Air NZ Business Class Review
“Good evening, Miss Kohn. What can I get you to drink?”
I already like the sound of Air New Zealand Business Premier Class.
Mr. LML and I are travelling to San Francisco with Air New Zealand and I have been upgraded to Business Class. Sadly, Mr. LML didn’t make the cut, but he has very graciously allowed me to take one for the team and sit up front.
My experience begins with a glass of Mumm champagne, which I get to sip while the Economy Class passengers walk past and navigate their way to their seats (and I imitate the Queen with an obnoxious wave).
After I get acquainted with my seat and surrounds, I notice the complimentary toiletries that are perched on my footrest. The toothbrush, moisturiser, socks, and eye mask will definitely help me enjoy a comfortable, restful trip.
After we take off a steward asks what I would like to order as a pre-dinner drink. I request red wine and he brings me a glass of delicious Waipara pinot noir (which remains full all night) accompanied by a plate of nuts and olives to nibble on while I watch my in-flight movie, Hitchcock.
When dinner arrives, the stewardess pops out my table and covers it with a white tablecloth. Ooh-la-la! My three-course Signature Chef meal consists of an entrée of prosciutto, mozzarella, and figs with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, a main of roast chicken with chorizo mashed potatoes, and a cheese plate to finish up. I wash it all down with more pinot, because why not?
After the movie I watch Orange is the New Black and finish the episode with a cup of tea and after-dinner mint before laying out my flat bed for the night (just when I thought Business Class couldn’t get any better!). The bed is completely flat and comes with a mattress, blanket, and two pillows – and, of course, it’s super comfy. With my eye mask on I don’t even notice that we’re on a plane.
After a great sleep and a quick freshen up, our breakfast is served. We‘re given quite a few options, of which I choose corn fritters with bacon and avocado and a cup of black tea. It’s as if I’m in a café.
I’ve actually forgotten that we’re in the air when an announcement over the speakers tells us to prepare for landing. My disappointment is obvious; it’s the first time I’ve flown Business and I could definitely get used to it. For the exceptional service, restaurant-quality meals, great wine (with a wine menu to peruse!), in-flight entertainment, and a comfortable, flat bed, I think I might just need to fly Business from now on.
Now to tell Mr. LML all about it…
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