[quote=“dolph”]I have the choice of flying back to England via HK with either Quantas or Air New Zealand. The price for both tickets is roughly the same, so all I have to do is just choose one. Has anybody flown on both airlines? Which one would be “better” for a long-haul flight?
I know all airlines are pretty much the same, but I was wondering if there is some small detail that might make one more enjoyable than the other. Adventurous cuisine, for example, or no rolling of the eyes when I order my seventh gin and tonic.
I haven’t flown Quantas, but I did that same Air New Zealand route a few months ago. It was good.
They have interactive TVs in the backs of the seats in front, and you can choose what you want to watch and when you want to watch it. I watched six episodes of Top Gear straight through. I know another guy who watched all three Lord of the Rings films back to back. You might choose to mix it up a bit with some music, some games, and some travel info.
They’re really keen on promoting the New Zealand wines, too. They had two reds and two whites. If you seem interested in wine, I think they’ll give you a glass of each one, though probably not all right at the same time.
Definitely the best long-haul flight I’ve had so far.