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!
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...
Member since 09 May 2011
Total posts 172
Economy - Qantas
Business - Emirates
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
Do you have lounge access?
Unfortunately I am only on Economy. And I am not a Frequent Flyer so I guess I am not getting into any lounge.
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.
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.
The 787 doesn't operate between Melbourne and Auckland
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.
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.
Thanks everyone for your help!
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.
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