Things You Need to Know When Flying to Auckland with Air New Zealand
For LOTR and Hobbit fans, you must be delighted to know that Air New Zealand’s new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner now operates the airline’s services between Singapore and Auckland! So you have got an extra flight everyday to choose from flying you directly to the beautiful New Zealand in approximately 8 hours.
It is fitted with Air New Zealand’s award-winning inflight products, giving you a chance to experience the airline’s unique brand of Kiwi hospitality from the moment you stepped onto the plane. The crew onboard makes one feel right at home with their genuine smile and pleasant service, nothing pretentious just 100% hospitality making sure guests are comfortable and happy. Thanks to Air New Zealand, I got to experience all these first hand and I must say, it’s one of the best flight ever for me.
Premium Economy Seats
Though the Business Premier lie-flat beds look super tempting and comfortable; and I very much dreamed to fly seated on one of them one day, our Premium Economy seats were pretty comfortable too. The seats were spacious where I even got to sit cross-legged while enjoying the inflight movies on air. The seat is fitted with comfortably cushioned leather seats that reclines with extendable foot rest. I’m standing at 1.7m and was able to fully stretched out in my seats during the flight.
Inflight Entertainment System
The Dreamliner boasts an innovative touch screen inflight entertainment system with over 2,000 hours of content including the latest movies, box sets, games and music. There is also s feature call “Seat Chat”, where you get to send instant messages to your friends and family seated in another row; or just you can try connecting with that cute gal/guy you saw while boarding. If you do not want to be disturbed, you can also switch “Seat Chat” off. In addition, you can also order your own food and beverage or send a message to the crew directly from the inflight entertainment screen.
If you’re flying with your kids, you will be happy to know that there are many kids friendly entertainment too. There won’t be any need for your iPads or tablets to occupy them. They will be spoilt for choices with the many selection on their very own touch screen inflight entertainment system. You can even child proof the system so they won’t start tapping on movies that’s not suitable for them or place an order from their inflight shopping selection.
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It was quite a tummy-happy experience in their Premium Economy class where the food served was satisfying and warm. During my flight to Auckland from Singapore I got to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and 3-course lunch, and on the way back to Singapore, a 3-course dinner and filling breakfast just before we touched down in Singapore. Travelers get to pick from their selection of food, New Zealand wine and the usual beverages.
Family Traveling with Kids
An 8-hour long flight could be tiresome for families with young kids, and as parents, we always want to make sure the kids are comfortable and at ease for long haul flights. Air New Zealand’s Dreamliner flight gives passengers an option to Fly Happy with their Skycouch seats. The Skycouch is a row of three Economy seats that together create a flexible space for whatever you want it to be – an area to relax and stretch out in, or for the kids to use as a play area or to nap with the parent next to it. It’s like having your very own couch on the plane! See how it works here.
Book your flight to New Zealand with Air New Zealand and Fly Happy always!