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COVID-19: AIR NEW ZEALAND – Get a jab on the fly!

COVID-19: AIR NEW ZEALAND – Get a jab on the fly!

Those New Zealanders are funny people!

Air New Zealand is transforming a 787 aircraft into a vaccination clinic to encourage Aucklanders to get vaccinated this Saturday

If you are in Auckland, and need to get vaccinated, then this sure is a novel way to do it.

Register, here: and choose ‘Air New Zealand Jabaseat’.

Get in quick!

a ticket with a qr code

According to the Facebook post:

Bound for destination vaccination, Aucklanders will be able to board the Jabaseat flight, receive their vaccination and enjoy Air New Zealand’s world-renowned customer service and hospitality.

In addition to a behind-the-scenes glimpse of an aircraft hanger, visitors will tour Business Premier™, enjoy free inflight snacks and receive a special boarding pass to commemorate the moment.

People will board through the front door into Business Premier, where they will receive one dose of the Pfizer vaccine in their arm of choice.

Vaccines will be administered by Tāmaki Health. They will then move through the cabin into Economy where a snack service will commence while they wait to disembark after the observation period.

Face masks will need to be worn throughout Saturday’s flight and physical distancing will be practiced, ensuring customer and crew safety.

a plane on the runway

2PAXfly Takeout

This is another timely reminder to wear your seatbelt when seated. Holding you close to your seat will protect you from the sort of injuries sustained on this flight, when unsecured passengers flew to the ceiling of the aircraft, and then came crashing down once the ‘drop’ ceased.

The hope will be that this is an anomaly – a ‘freak accident’ in casual parlance. If it is a systemic error either mechanical or electronic, then this is a larger concern for the airlines that fly Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft. Let’s hope it isn’t. If it is, it will pile on the woes to Boeing’s existing stack.

I’m not sure there is any actual flying involved, but still, worth the experience. Remember, to travel on Air NZ internationally from 2022, you will need to be fully vaccinated, and be able to prove it

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