I recently took the Air NZ 787 Business class from Perth To Auckland.

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willvill

Member since 17 May 2012

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I recently took the Air NZ 787 Business class from Perth To Auckland. I am wondering if there are any others who have flown in Business on that Air NZ configuration and your thoughts? I wasn't impressed at all.

devilish

Member since 06 Jan 2015

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More of a question back at ya, I'm flying return perth-auck in a few months in prem econ on the dreamliner. If you got the chance to see that cabin or hear feedback from other passengers what did you think of the prem econ?

willvill

Member since 17 May 2012

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I was in 6A Business so the Premium Economy was right behind me. If I had the choice again I would have taken the conventionl and wide seat in Premium Econ. Its a small enclosed cabin and provides something Business Class does not, privacy. From my seat I could see eveyone on the flight in Business class, what they ate, what they watched etc.. None of that in Premium Economy......and to add insult to injury, Premium Economy got off first in AKL>..

devilish

Member since 06 Jan 2015

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Oh wow, thanks for that though

FrequentFlyer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2012

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Really? I took NZ176 a few weeks ago in Bus and thought it was great! In terms of privacy, if you're seated on the right in J or K it does have a much more open feel (which i actually prefer) but the A seats are much more private. The service, entertainment and all were very good too imo 

brobro

Member since 02 Jan 2013

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Ive flown PE on ZK-NZE 3 times already. In terms of PE the product is fantastic. I was able to sample Business for a short time and it just didnt feel right to me, especially with the herringbone layout. I prefer more the conventional PE product.

GregXL

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 May 2014

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Your view of herringbone layout seems to be shared by Qantas.  A380 F went part way there, but the seats rotate to straight ahead for take off and landing.  A330 new business suits also straight ahead orientation.  Perhaps this helps the case for recline-on-take off, which I think will be big selling point.

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

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I have taken the JQ 787 in economy... like the quietness of the engines, and the faster (it seems to me takeoff).

Is herringbone the angled seats facing towards the aisle?

I have a J in NZs 777.300 or was it 777.200 going SYD to AKL in a few weeks.  Those too are herring bone, if its meaning seat layout in J.

Not good for views out the window I guess, those herring bone layout.

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

Air Newzealand and Virgin Atlantic are  two international airlines still using the coffin seats in business class,cathy pacific was using them befor  getting out off them. I love flying Air NZ but hate their coffin seats,so I give preference to other airlines when flying to N Z or the USA

versican

Member since 01 Jun 2013

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I flew J on ZK-NZF SYD-AKL when it first joined the fleet a few months back. Seated @ 3A, I loved the feeling that I was in my own little world with noone (I can see) next to or opposite me. I absolutely resent and refuse to sit right next to a stranger on a long haul flight.  Since I always travel alone, it's either I go F/J or go psycho.  Row A on Air NZ Dreamliner J is the best possible set-up for me: love the fact I don't have to accidentally look into someone's feet across the aisle (as in any other aisle-facing herringbone) or to have their hairy elbow touching me (as what I imagine would happen in any other seats without a proper cocoon). 

I've never been a big fan of PE-one time I flew AirNZ J on the upper deck of a 747-400 (RIP), where J is immediately followed by PE.  As I walked from the bathroom back to my seat, seeing PE passangers sitting/sleeping awkwardly in their recliners-I felt like Dante in Inferno and thought to myself as I tucked myself in that comfortable full-flat "never, ever"

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