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Air New Zealand - First Class  
User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

I am flying Air New Zealand from LAX - SYD in First Class. Can anyone tell me what their seats/service are like? Do they have fully reclining seats like other airlines? When I called for the reservation they said seating in First was 2-3-2 on a 747-400. This seems strange for First, more like Business Class.

Thanks

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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

This might help:
http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/nz/ontheplane/first_class.htm


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Tony - I have not actually flown in First on NZ, but I had a good look around at the First cabin, when I got shown around the jetbase at AKL last year. The cabin seats 12, and it is 2-2 configuration (2-3-2 is Business Class - perhaps you should check and make sure you have been seated in First, and someone hasn't made a stuff up). Seats recline to pretty much fully flat. I thought they were very comfortable, though I only sat in them for a few minutes. I have found J class service on NZ to be excellent, so I am guessing F class will be equally so. Take a look at http://www.airnz.co.nz/nz/ontheplane/first_class.htm for more information.

I hope you enjoy your flight on Air New Zealand, and your stay in Sydney!

V/F



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User currently offlineRpwgw From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Seats recline to almost flat. It's indiscernable beacuse of the pitch angle of the a/c so inflight is really is flat.

It's a huge cabin with only 12 seats - contrast with some airlines with centre F seats.

Service is excellent and very attentive. NZ needs a revamp to suites to compete on some routes, as this product has been out for about six years I think.

If I had a choice between the UA suits and NZ first I'd be on NZ for the service.


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

Rpwgw - Air New Zealand will be revising their long haul service in the coming years. Rumour has it that First class will be dropped, and an improved business class offering flat seats will be offered.

V/F



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Does NZ have PJ's in F now?

I flew a couple of year ago LAX-AKL/SYD-LAX in F. Wonderful, wonderful flight!



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