Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Buying a ticket - Day 3

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 air plane ticket. There are many, many airlines that fly around the world. Some of the most common are:
Air Canada Air New Zealand
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air Canada logo.png                                C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air New Zealand image.png

Emirates             Air Asia
C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Emirates logo.png                 C:\Users\rwil313\Desktop\Air Asia logo.png
When you get onto the air plane 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 air land safety videos are produced by Air New Zealand.
Activity 1
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 ZealandSafety 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.


In emergencies place your place your head in your hands and lead on the seat before you, and if you are in the front with no seat in front of you then place your head in your hands and lead on your legs.

If the seat belt sign illuminates then we must return to our seats and buckle up.

In other emergencies an oxygen bag will pop out from above, pull down on the mask and put over nose and mouth. Remember put your one on before assisting children.

Activity 2

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.


"The Eagle" is blue, because it represents freedom which all passengers should feel like when they step foot on this plane. I decided to call my plane "The Eagle" because if it's going to be the best plane ever, then I might as well give it a powerful name. The Eagle is the chief of all winged birds (and planes.)

Bonus Activity - Air plane 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
Canberra, Australia
826            AUD              Australian Dollars
Tokyo, Japan
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
Berlin, Germany
2182            EUR             Euros
London, England
1442            GBP             Great British Pounds
Santiago, Chile
1 582 030    CLP              Chilean Peso
Mexico City, Mexico
90 664         MXN            Mexican Peso
Ottawa, Canada
2064            CAD             Canadian Dollar

Use the XE currency converter website [] 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.
  2. Which country is the most expensive country to visit
  3. 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).
Name of City:
Cost of Airplane ticket (NZD)
Auckland, New Zealand
Canberra, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand
Tokyo, Japan
Auckland, New Zealand
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Auckland, New Zealand
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Auckland, New Zealand
Cape Town, South Africa
Auckland, New Zealand
Berlin, Germany
Auckland, New Zealand
London, England
Auckland, New Zealand
Santiago, Chile
Auckland, New Zealand
Mexico City, Mexico
 Auckland, New Zealand             Ottawa, Canada                        2,223.65    
2. The most expensive place to go to is Mexico City, Mexico.
3. The least expensive place to go to is Canberra, Australia.


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  2. Hi Aaliyah

    I really liked your logo and I loved how you explained and I also think that everyone should feel free and I loved the name I also liked how you explained why you chose it.

    Happy Holidays x

  3. Hey Aaliyah,
    I just wanted to say that I agree with you for your answers for how much NZ dollars would it take.I also liked your logo it looks cool and it is creative.

    Try beat me in this because im on week 4 and day 19 activity 2 nearly finished the whole thing.

    But keep your great work up to the top okay

    Im outer here later.

    Happy Holidays.

  4. Kia ora Aaliyah,

    Wow it looks like you have been so busy over the holidays, with lots of blogging for me to catch up on! Well done :-)

    I can tell that you watched the safety videos very carefully which is important! Which video was your favourite do you think? I always enjoy flying with Air New Zealand, because their videos make the safety instructions a lot of fun. Can you remember any other instructions from their videos?

    I really liked reading your description about your airline logo too! If you're going to have the best plane ever, where do you think they will fly to? Just around New Zealand or all over the world? Plus it's very fitting calling them The Eagle. It sounds like when you fly with The Eagle, you fly in style.

    Converting all of the different currencies around the world into NZ dollar can often be very tricky. I was telling some of the other bloggers that usually I go into a bank and they do it all for me, easy peasy! But I'm impressed with how you have presented yours. It's very clear and well laid out. Plus your calculations and answers are 100% correct! Why do you think some countries are more expensive to travel to than others? Have you ever been to any of the countries on that list?

    I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next on your learning journey. Keep up the great blogging!