Aragorn & Arwen NZ Air Plane Minorbird writes: Yesterday (Oct 23rd), 54 Japanese LOTR costumed fans were on board Air NZ’s LOTR painted B747 airplane from Japan to Middle-earth. The plane will be removed from service very soon, and this is the last tour with the airplane, prepared by Air New Zealand. Ian Brodie – author of LOTR location guidebook has planned this tour, attended.