Experiencing Luxury: A Journalist’s Review of Air New Zealand’s Business Class Flight from Los Angeles to Auckland

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

Experiencing Luxury: A Journalist’s Review of Air New Zealand’s Business Class Flight from Los Angeles to Auckland

As a journalist, I recently had the opportunity to experience a 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. However, as someone who always looks at first-class and business-class seats when booking a flight, I couldn’t resist the temptation to try it out for myself.

While it was definitely the most luxurious flight I have taken, I don’t see myself justifying that expense again in the near future. The extra space, delicious food, and unlimited drinks were incredibly tempting but ultimately not worth the high price tag. As someone who values affordability and practicality in travel, I would much rather stick to economy class or look into alternative options such as budget airlines or hostels.

That being said, my recent experience with Air New Zealand was truly remarkable. When invited by the airline to visit their headquarters and experience their newly redesigned cabins in the summer of 2021, I was seated in business class for the first time. It was an incredibly glamorous experience that made me feel like royalty. From the moment we boarded the plane, we were greeted by friendly cabin crew who welcomed us warmly and made sure our every need was met throughout the journey.

The seat itself was spacious and comfortable with plenty of legroom and ample storage space for luggage. We were also treated to a delicious meal prepared by top chefs using fresh ingredients sourced locally in New Zealand. The wine list was impressive with a wide range of options to choose from including some of New Zealand’s finest exports such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. And let’s not forget about dessert – it was absolutely divine!

Overall, my experience with Air New Zealand’s business class on this route was an unforgettable one that left me feeling pampered and indulged. While it may be out of my budget in the future, if given the opportunity again, I would definitely consider splurging on a luxury flight like this one for special occasions or once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as visiting faraway destinations like Auckland, New Zealand.

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