I've always wanted to visit NZ but it's been a long time since I've been on a plane. My mother would have to go with me bc she needs someone to take care of her. Not sure if they'd let me bring my cats, dogs, & cows though. LOL. I hope the boss upholsterer is paying for the damage to your vehicle. My brother-in-law once had his truck at a dealership for maintenance & one of the employees crashed his truck into a pole (knocked the pole down)- busted it up & blew both airbags. They fixed the cosmetic damage but refused to replace the passenger side airbag (I think he should have fought on that one). He was so royally pissed off that they had to hide the guilty employee from him bc he was ready to beat the crap out of the guy (he has a bit of a temper although he's mellowed since then). He said that if it had been his corvette he would have murdered someone. He really should have gotten the $$ for his truck depreciating from the accident as it was a relatively new truck but he ended up getting such a high blood pressure spike that his nose started bleeding & he didn't want to deal with them anymore.