland. I'm stopping off in Los Angeles and touch down in the evening of the 19th. I'll have most of the next day for a look see around LAX.
The following day I set off for the last leg and leave on the evening of the 20th for New Zealand. Remarkably I don't actually arrive until the morning of 22 November. That's what they mean by long haul!
Apparently this is my pilot helping out with the ad campaign before he starts the engines for my flight....