I'd appreciate suggestions about choosing the departure time for a flight to Christchurch from Auckland. Here's my assumptions - are they correct?
Depart Bethells Beach in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park by 9:30 AM
Drive to Auckland airport is 60 minutes - arrive by 10:30 AM
Return rental car & check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-in 1.5 hours before flight?
Leaving some wiggle room for the above, would one of these flight be better than another?
Jetstar at 12:20 PM – 1:45 PM
Air New Zealad at 1:10 – 2:30 PM