Seat Map Air New Zealand Airbus A320 Domestic
Airplane Airbus A320 Domestic Air New Zealand with 171 seats on board. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
Row 3 has to be my favourite row on on this aircraft. Row 1 lacks storage and row 2 is often booked. For row 3 the overhead screen is adequately positioned in case you want to watch the safety video or do the quiz, the pitch is 88cm (or almost 35 inches), so wide that the tray table has to be extended, and you get two windows. For off-peak flights the middle seat is usually empty, essentially making this a 'business' style seat. Also disembarking is faster than most. You do need to be a Koru or Star alliance Gold/Elite member to pick these seats ahead though.
I Flew from Christchurch to Auckland Yesterday. My Height is 146cm and My Seat for the Flight was 5F. Seat was Amazing. So much legroom for a 1 Hour 10 Minute Flight.
The newer A320D with sharlets have no wall behind the last row anymore and seats do fully recline. The along with the fact you get served first make it a very good seat now.
These seats are fine for internal flights; ours was AKL-CHC which is only about an hour in the air. After a two-sector long-haul lasting 24 hours, another hour on an A320 seemed very short! The inflight service of drinks & snacks was very good considering the short length of the flight.
I flew From Auckland-Christchurch back in April...did not expect the seat to be right at the door. even with the tray tables being in the armrest, i didnt find this to be an issue. Air New Zealand charges a surcharge for this seat, since i'm a star alliance gold member, it was free for me. I would highly recommend this seat for those who love having lots of legroom. Pros: legroom, no one in front of you, seats are comfy enough for a 2 hour flight. 1st to get drinks and snacks Cons: feet will get a cold being right against the exit door.
While Air New Zealand advise on their website that the seats in row 29 do not recline, they do indeed recline but at the expense of significantly less leg room compared to any other economy seat. This makes it virtually impossible for tall people to sit in, so in fairness the reduced seat pitch should be clearly advised on the seating plan so as to assist in making an informed decision and to avoid an extremely uncomfortable journey if you are tall.
Boarding in AUK: row 1-11 through the airbridge, the rest down the stairs and entering the backdoor from outside. In ZQN boarding by the platform, 2 parties: 1-11 front, rest back. Seat is good, liked the extra legroom. HAve to pay for it.
Good amount of space (a tad spacious) for a domestic flight. As expected, the seat does not recline (because of exit row behind it). The window is pretty much perfectly aligned with the seat and you can also snap some good photos of the wing outside. 9A's window is unfortunately greatly misaligned.
Seat was very comfortable with good recline and width...... Very noisey inside cabin though. Cabin crew were above excellent... Even offered me another coffee