Air New Zealand’s Matchmaking Flight Set for Takeoff

Dépèche transmise le 23 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

Air New Zealand’s Matchmaking Flight Set for Takeoff

Air New Zealand’s Matchmaking Flight Set for Takeoff

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Love is in the air and will take flight on October 13th, 2009, with singles looking for romance and adventure on Air New Zealand’s Matchmaking Flight. The world-first singles cabin is close to capacity, with love-seeking travelers joining ABC’s “The Bachelor” Jason Mesnick and girlfriend Molly Malaney on board the journey from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand. The matchmaking experience will kick off with a party at the departure gate, followed by matchmaking advice from Mesnick and Malaney, complimentary party packs, an open bar, and in-flight activities designed to find each passenger their perfect match.

Once in Auckland, Matchmaking Flight passengers will mix with single New Zealanders at the ultimate South Pacific coupling experience. The Great Matchmaking Party will kick off with a cocktail pre-party at 6:30 p.m. at SKYCITY’s ultra-glam new bar, “twentyone” and at 7:30 p.m. guests will move onto the official bash at The Wharf on Northcote Point. From 8 p.m. until midnight, partygoers will mingle with single Kiwis and enjoy an evening of music, food and drink, celebrity guests, and perhaps make some love connections. Party buses will depart The Wharf at midnight to take singles back to SKYCITY for the after-party.

To help travelers with their quest for love connections on the Matchmaking Flight, Jason suggests that mingling passengers focus on the person they are engaging with. “It’s really important to concentrate on who you’re with and to give that person your full attention,” says Jason. “If you’re thinking about something or someone else, you might miss a comment or behavior that tells you a lot about that person.”

Another recommendation from Molly is to look for common hobbies. “After that initial introduction, try to get past the surface-level subjects and talk about what you like doing,” says Molly. “Is your love interest into photography? Hiking? Try to do the things you both enjoy together, and see if you connect. Attraction doesn’t go very far unless you share these things.”

Both Jason and Molly hope passengers take advantage of their time on the Matchmaking Flight. “This is everyone’s chance to get to know people who share a sense of adventure and a willingness to take a risk to find their match,” says the couple. “People on this flight should be ready to show their personalities from the minute they step onboard. We wouldn’t have gotten to really know each other if we hadn’t done that; we hope for the same results for everyone on this flight.”

The perfect adventure for those who would travel the world for love, Air New Zealand’s Matchmaking Flight is the first of its kind. Passengers can connect with other singles and find more information on the Matchmaking Flight Web site and social network, www.thematchmakingflight.com.

About Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand offers more direct flights to the South Pacific than any other airline, including non-stop flights from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Vancouver to New Zealand, as well as Los Angeles non-stop to the Cook Islands and Samoa. Other popular destinations include Australia, China, Japan and Tonga. In addition to flying non-stop Los Angeles-London, Air New Zealand's route between London and Hong Kong now allows customers to fly round-the-world on one airline. Consistently rated among the world's best international airlines, Air New Zealand's new Inflight Concierge Service provides all passengers with a range of services, from travel advice to assistance with onward bookings. Air New Zealand's most recent accolades include "Best Business Class to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific" for the third straight year by Business Traveler Magazine (USA) "Best Transpacific Airline" at the 26th Airline Industry Awards, "Best Passenger Service" award by Air Transport World magazine, and "Best Business Class Red Wine" for the Martinborough Pinot Noir 2005 at the 2007 Cellars in the Sky awards. United Mileage Plus, US Airways Dividend Miles and Air Canada's Aeroplan members earn and redeem mileage on select flights. Flight and vacation essentials can be booked on AirNewZealand.com or by calling 1-800-262-1234 in the USA and 1-800-663-5494 in Canada. Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance network.

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