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Come November, Middle-Earth to Be in the Middle of the Sky

September 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM | by | Comments (0)


Something is just 'not right' with this flight attendant

If you're on your way to cross the equator in hopes to see the actual set of the highly acclaimed movie, you might just be able to get in the "middle-earth mood" a little easier with Air New Zealand's newest plans to promote the heck out the new movie and its sequel.

The Kiwi airline has repainted some long-haul planes with landscapes and characters pulled from the set of the film. Keeping with a travel theme, a Boeing 777-300 gets a new paint job for first release, 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and then a 777-200 gets decorated for 'The Hobbit: There And Back Again'. The planes will be flying from the island nation to both the US and the UK.

Air New Zealand is known for their cheeky in-flight safety videos like this one, this one and this one; the releases of the new Hobbit movie are no different. Passengers on the specially painted planes will get to watch their favorite cabin crew offering up pre-flight safety checks to hobbits, wizards and elves, even featuring some ANZ cabin crew donning movie wardrobes. The film will be released in November when the planes take to the skies.

If your travel plans are taking you on a trip to Middle-Earth, then keep an eye out for these fun new changes. The airline also promises some unique fan opportunities and exclusive contests around the release of the movies. Now, where did we leave our cape?

[Photo: Air New Zealand]

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