Experience the Ultimate in Luxury: My Review of Air New Zealand’s 12-Hour Business-Class Flight

The High Cost of Long-Haul Business-Class Flights May Not Be Worth It

As a journalist, I recently had the opportunity to experience Air New Zealand’s luxurious 12-hour business-class flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand. The cost of Air New Zealand’s business-class seats on this route is typically around $6,000, which is quite expensive. While it was definitely the most luxurious flight I have taken, I don’t see myself justifying that expense again in the near future.

For those who are looking for a premium flying experience, first-class and business-class seats are always tempting with their extra space, delicious food and unlimited drinks. However, reality sets in when you consider your budget. That changed for me when I was invited by Air New Zealand in the summer of 2021 to visit their headquarters and experience their newly redesigned cabins. For the flight to Auckland, I was seated in business class for the first time. It was an incredibly glamorous experience, but I knew it was not something I could afford to do often.

The flight itself was exceptional with its comfortable seats and top-notch service from the cabin crew. The food was delectable and there were plenty of options available to satisfy any palate. The drinks were also unlimited and flowed freely throughout the flight. The entertainment system provided a variety of movies and TV shows to keep passengers entertained during their journey. Overall, it was an incredible flying experience that left me feeling refreshed and rejuvenated upon arrival in Auckland.

While it may be tempting to indulge in luxury flights like this one occasionally, it’s important to consider how much they cost and if they justify the expense given your budget constraints. However, for those who can afford them, luxury flights like Air New Zealand’s business-class offering are definitely worth considering as they provide an unforgettable flying experience that makes travel more enjoyable overall

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