The obvious annoyance with going from Australia to New Zealand ? Leaving at lunch and arriving for a late dinner. But that and poor Wi-Fi aside, Day 1 of Luggage-Free is largely going well.
I had suspected that checking in with no luggage for an international flight might cause comment, but my check-in lady says it’s all too familiar on NZ flights. There’s a bit of making sure I don’t have liquids over 100ml, but she doesn’t even look to see the size of my bag. Ditto for the NZ customs guy, whose only concern is making sure I haven’t foolishly left my luggage behind.
I prepared a video of highlights, but my NZ hotel lied about its Wi-Fi so I can’t upload it. A task for Tuesday.
- One challenge with no luggage: it’s hard to claim a spot in the Qantas business lounge. I had to plug in my phone and put it on top of a newspaper. Yeah, I know: #firstworldproblems.
- Biggest BlackBerry issue so far? The fact I have to use an odd mix of the official WordPress client and the web-based interface. Partly our system customisations, partly a really poor native app. Tolerable but irritating.