Travelling subload is fun.
You wait until the last minute before a flight leaves and when you think you might have got a seat, they'll page you on the aircraft and you have to get off again.
Not in Nelson with Air New Zealand.
All the flights are full. All day. The lady at check-in knows that and she knows what it's like to fly subload.
So it's 6:50 am, flight goes in 15 minutes and that's the official end of check in.
"Will passengers X and Y for Auckland please report to check in." Pause of about 3 seconds "Will the remaining passengers X and Y for Auckland please report to check in" Pause of 3 milliseconds. "Will standby passengers jb for Auckland please report to check in?"
"Well, I'm sure they'll scream and shout when they turn up" she said.
"But I did page them. Twice"