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8.4
Air New Zealand
Overall score based on 2,842 reviews
8.6
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.9
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.1
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Waited 55 minutes for baggage claim in Auckland. No reason given. I expect better service from Air New Zealand even though I understand the baggage handler’s are different group"

Pros: "The food we were served was of excellent quality which is so unusual when it comes to airline meals, crew and service was great as well. Obviously Air NewZealand have a far better understanding of what there customer base require compared to their competitors"
Cons: "Could not fault anything"

Cons: "Very nice services"

Pros: "Free WiFi - was great and fast"

Pros: "The plane was great!"

Pros: "As I was in premium economy it was of course amazing, however it was a very packed premium compared to my previous experience so wasn’t as comfortable but still amazing."
Cons: "The selection of movies currently was a bit lacking."

Cons: "Perfect flight. Delicious meals. Great crew."

Pros: "Safety"
Cons: "The flight was not on time There was no food on the plane for us even though we paid “full service carrier” price There were very few free movies!!! This is horrible. We wished we’d flown with Jetstar - lack of everything like with air New Zealand but at least the price would be much lower!"

Pros: "The crew were very welcoming and made you feel special. The food was great! The burger was tremendous! The films very up to date."
Cons: "The seat is comfortable but doesnt recline enough, I dont like the fact that you need to flip the seat to get it flat, when is it flat its rock hard! Good on AirNZ for providing the foam mattress topper it helps. ButOnce its flat you cant really watch TV."

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Staff were always happy and friendly"

Pros: "Pinot noir"
Cons: "No temp control, a little stuffy"

Cons: "Our family nearly missed the trip due to delayed from Melbourne"

Pros: "trivia was fun"

Pros: "Inflight service and all round experience with Air New Zealand was excellent"
Cons: "Aircraft cabin way too hot on both jouneys"

Pros: "Please read notes above -"

Pros: "So good! Food was excellent, entertainment system is fantastic! All good here!"
Cons: "There wasn’t a thing I disliked"

Pros: "Pleasant staff"
Cons: "A few more beverage options, juices perhaps."

Pros: "this is Second times to use Air NZ to go to LA. before flight, they found technical problem, but ok .. nothing happen . Ground saffs helped us before on board . hope to use again ."
Cons: "generally nothing"

Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Was a little more leg room... makes all the difference"
Cons: "Was pretfy much Ok"

Pros: "Suggest boarding with electronic board !"

Cons: "Having to pay for aisle seats. Constantly having to ask for more toilet roll. Forced to have non vegetarian food!"

Cons: "Friendly and efficient"

Pros: "I was feeling motion sick and several flight attendants went out of their way to help me feel better. I wish I knew their names as I would specifically mention them, but I really appreciate everything they did for me during that time."
Cons: "Allow passengers to choose if they want a vegetarian meal."

Pros: "Efficient"
Cons: "Check In Issues related to code share flight"

Pros: "Friendly crew, timely response, food was nice"

Pros: "The customer service is stellar, the planes comfortable. I will fly with them again in the future."

Pros: "Friendly, polite helpful"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Awesome customer service, I was impressed."

Cons: "Not enough room"

Pros: "On-time flights."

Cons: "Delayed by 45 minutes"

Cons: "Long distance from arrival gate to departure gate"

Pros: "Cabin attendants kind, friendly"

Pros: "Good lleg room in the aircraft. Friendly service."

Cons: "Temperature on the plane kept shifting from freezing cold to too hot."

Cons: "It was unpleasantly cold in the cabin, blowing cold wind at it could not be better"

Pros: "The capitan spoke and explain that was perfect taking into account that was a cloudy day."

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Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Lack of leg room"

Pros: "The service and entertainment. And blankets to keep you warm because it does get cold on the plane."
Cons: "Small seats, no room."

Pros: "The vegetarian meals were delicious. Thanks."

Pros: "Smoothe flight"
Cons: "1/2 hour late to depart"

Pros: "On time service and the captain was good with updates"
Cons: "Everything was fine. Nothing stands out as great or bad."

Pros: "In general very good. Everyone was nice and polite.h"
Cons: "The plane temperature was a little too cold."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing I didn't like!"

Pros: "On-time, Service, flight & Behavior, conduct."

Pros: "Great flight crew"
Cons: "Nothing, everything just right"

Pros: "I liked the food and the supplies given for the long trip, blanket, eye cover, toothbrush, etc."
Cons: "More comfortable seats"

Pros: "No"
Cons: "Seat was not comfortable. Push back was not working"

Pros: "Every aspect of travel was excellent, boarding, flight, crew services"
Cons: "None."

Pros: "The staff worked hard but it must have been impossible to satisfy everyone"
Cons: "Too many and too crammed seats. Too narrow aisles. You wont even allow seat allocation to loyal customers reserving months in advance. Greed must be intoxicating! Time to look for a fairer airline who appreciate and care for their customers."

Cons: "I was overcharged for the fare. I was shown a fare for $627 n got charged $688.00. why?"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "On each of my meals served the food was cold, and was actually ice cold in some places, some of the food served was inedible it was so bad. on a 16 hour flight the crew was mostly absent. Not once did they offer me s glass of water other than the little cups that came with the meal, nor did they come through the cabin to pick up trash. By the end of the flight the waste paper places in the bathrooms were overflowing at least in the bathroom I used."

Pros: "Emirates crew knows how to manage the kids well and they have the right menu for kids, right entertainment"
Cons: "everything was mostly fine"

Pros: "Every things"

Cons: "Crew was rude."

Pros: "Spacious for the kid to walk"
Cons: "For this flight boarding was smooth as my previous flight was late and an Emirates employee ran us through security and to this flight on time. For the people reading this review who might think my kid would have been messy or cranky on the flight so we were treated this way, that was not the case, she not even cried once or made a mess. Same as my previous flight with crew, Crew were so late in responses, my wife actually walked to their place 2 times to get milk for the baby. Also she was not served food at all when they served breakfast. We requested Hindu meal and I was served hindu meal and she was missed and when they served lunch she was told she has not requested prior to the flight and can only be served a regular meal, which she gladly accepted. Kid was not served any food again, so we gave her solid from our meal. When we requested some food for the baby she was given a banana baby food(Kid did not even eat it). Taste of the food was edible(Not great). Overall do not fly emirates with a kid"

Pros: "The crew and my fruit platter."
Cons: "So many screaming babies. So many passsengers wanting a few upgrade. And a sick passenger that had to deplane resulting in delayed take off. The crew were saints- composed, polite, and embodied team spirit. So many screaming babies."

Pros: "Food, entertainment choices"
Cons: "Despite premium price, seat selection was not available unless you pay extra; Family of 4 dispersed and given only middle seats except one aisle seat; But that seat couldn't recline. Complained and asked how A380 seat with 16+ hour flight wasn't reported earlier. Crew admitted there's a log about seat 63C (EK215 DXB-LAX Jan 7) but Airline chose to ignore it! Crew was apologetic but was offering me free drink (almost seemed like bribe). One of the checked bags torn when we collected it at LAX; Overall, pretty bad but most annoying is the fact that they nickel & dime for seat position and lot of families were spread all over (not just mine)."

Cons: "Too cramped in economy. Food good, staff helpful."

Pros: "No wonder Emirates is one of the best airlines in the world!"

Pros: "The service, the food and the comfort, as well as the entertainment are the best."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "The service was excellent and the crew tried to keep everyone comfortable. Food was good and great selection when it comes to entertainment."

Pros: "Food is terrible. Not what it used to be. Don't keep the bathrooms clean as they used to. Service just isn't as great as it used to be sadly. Entertainment is great tho!"

Cons: "Broke my bags."

Cons: "Wheel chair travellers not comfortable as they didnt find help and also have to wait for long time to get their turn"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "- almost nothing - They arranged vegetarian food on demand."
Cons: "- Repetitive food - No one turned up when called for assistance. - late service"

Cons: "Food"

Pros: "Not many passengers got to spread out"

Pros: "I was fully satisfied"
Cons: "Onboard upgrades for one way was too expensive"

Pros: "Everyone was super friendly. I enjoyed that the plane was empty that we could all change our seats to be more comfortable."
Cons: "The walking to board my connecting flight was overwhelming, a lot of walking. Also, I understand the food isn't from a 5 star restaurant but the lamb I ate was over cooked and felt very rubbery. As the crew members went around aking if you want Tea or Coffee, I said I wanted coffee. The coffee was cold so I couldn't even drink it, i know I can ask for another one but I felt so disappointed that I'd rather have nothing. My monitor had lots of weird lines on them as the colors were so off on some areas and good on other areas."

Pros: "I like the legroom on Emirates."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."

Pros: "Inflight service was good."
Cons: "Boarding was really poor. It need to be systematic. Lot of confusion and announcement was hard to hear."

Cons: "the baby crying next to us crying thrugh much of the flight. We're still exhausted from not being able to sleep well during the flight."

Pros: "Comfortable and well cared for during the flight"
Cons: "Wheelchair help in Dubai is horrible. They need a disabled or aged person on their staff to understand our problems Too many carriage changes and unnecessary location changes. We do not need a guide to understand where to go and lead us along. We need physical help."

Pros: "Very good services by Emirates, flight was on time, leg room between seats was sufficient, meals were good and staff behavior was good"

Pros: "Wide selection of movies, TV shows and other entertainment. Food was decent. Crew was attentive enough."
Cons: "They did not have special meals that I ordered but the crew tried their best to make it up. But they had the same collection of movies both ways. My return flight was a month later. Entertainment set of was pretty good on their Boeing 777-300Er flight, but average on the A380-800. The 16 hour flight will not be pleasant for most. Why the toilets are so compact? I would pay extra for bit more room. This is a problem with all airlines. They allowed me to take a laptop and a hand baggage in LAX but forced me to check in the hand bag in Dubai. They pick random passengers for this. Irritating."

Cons: "1. I had put in a request for vegetarian meals, but my request was ignored. At meal time, I was given a choice between chicken and lamb. I again asked for vegetarian, and was told they didn't have any. The white guy in the next row asked for the same, and it magically appeared. The attendant noticed my shocked stare and then gave me a veggie meal too. 2. On a 16 hour flight, our tv screens didn't work. None of the attendants even came by to check, even after repeatedl requests. 3. My 6 and 9 year old kids would like to know why they didn't get any of the courtesy toys/coloring books that were given to other similar age kids. I don't want to tell them it was due to their skin color. 4. Even a request for water turned into a tug of war after we had waited for almost 20 minutes. I finally poured it out myself."

Cons: "The screen blacked out mid flight (on a 16 hr long flight!) and there was nothing anyone really tried to do to fix it except 'reset' which did nothing. Unfortunate this happened when the flight was so long."

Pros: "The best economy seating out there. Emirates still makes you feel like a person even though you are in economy. Unlike other airlines Emirates flight crew treats you very well, they are polite, the food is good and the seating is very comfortable. It makes a 16 hour flight pleasureable. Thank you Emirates!!!"

Pros: "The entertainment and staff were unsurpassed. The food was better than industry standards."
Cons: "The seat was terribly uncomfortable. The seat bottom has a ridge that digs into your rear. This was on both 380 flights and I tried three seats in total. After a couple of hours is when the pain starts. If the seat back was moved forward, you would not sit on this edge. Please fix. Not sure I could fly on a 380 again for this duration."

Cons: "Baggage took over 40 minutes to come out."

Cons: "food was not served on time. crew was not attentive and did not care for passengers"

Pros: "same as above"

Pros: "Everything was great."

Pros: "The flight was great. The seats were spacious and comfortable."

Pros: "Ok"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Boarding was smooth, they give you a little pacquet that includes tootbruch and toothpaste, eye covers and socks. Food was ok, entertainment system is second to none."
Cons: "Some of the crew were a little rude when asking questions or just approaching them for simple things like our entertainment system not working. They weren't able to help us and it took me theee times to get them to pay attention to us."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Their customer services is not terrible, it's nonexistent."

Pros: "Your staff are amazing....very welcoming, attentive and a joy to be around. I was comfortable i.e leg room was right for my long legs."
Cons: "You offer limited choices on food with consideration to Diversity of your clientelle. Your meal vouchers offer substandard meals in the few selected restaurants. I had layover period of 10hrs on.my return leg and about 6/7hrs. These are extremely long hours to sleep on those uncomfortable lounge chairs. This was the worst experience in my flying time."

Pros: "I got left alone! I watched movies, and slept most the flight!"
Cons: "Nothing in particular. I just wanted to be out of the plane asap since my "fun" incident in Maldives. Safe to say that emirates has ruined my vision of the maldives for a while."

Pros: "Awesome flight...got a business class ticket and I loved each moment during the journey"
Cons: "Indian food was not that tasty and quality needs to improve"

Cons: "D seats are exrremely uncomfortable. Leg space is as good as none. My knees were hurting as they were touching the seat infront of me. D crew gave very slow service. I was sick and needed hot water, even after calling for ur for more than 4 times , the crew constantly forgot about it. Food was alright. I dont see myself ever flighting back with Emirates jus for because of the seat discomfort and lack of leg space"

Cons: "Sorry that the passengers leaving left so much trash. Amazing how inconsiderate passengers really are."

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