Old Oct 25, 18, 1:09 am
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Dave Noble
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It is a fairly short flight from MEL-CHC and definitely not worth detouring via Auckland with all the hassles of changing terminal and then continuing in economy on NZ or JQ

As mentioned, if you want 1st class , you are out of luck , since I am not aware of any carrier that will ofer that on a flight from MEL-CHC. If wanting 1st class, you could travel to Sydney and then go on Emirates to Christchurch in 1st class

It is a very nice product , but for only a 2.5 hour flight time in 1st plus the extra journey time for the connection, I would go with business class

Going via Sydney will be a lot less hassle than going via Auckland if you do choose to take a connecting service
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