I recently came back from my second trip to marvelous Middle Earth, and I just wanted to comment on how much I loved not only the great drives through it, but also the flights over it. I’ll have a full trip report out soon about my trip, but I just wanted to comment on how I have a rather irrational affinity for Air New Zealand’s domestic flights:
It’s not just because they have cookie time cookies on board (fyi: you should save and heat it up later before eating it)
They have some of the most unique inflight safety videos of any airline:
I guess they couldn’t get Morgan Freeman to do it 🙂
They have lovely trivia questions playing on the overhead screens whereas other airlines just bore you with ads or some movie you’ve already watched (photo credit:CHRONICLE KAI):
The above average seat pitch (JetStar has only 29 inches), non-slimline seating, and snack service even on 1.5 hour flights across this not so large nation:
And of course there is absolutely gorgeous scenery you can see out the window:
Out of Queenstown (going to Auckland):
Out of Christchurch (going to Melbourne) – not specific to Air New Zealand, but you are more likely to see it on one of their flights.
Arriving in Christchurch (from Auckland):
I’ve never tried Air New Zealand’s long haul flights, but I absolutely love their domestic and even Trans-Tasmanian services.
How do you guys feel about Air New Zealand?