I had a 12.30 pm flight out of Christchurch so I wanted to get the car back to Thrifty and allow time for hassles. There were none, so I was at the airport super early my Air New Zealand ticket had a flag on it so that they would put my luggage through priority and give me access to the Koru lounge. They had a special section for me to sit in, initially it felt like I had been put in the naughty corner.
I had a nice breakfast and a couple of sparklings and then got on the flight to Auckland that was connecting me to my Melbourne flight.
Air New Zealand certainly made up for the luggage stuff up. They put in a huge effort to make sure I was happy. It was charming and made me wish I could afford to always travel with the extras.
I really appreciate everything they did.
There was a mother with her two bouncy kids (no older than 4) sitting behind us. Luckily I had the mother in the seat behind me but the two women sitting next to me where getting their seats kicked a lot. When the coffee/tea cart came around one of the kids said “mummy can we get a coffee?” In a classic case of Broni speaking before thinking. I let out a very loud no! The two ladies next to me grinned and laughed. They then went on to tell me stories of what it was like to be in Christchurch during the earthquakes.
We got to Auckland and I made a mad dash to the international terminal thinking I would be late. I got there with 20 mins spare and made my way to the koru lounge for a toilet break and light refreshment 😉
No need to rush though the flight was delayed. That’s fine though. The flight was uneventful, the roast chicken dinner was very good.Air New Zealand really know how to do airplane food well.
I cried and laughed at an Adam Sandler/ Drew Barrymore movie called Blended. I am blaming the emotion that Christchurch evokes for that . 😉
Always a bit embarrassing crying at an inflight movie, especially if it is meant to be a comedy.
It was uneventful, until an impatient man targeted the female customs officer and bagged her out for the length of the queues. Hope he enjoyed the search.
My luggage also made it all the way back. I managed the trip without spending any credit I have no savings left but that’s ok I can start again!