I'd noted a couple weeks ago how simple and inoffensive domestic travel is in New Zealand. Todays's report: Trans Tasman is dead simple too. I'm off to Canberra this morning, catching a seven am flight from Christchurch.
I parked at the airport at 5:55. I got my boarding pass and checked my bag using a kiosk, cleared security, cleared NZ exit customs and was waiting in line for coffee at the gate by 6:20. Now I've a minute to kill before boarding. So I thought I'd remind American readers what air travel is supposed to be like.