We were travelling between farms in Tasmania a couple of weeks ago when I received an email telling us a friend was in hospital in Melbourne.
I checked flights on my iPad then called Air New Zealand. Within a few minutes the very helpful woman on the other end of the phone had altered our flights so that instead of the scheduled stop over in Melbourne of only a couple of hours we were able to stay the night.
Another few minutes on the iPad sorted a bed hotel.
How very much easier making and changing travel arrangements are now than it was not so many years ago when even simple domestic travel necessitated at least one visit to a travel agent.
Travel agents still provide good service, particularly for multi-stop trips overseas with different airlines and accommodation.
But simple arrangements and changes can easily be made by computer and mobile phone and I’m grateful for that.