With 24 hour delay to fix a mechanical issue on Air NewZealand’s Boeing 787-9, our group took off on the last leg of the trip together. I eagerly anticipated this flight as it was my first on this type of aircraft.
Once on board, it became clear to me quickly that this is a Boeing product. Annoying little things like hidden power outlets, a step on the cabin floor that makes passengers trip while stepping into the aisle and small bathrooms with barely any elbow room, are clearly a step behind Airbus.
Add to that a very interesting cabin configuration that offers little privacy (see images below) and you begin to wonder if Air NewZealand really understands business traveler needs.