After checking out of the hostel, I waited in Mad Travel to hear from Alice, who said that her and Flo had gone for a coffee, but that Flo wanted to get the bus which takes you directly to the airport. Given that we had plenty of time to get there, and it was cheaper to go via Manukau, I got the bus there, and was sat next to a girl who was on her way to Polyfest, so I was very jealous.
Even going the long way, I still got there about 20 minutes before me and Alice could check in anyway (Alice and Flo were already there). We met Flo on the other side of baggage check, and had a coffee/burger king/ pastry thing. We saw the couple that was at our hostel in Wellington, and we saw again in Hokitiki, just as we were saying goodbye to Flo.
I had tried to ring Qantas in advance to tell them Alice was a vegetarian, but they put me on hold for ages so I hung up, and she said when we checked in that you had to let them know 24 hours in advance, but luckily we got a choice between vegetarian filled pasta and mashed potato and chicken. We were offered wine, and were both tempted to get the most for our money, but I get dehydrated enough on flights without having alcohol so just had fizzy water. We were impressed that afterwards we got offered tea, coffee or an ice cream (even though apple crumble was included in our dinner tray). The films I watched were 'We're the Millers' (a comedy where they pretend to be a family to smuggle drugs to pay a debt), 'The Heat' (a comedy with Sandra Bullock and Megan from Bridesmaids who work together on an FBI case) and 'Gravity' (The Sandra Bullock film about space which I thought was rubbish).