Air New Zealand Flex is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report.
After last minute success booking a flight to Wellington, I needed a flight to Blenheim, the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world. The cheapest flight was $75 but had a long layover. The best flight was $118 with the shortest layover. I went to book the $75 flight and was given an option to pay $13 more for the right to change my flight time on the day of my flight.
Assuming the better flight was not sold out, I don’t understand why someone would pay $118 for a flight that could cost $88. As it turned out, the flight was empty and I was able to fly to Blenheim earlier while saving money.