Plane: An A320-200. There are 30 in the airline's stable.
Price: Air New Zealand's website shows Wednesday flights ranging from $169-$499.
On time: Ten minutes late - passengers from the inward flight were getting off as we sat waiting to get on. But we arrived on time.
My seat: 14C.
Fellow passengers: 90 per cent Chinese families and couples.
How full: 99 per cent.
Entertainment: Watching your neighbour checking stock prices in China on his tablet.
The toilet: As soon as the seatbelt light was off, I was off to check the loos - and gave the poor hostess a heart attack as she ate her dinner, still strapped in her seat.
But the loo flushed and Antipodes-brand push soap and hot and cold water were provided - although the sink may not have been cleaned between flights.
The service: A cup of tea and cheese and crackers delivered with admirable politeness, especially after our earlier encounter.
The airport experience: Christchurch is a small airport but odd signposting still ensured I managed to get lost.
Would I fly this again: Yes.