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User currently offlineF+ Rouge From France, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4289 times:

We are going to do CDG-SIN-SYD with Singapore Airlines and SYD-AKL-PAP-LAX-LHR with Air New Zealand.

How are these two airlines? Which one is better?

Thank you for your opinions.

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User currently offlineF27 From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Would rather be on SQ any day ANZ would be the last airline in the world to travel on.

User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4161 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4250 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.

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Flying-Tiger
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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 4244 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!

Mark


User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 4096 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.



[Edited 2004-05-21 21:50:16]

User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 9 hours ago) and read 4074 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.

*Star



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Starflyer :

You notice the seat pitch issue too!! I hate flying econ on the 747's. The 777 is so much nicer for econ, but F and J I prefer the megatop.

When I took ANZ HNL-AKL-WEL-DUD, and CHC-SYD I was very pleased with their service (less than an hour flight to the south island and a full meal in Econ!!!!).

the flight attendants are not as "attentative" as SQ but they are way better than the US carriers



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

SQ452:
well it was true on your flight but NZ domestic has long dropped bussiness class and no hot meal on board anymore, but great airfare


User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 3997 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).




SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineFlyboy1980 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2003, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 3954 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.

User currently offlineF+ Rouge From France, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3776 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.  Wink/being sarcastic

Thanks again for your impressions.

Regards

F+ Rouge


User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3769 times:

F+Rouge:
c'est pas grave.
honeymoon, good on you, good choice for your destinations, have a good trip


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