Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
My friend received an email from Air New Zealand said that her flight from AKL to LAX in October is now operated by dry leased EVA Air 777-300ER.
I've flown EVA Air twice before, and if you are on one of selected NZ5/6 operated by EVA Air hardware, here's the seat summary:
Premium Economy: same seat bone, different seat cover.
Economy: 3-4-3 31" pitch to 3-3-3 33" pitch, I didn't fly, but that definitely sounds better. NO Skycouch available.
IFE should be the usual Air NZ system, but I'm unsure if EVA Air's onboard wifi will be turned on and for purchase.
If you expect getting a Rimowa amenity kit, Krug or Veuve La Grande Dame served on your flight (no joke, those were standard amenities on EVA Air business), you'll be disappointed, crew, amenity, food and drinks will be the usual Air NZ standards.
Double check your inbox to see if Air NZ send you an email notice about the change.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
FYI it's not just NZ5/6 to see the EVA aircraft. Over the last few weeks, it's made a couple of trips to Sydney and will also make some trips to Hawaii. All this is because of the 787 engine issues which will probably cause NZ problems for the next 12 months (the EVA aircraft is staying until at least March next year). Currently, the IFE is the standard EVA version but they're apparently working on changing that to the Air NZ system sometime in the next month.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Not to mention the noise from those SIA 777-200's, deafening.
Member since 13 Feb 2018
Total posts 6
The SQ777 operated by NZ is a newer fit-out aircraft to that that operated on the WLG-MEL-SIN and (occasionally) the BNE to SIN route. The NZ aircraft has the 2006 J upgrade which means the same seat as most of their A380 aircraft have. Economy is the same on both.
It's also worth mentioning the Eva (and SQ) 777 schedules are on the Air NZ website and these are regularly updated.
Member since 06 Jan 2019
Total posts 1
We flew on EVA air on a “Air NZ” flight from Auckland to Honolulu. We paid Premium Economy and got below par seats and service. The plane was old and the seats were worst then regular economy seats on Air NZ regular international plane. Because we booked via a travel agent we were never notified of the change and it was a shocking let down on the trip we had such high expectations. Have tr
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Selected NZ5/6 AKL-LAX from October 2018 now scheduled to be operated by EVA Air 777
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