The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Book a Flight Competition: An Unexpected Briefing #airnzhobbit



Air New Zealand!


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Book a Flight Competition

“An Unexpected Briefing”, an Air New Zwaland flight crew explains the preflight safety instructions — how to buckle your seatbelt, when to turn off your electronic devices, etc. — on a plane loaded with characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world.

Air New Zealand inspires passengers to sit up and pay attention – to something nobody ever listens to rapt with attention -the boring, dull but absolutely necessary, lifesaving pre-flight safety information presentation by the cabin crew.

Air New Zealand has transformed this ritual into a mesemerizing, creative, fun and enjoyable (yet instructive) experience capable of captivating everyone aboard the plane, young and old, rich and poor, tourist or business-class, this is incredibly well-done!

In the new video, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey director Peter Jackson makes a cameo, as does a CGI Gollum, who illustrates what to do if an emergency plunges your plane into darkness.

If the elves, hobbits and wizards don’t keep passengers (and YouTube viewers) glued to the safety video, maybe the built-in contest will: Count the number of Elvish codes in the clip, and you could “win a trip to Middle-earth and one of six Double Passes to the world premiere screening of The Hobbit in Wellington” next month, according to the Air New Zealand website.

Air New Zealand is calling itself “the airline of Middle-earth” in the video.



The Last StoryTeller

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The International Baccalaureate [Kindle Edition]

The International Baccalaureate [Paperback]

The global search for high-quality education, embedded in high-performing education systems, has taken on mythical proportions, almost resembling the alchemists’ quest to turn common metals into gold.

It is my hope that the present day search for global education, equitable and providing equality of opportunity for all, shall not cease until the “gold” we seek, has been found.

I therefore dedicate this book to all the educators, researchers, parents and students the world over, who strive to achieve this elusive goal,high-quality education for all the citizens of the world.

In this endeavour, it is my belief that the International Baccalaureate merits a closer look, based on their more than 40 year history of delivering consistently excellent results.

I add that all of the reflections and views in this book are mine alone, unless otherwise noted, and can not be attributed to my employer or any other organization I am affiliated with, past or present. For any errors or oversights, I bear the complete responsibility.


Amazon Author Page: Thomas Jerome Baker

Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He is the Head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile.

He is the Co-Founder and Co-Organiser of EdCamp Santiago, free, participant-driven, democratic, conversation based professional development for teachers, by teachers. EdCamp Santiago 2012 was held at Universidad Mayor in Santiago.

Thomas is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile.

Thomas enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. Thus far, he has written the following genres: romance, historical fiction, autobiographical, sports history/biography, and English Language Teaching. He has published a total of forty four (44) books overall.

The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family, his wife Gabriela, and his son, Thomas Jerome Baker, Jr.





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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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