Why public transport scares normal people

So I’m heading to Hong Kong today for a week. Thank you Grab A Seat, $999 return over New Years.

The flight is at 12.40pm, which means being at the airport by 9.40am – if there’s every a time in your life to be early to something, the airport and job interviews are those things.

Sadly, this means catching the only bus that will get me to the airport in time, the midnight bus, departing Hamilton at 5am, and arriving at Auckland Airport at 7.30am. This I felt was one of the more dangerous parts of my journey.

When you’re in a big city, one that has a lot of nightlife, being put and about at 5am isn’t that strange. But in Hamilton it is super strange. I can’t think of any good reason to be hanging around the streets of Hamilton at that hour of the morning, which is why I’d feel nervous if I encountered anyone on my way to the Transport Centre. Thankfully I didn’t, but I was on heightened alert. The same goes for the 15 minutes I’m hanging out in Manukau as well.

So as you can see, I have quite a bit of time to kill at the airport. Combined with the fact it was Christmas day yesterday which I found out when I was woken up at 5am, and partying last night until 11pm, means I’m super tired. Which is awesome! I find exhausting yourself before flying means that 11 hour flight becomes a 9 hour flight.

Anyways, I do have a Koru lounge pass, which will make my travel all the more pleasant. If you spend $15,000 on a Kiwibank Gofly credit card, you’ll get a lounge pass for two. Being able to relax, have a shower, and eat something that was once known as eggs is far better than being mindless waiting for your flight at the gate.

Speaking of which, the gate is another great place to not be late.