After trying out the Air New Zealand long-haul business class product from San Francisco to Auckland and being suitably impressed, I was looking forward to flying back to the US but this time it would be to Los Angeles International Airport instead. It ended up being a similarly excellent experience overall.
By the time I had taken some photos, the flight would fill up quite quickly and it ended up a full cabin with a busy crew.
There were two toddlers next to me on this overnight flight but they weren’t as loud as I feared. The wide herringbone design seat was just as comfortable as last time and the entertainment system was as expected.
For supper, I chose the smoked fish with roasted beets to start and the antipasto platter for my main course, which featured warmed falafels, dolmades, feta cheese, olives and hummus. It was all very tasty.
There was massive turbulence at the equator which didn’t last long but forced us to turn 270 degrees to the south before continuing northeast. Soon after, I had my bed made up and settled down to sleep off the lovely food.
I slept well and enjoyed breakfast before landing. I had a smoothie and the oat and cinnamon waffles that came with a plum and cinnamon compote, vanilla yogurt and vanilla syrup.
All in all, this was a great flight, with excellent service, good food, and a comfy seat. It’s a solid product and one I hope to use again.