Off we go!!! I meant to post this from the airport but instead decided to enjoy the champagne and not attempt to type through my watery eyes…thanks for all the lovely messages, I’ll forgive you all for finally making me cry!
Very excited to fly premium economy to get to New York…for two people not lacking in height the space was amazing and breaking news my luggage came in under weight, just! For us Qantas have the most direct route to get from Melbourne to New York and are also one of the few airlines that offer premium economy so it was an easy decision. The service was great and the transfer through LA was really smooth, we would definitely recommend this flight if you’re coming from Australia.
If you’re looking at a trip to New York anytime soon here’s some info to help you make a decision on the best route from Australia or New Zealand…
Qantas - flying time 21-24 hours from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via LA or Dallas
Air NZ - flying time 23-26 hours via Auckland and LA, San Francisco or Houston (commencing 15 Dec 2015)
Cathay Pacific - flying time 26-33 hours via Hong Kong
From New Zealand:
Air NZ - flying time 18-21 hours from Auckland via LA, San Francisco or Houston (commencing 15 Dec 2015)
Qantas - flying time 27-29 hours via Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne and LA or Dallas
Obviously there’s a number of other airline options available these are simply the most direct…you may prefer a stop over somewhere exotic on the way!!