I am 100% blind and am considering traveling to Auckland by myself to visit a friend this February. Since being almost 24 hours on a plane non-stop directly from Vancouver to Auckland does not do it for me, I’m going to try to pick a cost-effective flight route, so I can make some stops and get off the plane. I’d like to do something like going from Winnipeg to Toronto, Toronto to Frankfurt, Frankfurt to Cape Town, then from there either go directly to Auckland or go to Johannesburg, then Johannesburg to Auckland, or something like that where I make a few stops.
My question is, given that I’d be stopping in several cities on a couple continents, how would a trip like this work for a blind person such as myself? Surely a blind person like me should be able to get help. I want to try to avoid having to take Henrietta along with me, since that means I'd have to pay for her ticket as well, as her hotel and food and such, not to mention she likes to stop all the time.
What is your best solution in getting to Auckland while making several stops in terms of accessibility? Also what types of stops would you recommend for me to make on this trip? Is my plan good?
henrietta is my girlfriend, and I'd like a few stops that last anywhere for a few minutes to a few hours, so I can at least get off the plane and stretch. I've done 14 hour buss trips with my GF with no stops and it was hell, so I'd like a couple stops at least, even if it's not the exact route I mention above.