Me and my wife are wanting to visit our daughter who works in Auckland and my son who works in Sydney (Australia) having never done long haul I am in need of your expertise.
We are wanting the most direct route (not fussed about staying any length of time in say Dubai or Hong Kong for example) and though we are on a budget, we don't mind spending a bit more if it's value for money. We are looking at travelling out at the end of September 2014 returning 2 or so weeks later, this has some degree of flexibility.
Being 6ft 3in tall I would appreciate a little comfort within the aircraft but my budget will not stretch to the business class seats. We will start the journey via London Heathrow.
Having never flown long haul, we are wanting to enjoy the experience, clearly travelling such a distance has it's problems, jet lag being one of them.
I would appreciate any comments from any experienced members on route suggestions and airline suggestions etc (at the moment Air New Zealand premier economy appeals to us)
Likewise any tips would be most welcome, things to avoid and suggestions that will make the experience more pleasurable would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance.