Flying Melbourne to Auckland: which airline should I choose?

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RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Hi there! I will be flying from Melbourne to Auckland later this year and wondering what airline, I recently went there on Emirates and this time looking to try another airline. Please help and many thanks!

domesticgoddess

NZ Elite

Member since 03 Jul 2014

Total posts 65

What time of day are you looking to fly, and in what class (Economy, Business etc)?

I find Emirates one of the best options for flying Trans-Tasman, but if you're looking for another airline I really like the Air NZ 777 Business Class lie-flat seat. Less good if you're stuck back in Economy, in which case i'd probably go for Qantas or stick with Emirates. Also depends how much you want to pay...

aklrunway

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 172

Economy - Qantas

Business - Emirates

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Rishi,

Do you have lounge access?

RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Unfortunately I am only on Economy. And I am not a Frequent Flyer so I guess I am not getting into any lounge.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

I would fly Air NZ then.

I think they're quite good for the bog standard traveller. The inflight entertainment is superior and the food is not too bad.

I believe the timing and frequency of their flights are also a tad more desirable.

rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 94

I last flew to NZ with Air NZ on the 787 (in economy) and thought it was a great flight. Very comfortable seat, great entertainment options and decent food. I wouldn't hesitate to fly them again.

aklrunway

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2011

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The 787 doesn't operate between Melbourne and Auckland

Ryan K

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 May 2013

Total posts 114

Personally, if choosing between Qantas and Emirates economy, I'd choose Emirates. You'll get the Airbus A380, as opposed to the single aisle Boeing 737 on Qantas's subsiduary, Jet Connect. Avoid the Air NZ 777 in economy, 10 abreast is a squeeze. Seat width on VA 737's and JQ's A320's isn't much better.

jonno88

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 27 Jan 2015

Total posts 25

For economy, Air NZ is by far the best offering. I have flown many times in both their A320, 777-300, 777-200 and 767 and all have been fantastic.

RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

Thanks everyone for your help! 

Merc25

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Jun 2013

Total posts 317

If flying in economy Air New Zealand is the best .purchase the works delux ticket get lounge entry and priority check in.

RaptorNation158

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Aug 2014

Total posts 186

thx man

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