Welcome aboard one of the newest aircraft in the skies…. the Boeing 787-9. Air New Zealand is the launch customer of the type and are currently flying it between Auckland and Sydney, soon to be followed by Perth and some Asian destinations.
These Auckland/Sydney runs have been a way for the crew to familiarise themselves with the aircraft before long haul services commence. This video has been filmed in the brand new Premium Economy cabin, this particular seat is different to that found on the B777-300ER, it’s a more typical recliner seat in black leather.
This comprehensive video shows flight NZ104 and includes the boarding, pushback, engine start (great start sound), taxi, takeoff, climb, cruise, meal service, a look at the economy cabin, descent and landing in Auckland.
Please note that whilst I was sitting in Premium Economy, the service is standard Tasman economy. This is because Air New Zealand don’t sell premium economy on short haul sectors, however you can pre-purchase a seat for an additional charge. These seats are also provided to elite frequent flyers and those travelling on the works deluxe or premium economy long haul fares.
There is the ability to purchase food and snacks on the entertainment touch screen and have them delivered, you will see this demonstrated in this video.
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