Air New Zealand are a top notch operation in my opinion. They don’t take themselves too seriously and the product is brilliant. My Business Class trip from LA to Sydney earlier this year was excellent in all aspects; seat, food and service.
My favourite thing about Air New Zealand is their in flight safety videos. If you’ve flown with them in the past you may recall their amusing Hobbit reiteration and also their surfing safari version. Their newest safety video launched last week, right in time for Australia’s absolute demolishing by the All Blacks, and follows Richie McCaw and Dan Carter as ‘Men In Black Safety Defenders’. It’s really well done and good fun to watch.