Air New Zealand Business - Melbourne to Auckland B777-200ER
I recently took a flight on Air New Zealand business class. This trip pre-dates my recent Europe adventure but I had not got around to uploading the pictures. So here is a quick review.
AIRCRAFT: Boeing 777-200ER
ROUTE: Melbourne to Auckland
|the Air New Zealand herringbone configuration in business class|
|Melbourne's south east suburbs|
|Climbing out and heading to Auckland|
|inflight entertainment screen|
|lunch service commencing|
It was then time for the salmon starter. I drank a terrific New Zealand sauvignon blanc accompanied with a bottle of perrier sparkling water. Presentation was very good as I have come to expect with NZ. The bread basket was also on offer and olive oil was offered in addition to the butter which was already on the table.
I had the braised New Zealand lamb shank for the main course and it was very tasty!
Throughout the meal the crew were circling around the cabin offering passengers top up's on their wines. After the lamb it was time for dessert, which was ice cream. A nice sweet dessert wine was also on offer. I always find wines on Air New Zealand to be excellent.
Next up, a fruit and cheese plate:
And finally, coffee with chocolate and express arrival cards handed out.
Considering the flight time of approximately 3 hours the meal service is extensive and very filling. But the crew are very efficient so I had time for a much needed 1 hour sleep on the fully flat bed before landing in Auckland. The seat on Air New Zealand flips over backwards to create the bed so you must stand up to convert it. But once it is done, it is extremely comfortable!
|approach to Auckland|