Winston Aldworth flies from Queenstown to Auckland aboard Jetstar’s JQ293.
A Jetstar A320. They’re currently reconfiguring them to get more seats in; the new format sees the two toilets at the rear go right into the back of the plane.
How full: Being Jetstar’s last flight to Queenstown on a Friday afternoon, we were fairly heaving. There were maybe three or four empty seats in the house. Adds to the atmosphere.
Fight time: We were 25 minutes late getting airborne, but made reasonable time and landed only about 10 minutes behind schedule.
Airport experience: The sushi at Auckland’s domestic terminal is actually good. Possibly one of the best things about the place.
Food and drink: I topped myself up with a some Pringles and a can of L&P.
Toilets: The L&P had its effect. I can report the toilets at the rear of the plane were clean.
Luggage: I did this solely with carry-on luggage. I’d love to know what percentage of JQ passengers do the same.
Verdict: The orange bus delivers once more.
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