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We help you find the best airline seat for your next trip. All airline seat recommendations are provided by fellow passengers (not airlines!) ... hopefully you will be able to benefit from their recent air travel experiences and find the Best airline seat position.


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Find the best airline seat for your next flight with Air New Zealand. All recommendations and suggestions are provided by your fellow passengers (not the airline!) .... so hopefully you will be able to benefit from their recent air travel experiences with Air New Zealand.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 29th August 2008

Economy : Boeing 777-200er

The best economy seat on this plane is seat 39A or 39K because they are both window seats, located directly in the middle of the wings. The noise here is reduced because of the position of the engines, which are underneath the wing a little back from your seat.  The only problems these seats have is that they are the furthest away from the toilets, and that when the inflight meals come you will be one of the last to get, because the flight attendants come from in front of and behind you, causing you to be right in the middle. This can also be disruptive if you need a flight attendant and someone in front of or behind you does. During night flights the dimmed lighting gives a very modern look, and during night flights the only light is the amazing entertainment systems around the cabin. Overall these are the best seats on this aircraft.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 28th August 2008

Economy : Boeing 777-200er

Seat 24K. Two rows between Business Class and Economy Class. Great Seat with plenty of room to stretch and recline. Great Inflight Entertainment and food. Felt isolated from other two classes even though divided by a curtain.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 12th November 2007

Premium Economy : Boeing 747-400

22 H/K - Exit row seats are the best - upstairs on Premium Economy. If travelling as a couple the twin seats are better and have more legroom than the three together. 23 H/K also had lots of legroom - we're not mega tall but could stretch our legs comfortably even with seat in front reclined.




Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 1st April 2007

Business Class : Boeing 747-400

Rows 1-7 in the nose of the plane, very private feel and only two seats on each side (rows A&K). Enjoyed seat 2k, trying 1k on next trip. Only downside is overhead luggage storage does not start until row 3. Although, with recent restrictions on hand luggage, this is not such a problem.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 24th March 2007

Premium Economy : Boeing 747-400

+1 on the suggestion to grab a PE seat downstairs. 30 A/C felt extremely private, with only 8 seats in the section it has a very cosy feel. Only downside is the bassinet fitted to the (nearby) economy bulkhead. A noisy baby could spoil things very quickly.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 7th March 2007

Premium Economy : Boeing 747-400

Get a premium economy seats on the lower deck, much more legroom than upstairs, new meal service, business class amenity kits and super drinks service. Only down side is that economy passengers are only a curtain away.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip : 7th March 2007

Business Premier : Boeing 747-400

Lower deck - seats 1- 6 - avoid second cabin look like a dormitory. Upper deck OK - at least better toilet/person ratio - should be all business - not the 1/2 business 1/2 premium economy set up.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip

Business Premier : Boeing 747-400

Rows 1-7 in nose. Much quieter and more space as only two seats, one either side. Behind in main business cabin is 4 abreast and can look like a dormitory when everyone is asleep!



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Economy Class : Boeing 747-400

Economy class has a 34" pitch. 46A/J have 3 windows but are near the mid galley. 45A/J have two windows
and are exit rows ie: all the space you could ask for!



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip

Economy Class : Boeing 767-300ER

15J - 15K, 16J - 16K These 4 seats have the same amount of leg room as Business Class. These seats have
extra buttons used for lumbar support, head rest etc etc. Wider & Comfortable. Seat reclines to almost
the same position as J Class seating! These seats were once used as cabin crew rest areas, but now used
for any lucky passengers who request these seats - or are lucky enough to be allocated these by check in
agents.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 767-300: Economy Class

10AB have extra leg space



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip

Boeing 767-300: Business Class

Best Rows 2 or 3 middle seats, both seats have aisle access and in middle of cabin - gives one the
perception of lots of space! Avoid Row 4 (last), you have the baby bassinets attached to the wall behind
- very noisy when used.



Air New Zealand Passenger Seat Tip

ATR 72

If you are a taller passenger then the best seats are 1A to 1E. These seats are located at the very front
of the cabin. The aisle seats in this row are even better! During take-offs and landings you can even
chat to the forward cabin flight attendant as he or she sit opposite facing this row.




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