Air New Zealand

Flying With A Baby On Air New Zealand

It was such a shame when Air New Zealand stopped flying from Hong Kong to London.  Not only were they the cheapest, their seats (Econ, Premium & Business) were all far comfier than competitors and the food outstanding. 

However, we do have a longhaul Air New Zealand review today courtesy of my high-flying friend Rhiannon (a qualified pilot nonetheless) and the equally high-flying baby Madeleine, 3 months old.

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Flight Review: Air New Zealand – Hong Kong to London

Who:  Claire & her 2 boys (3.5 yo toddler & 3 mth baby)
What:  Air New Zealand 39T departs Hong Kong 10am and arrives LHR 4.15pm

Hong Kong to London

I was flying alone to introduce the new baby to my UK family.  I was anxious but Nic reassured me I could do it.

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Flight Review: Air New Zealand – London Heathrow to Hong Kong

Who:  Claire, hubbie & her 2 boys (3yo toddler and 3 mth baby)
What:  NZ 38V London Heathrow to Hong Kong

Departs 9.05pm, arrives 4.10pm the following day in Hong Kong

For the return flight I packed the same stuff as outbound omitting sticker books and toys.  I had husband with me this time for extra help.

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What Claire Packed in Hand Luggage: Hong Kong to London

What:  Air New Zealand 39T departs 10am and arrives at London Heathrow 4.15pm
Who:  Claire & her 2 gorgeous boys, Jeremiah (3.5 yo) and Tobias (3 mths)

In Claire's Hand Luggage:

  • 2 pull ups for JB
  • 1 change of clothes for JB
  • 2 sticker books, Mini magnadoodle, new Thomas train
  • 2 changes of clothes for baby
  • Swaddling blanket
  • 6 nappies for baby
  • Wipes
  • Plastic bag
  • 3 dummies
  • 1 bottle and 1 serving of formula (I'm breastfeeding but brought formula in case of emergency)
  • Gripe water
  • Panadol and drowsy cough syrup
  • iPad

In Jeremiah's Hand Luggage:

  • Favourite cuddly toy
  • 3 Thomas books
  • Snacks and smoothie pouches
  • iPod and headphones


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