The flight, one of the least expensive ways of getting from Sydney to London with an interesting stopover during the pre-Christmas peak season when I'd booked, was worth every dollar.
On an overnight flight of this length, the extra legroom and recline in Comfort+ are welcome.
Sometimes airlines skimp on the service on short flights. Not Cathay.
Vietnam Airlines' competitive business fares (currently from $4400 return to Paris via Hanoi or Saigon) make this airline an attractive option.
Great service and probably the best food I've ever eaten at altitude.
This premium economy flight was better than business class on some other airlines.
Being able to fly in the day makes this my favourite new way to return from Bali.
This is a lie-flat bed with a price tag that competes with economy seats on other airlines and a game-changer if you're flying overnight.
Now better known as "Cuddle Class", the Skycouch converts three economy seats into a bed.
When they were first introduced in 2014, the orange pinafore-clad crew members were dedicated to children. Now they perform regular flight duties as well.
Air New Zealand's Premium Economy is consistently lauded and awarded as the world's best-in-class, and with good reason.
This seat's extreme comfort allows a seven-hour sleep – possibly my long-haul record.