Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4137 posts, RR: 38 Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
Have flown AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-SIN, AKL-SIN, SIN-KUL-SIN with SQ, and SIN-AKL, WlG-AKL, AKL-SYD, BNE-AKL, CHC-DND with NZ, all within the last 10 months.
In general terms: I prefer NZ, overall service seems to be more professional than on SQ, the NZ cabins are more spacious than anything I´ve experienced on SQ. IFE depends on what you like, I´m not such a big fan of PTVs, thus the entertainment NZ offers is just fine, otherwise: books are a fairly good alternative, too.
Worldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3511 times:
This is not going to help you much with mine being only the second post, but I would prefer NZ anyday over SQ.
Have not been on the 747 with SQ, but was not impressed with comfort on the 777.
On the other hand, the 767's and 737's on NZ I used were very comfortable. And the 747-400's give you even more room.
Both carriers offer excellent standard of on-board care, but if personal space is more important to you than IFE, no competition - NZ all the way!
Chinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3363 times:
did u mean AKL-PPT-LAX-LHR? i guess SQ/NZ would eventually work out cheaper. on CDG-AKL route, another good option is EK, you can choose stop or not in SIN as well. but SQ is great as well, i usually stick on to it when i can't fly EK. Between SIN/AKL, if not EK, could be either SQ/NZ. they code share on the route. SQ 281/282 B777 service, not daily, morning arrival/departure in AKL, SQ285/286, daily B744, late morning arrival, afternoon departure in AKL, NZ 23/24 B763ER daily service, scheduled time around SQ 285/286, takes longer in the sky, has a code share flight number SQ6881/6882. SQ flights have PTV, NZ don't. NZ's Y class seat pitch is much bigger. NZ FAs are among the most friendly, great impresssion for new zealand. For AKL-PPT-LAX-LHR, not many choices really, fly NZ all the way is the simplest(744/767), AKL-PPT-LAX can be flown on TN(air tahiti nui).great service. FAs as friendly as NZ's. PTV, A340 all the way through, then fly NZ or what ever airline you like to LHR. TN continues on to CDG however which might even be better for u.
StarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3341 times:
Dear F+ Rouge,
I have done extensive travelling on both airlines. I would rank both of them amongst the best in Star Alliance. Your trip should be an excellent one.
Am I right to assume you will be travelling in Economy Class?
As pointed out before, Singapore's seat pitch is a bit tighter, especially on the 747-400, while the 777s have a bit more space. Obviously on SQ you will have a PTV and on-demand music and videos, printed menus, snacks in the galley throughout the flight and you can always request instant noodles should you become hungry between meals. The drink selection is also good.
Air New Zealand, on the other hand, probably has the warmer, 'kiwi-style' service and more seat pitch, 34" on the 747-400 you will be using between Los Angeles and London, and 32"-33" on the 767-300 which will operated your other flights. The movie selection is usually not particularly good, but there's really music channels. Particularly I enjoy "The Blue Room".
Well, once again, have a great trip, surely this will be a memorable one judging by the routing.
SQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1063 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3264 times:
darn, and what was great was the entire leg (AKL-WEL-DUD) our 737-200 was fishtailing the whole way down with the wind. It was great!!! (and then the landing gear had problems going down while landing in Dunedin). some guy came back and ripped open the floor right next to me and stuck his hand down to fix it (i kid you not).
Flyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
SQ452 - sounds like they were unsure that the gear had extended and wanted to take a look through the access panel. An occurance that I am sure is not particular to NZ only (as your post insinuates). NZ no longer has 732s and also no longer serves meals on domestic flights.
F+ Rouge From France, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
Thank you for your answers.
@ Chinaeastern: Of course, I meant PPT, not PAP. Shame on me, should have looked it up.
@ Starflyer: Yes, it will be in Y-class. I hesitated to take C-Class as I am used to it with my F+ Rouge Status with AF, but it would have been another 3.000 € each for me and my wife. And - up to now - even in C-class I have never managed to sleep.
It surely will be memorable, not only due to the routing, but also because it will be our Honeymoon.