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I am planning a holiday to new zealand but am unsure which airline to use. Can any one please help me.

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Air New Zealand and Qantas are both good services. We have used both and got great service.

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Hi there We are flying out with Air NZ.We used them last year to fly from London to LA and found the service good and attendants very friendly.Economy seats have 34" pitch and premium economy has 40".There are flat beds in business premier. I understand that their premium cabin has been so successful that they are now looking at ways to increase these seats on planes.If you do choose to fly with them,you can now go via Hong Kong and avoid LA if you wish.This service starts this month.

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AIR NZ is a very good service, and as of recently you can fly via Hong Kong rather than LA. I would recommend this as Hong Kong airport is a great place to spend a few hours, whereas LA is awful !!!

The only advantage of flying via LA is that you get a larger luggage allowance.

Other airlines that fly via Asia and are good value, are Cathay (via HK), Singapore & Malaysian.

The other option that many people are going for, and everyone raves about, is Emirates.

This goes via Dubai, Singapore & Sydney I think - so the only disadvantage on Emirates is that you have more stopovers (or you may consider that an advantage !!). Their service is supposed to be excellent.

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IMO Singapore are the best, followed by AirNZ then Emirates. Our last two o/ses trips have been with Emirates & Singapore. Yes Emirates is fine but they do have those 2 stop-overs after Dubai (the other combination was Dubai-Bangkok-Brisbane-Auck) but both of these makes for a very long trip. Singapore have the better entertainment system- you can choose when and what dvd you watch, with Emirates they have a large selection but they run at certain times so if you miss the start you have to wait for the next sector (if it's running on that one). In economy, Singapore had the better leg room and more comfortabler seats, overall they were bigger planes.

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Thank you for the crew at Air New Zealand for a wonderful, clean and comfortable plane ride to and from Sydney and the States!

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