WEll, having just done the LAX
route on Air NZ
, i can
tell you all its Air NZ
I like Air NZ
for a few reasons.
1 - its usually about $200 cheaper for me
2 - great catering, and the airline has a far more 'british' and 'celtic' feel
about it than Qantas
But fflyer miles aside, your choice comes down to this
1 - do you want PTV...QF
2- do you want more legroom...NZ
3. - better catering... NZ
4 - personal amman pack and goodies ...QF
I have found, this flight doesn't really matter all that much
about PTV's because most of the flight is in darkness and a lot
of it you are sleeping. (plus half the time u've just got 12 channels of
crap vs 1 crap option...i suggest bringing a good book) the Australia - USA flight has a few more
hours of daylight so they're probably more important there.
The quality air nz put into the food is amazing. even the sugar sache
have a green matalic packaging. However, i must say, the staff aren't
does fly much better looking ones, albeit more arrogant
It is disappointing Air NZ
doesn't offer the touches like socks and eyeshades
have. If you pick QF
you certainly won't be dissapoint.
Don't get too excited about the Air NZ
footreats...there only like the one on
the website on the bulkhead/1st row type seats. The others have a small
footreast that falls down from the seat infront. The fact the seat tilts too is very good and does make a difference. QF
have a similar seat, no footrest and no tilting, but almost the same shape etc....almost certainly from the same factory!
If you fly Air NZ
don't forget to steal one of their blankets! really cool!
and also, the colours inside the cabin are really nice...the teal green and blue go well together. Remember, its really a little airline at the end of the day, and it does still have that 'feel' about it.
On a side note, on your way home, allow at least 4 hours for your connection back to continental. I have found there tends to be a few delays on this route....