Tomorrow I’m off to Auckland, New Zealand for a very short 3 day visit (really only 1 full day). As with all travel you need to prepare. As I want to check out the new QANTAS first class lounge I’m staying at my mum’s the night before (as she is only a few minutes from the airport). That means coming to work ready to travel.
I’m in NZ for 3 days, and then going to Brisbane (via Melbourne) for work for 2 days. That means from Friday morning to late Wednesday night I’m away from home. I’m only taking carry-on baggage, god I’m so used to travelling now I can get it down to the basics (helps that work is casual dress in Brisbane).
The trip is about visiting the Hobbiton set from one of my favourite films, the Lord of the Rings, and secondary to prepare for my big world trip in 2 years (by testing out pre-allocation of seats and getting status that will make it easier for lounge access and flights). For a $350 outlay it seems a cheap flight. Hopefully I’ll remember everything!