Brisbane ito Auckland leg was uneventful, with the two of us the only passengers flying Works Deluxe. Seated directly behind Business Class, we were comfortable, with the guaranteed empty seat between us. Plenty of elbow room for all. Behind us were empty rows, with a handful of works passengers seated near the back of our section on the plane.
We certainly felt Works Deluxe was worthwhile, meals drinks, movies, everything included. Air NZ flight attendants, treated us to business class glasses for our drinks as they felt for us being the only Works Deluxe travellers, plus a row with screens that didn’t work. We were offered alternative seats but being an evening flight, we weren’t particularly concerned. Arriving in Auckland around midnight, we headed across the tarmac to The Novotel, for a brief stopover until our morning flight to Blenheim.
Domestic flights with NZ are different to the International. Here you are offered water, tea coffee and given a biscuit package. Now me personally, I’m not that fussed on the prop planes, so it was lucky that whilst snapping photos, I didn’t check them until we landed. The light retractions on this one were unbelievable, giving the illusion of the propeller bending.
Surprisingly, given the photo above, this flight was relatively smooth, with a bumpy descent into Blenheim the worst part. From the air, you can see the majority of Blenheim. After a week of wine tasting, touring and visiting, we were off to Wellington on the Interisland Ferry. More reviews are on this blog to keep you updated on the details of the places we visited.
Wellington turned on its best windy, wet weather for our flight to Auckland. Very quickly though we ascended into what was a beautiful day. It appeared the dark clouds were low and thin. Some fabulous views were to be enjoyed as we quickly flew up the North Island.
To finish our holiday, we had managed to procure Premium Economy for the flight to Brisbane, have to love Air New Zealand’s sales!
A whole new world here, with big comfortable space seats. Each seat had a pillow, headphones and bottle of water waiting. Again all meals, drinks, and movies were included. Service was to Air NZ’s typical high level, certainly there could be no complaints with friendly, professional flight attendants doing everything they could to make our flight comfortable. Food quality wasn’t too bad for airline food.
Moreton Bay looked stunning as we headed into Brisbane. Thank you Air New Sealand for contributing to making our trip comfortable and enjoyable. If you haven’t travelled Air NZ, give them a try, and, if you want to try those upgrades, keep an eye out for the specials!