Direct flights to NZ starting November 2018!


" Taiwan - New Zealand Economy Class

The singular flight is beyond imagination. New Zealand Airlines’ direct flight from New Zealand to New Zealand officially opened on November 1st …" Google translation.


Yeah… about 1.5 month too late for my honeymoon…

Though NZ is totally awesome.







When can we expect wee @hansioux persons?


Best tasting economy meal I’ve ever had on any airline was on Air NZ to Auckland from HK over a decade ago. The wife and I still talk about it whenever we come upon inedible stuff on most other airlines.


Air NZ Premium Economy has apparently won some awards. Looks like a nice way to fly!

According to a media release, here are some of the flight details. This won’t be daily service (“up to five times a week”), so it appears they are targeting leisure travellers here, not business people:

Air New Zealand’s Auckland - Taipei schedule from 1 November 2018 is as follows:

Flight Number Departs Arrives Aircraft type
NZ77 Auckland 10:35am Taipei 4:50pm Boeing 787-9
NZ78 Taipei 6:30pm Auckland 10:20am+1 Boeing 787-9