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Hello, I know the 747's have been converted from LA to Auckland, but haven't seen any of the 767's heading to Rarotonga. Visit the AirNZ website under "on the plane" and learn more about the converted aircraft. In the first weeks of April we take a trip from LAX to Rarotonga (same as LordBalfor ) and are on the 767, which is not up-graded.
Although (or because) the aircraft was a little older, it seemed to have a little more legroom than the usual US-airline. It was rather surly (at least with me), but even she admits that she was enjoying the ride. I must confess, I'm actually looking forward to stopping at Papeete.
We arrived there in March 2000 when we made our first journey to the South Pacific (for a visit to Tahiti and Bora Bora). I have to take some tablets then b/c I can't ever be asleep on flights, I' m too nervous and feeling hyper all the while, even without any caffeine! no sad...no single TV on those NZ flights to Raro.
Upgraded 747 is very beautiful, we recently brought it from Auckland to LAX. Unfortunately, the LAX airplane through Tahiti is an older airplane with drop-down displays. This is the first of March we made this trip. In Tahiti the brief stop was very early in the mornings, so that one could see the isle ( "from the airport") in the early sunrise for about 60-90 mins.
We' ve just got back, and there were no mini-televisions on the plane to LA-Tahiti or Tahiti-Raro for anyone but the top people.