The Ultimate Business-Class Experience: A Review of My 12-Hour Flight from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand

The High Cost of Long-Haul, Business-Class Flights Doesn’t Justify the Expense

I recently had the pleasure of flying business-class on a 12-hour trip from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand. The seats in this class are typically priced at an astonishing $6,000, but the experience was truly exceptional. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the luxurious journey, I knew that justifying such a high cost again in the near future would be difficult.

As someone who has always dreamed of flying first-class or business-class, the allure of extra space, exquisite cuisine, and unlimited champagne is impossible to resist. Every time I book a flight, I find myself longing for the sumptuous experience that these premium cabins provide. However, my budget has its limitations, and indulging in such lavish flights is usually out of reach.

My perspective on premium air travel underwent a significant shift during the summer of 2021 when Air New Zealand invited me to visit their headquarters and experience their redesigned cabins firsthand. This invitation granted me the opportunity to fly business class for the first time on my journey from Los Angeles to Auckland. The 12-hour flight was undoubtedly one of the most luxurious experiences of my life, and while I relished every moment of it, I knew that it would be some time before I could afford such extravagance again.

In conclusion, although premium air travel can be an unforgettable experience, it comes with a high price tag that may not always justify it. However, if you ever have the chance to fly business class or first-class on a long haul flight like mine from Los Angeles to Auckland, don’t hesitate! It’s truly an experience you won’t forget!

Sophia Reynolds

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