By Laura Withers For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 06:02 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 06:02 BST, 3 May 2019
A New Zealand woman has revealed how her father took their fifteen-year prank war to new heights after he enlisted the help of a flight attendant to deliver the winning punch.
Bridie Connell, who lives in Melbourne, was left in disbelief after her father, Brin, beat her to the punchline in their ongoing 'pinch and a punch, first day of the month' battle.
Ms Connell has been travelling home for her cousin's birthday on an Air New Zealand flight on May 1, when she was approached by a flight attendant who claimed to have a 'special delivery' for her.
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Bridie Connell (pictured right) was left in disbelief after her father, Brin, asked a flight attendant to hand deliver her a letter with the winning punchline on
Despite being mid-air and miles away from her father, Ms Connell's dad had outsmarted her and had asked a member of staff to hand deliver her a letter.
Initially the actress, who had already been upgraded to premium economy, thought the letter would say she was getting another upgrade.
But much to her amusement and annoyance the letter was actually from her father reminding her it was the first of the month.
'I do hope you're sitting back reclining comfortably as you wend your way across the Tasman. I can't wait to see you, and I know you are going to be very excited and thrilled when you see me,' the