Acapulco Motel Auckland

20 Shelley Beach Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
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Airline errors and advice requested

by Barstool

This is self serving, but due to an airline booking error for an upcoming trip from LAX to Auckland I have to choose between a Business Class booking on Qantas via Melbourne with a First Class return, and/or a First Class booking on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. Obviously, Hong Kong adds several (10?) hours to the itinerary - Have any of you flown either or both? If you have experience with either I'd appreciate your observations. Gosh...I don't have to decide until, uhmmm Monday. No pressure there.
Thank you!

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by GrumpyDiver


In my experience the ratings are pretty accurate. Cathy Pacific has always been ranked one of the best airlines to fly on. I've never flown on either, but did use the Cathy Pacific Business Class lounge in Frankfurt (through a partner airline) and was blown away by their quality.

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by cgf

if you do not mind several (10?) hours more on your itinerary, First Class booking on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong (not Frankfurt airport) it would be the best. Cathay FIRST will be one of the best way to have a flight, you really can sleep like in a bed, seats can be converted into fully lie-flat beds.

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by wise23girl

We have traveled business class with Qantas and Emirates and British Airways. The type of aircraft can make a difference to actual comfort. We travelled Qantas from SF to Sydney Australia 18 months ago and were very happy.
Sometimes too the people around you make a difference...staff other passengers. Actually I am just so thrilled to have the benefits of this type of travel whether business or first that my decision would be based on if you want to spend the extra time in Hong Kong and if it is worth it for any other reason.
I am told Cathy Pacific is a very nice airline just the same.
Safety wise these two airlines are good but type of craft comes into consideration again.

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by yvr

CX most definately

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by cgf

...... do not forget the Duty Free Shop in HK :whistle:

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by Kakapo2

If you want to get really jetlagged, take the flight that adds ten hours to the trip ;-)

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by AllOverRover

One vote for the shorter trip...

I've travelled with both airlines, but only business in Qantas. (never First Class - will get there one day!) Qantas is fine.

Re: Airline errors and advice requested

by Barstool

Thank you all for your suggestions. As I was able to include a stop-over in Hong Kong without effecting my cost (allowing 30 hours recovery), and the offending partner airline has 'eaten' the difference in fare; I have booked Cathay 1st. Hats off to Cathay's partner Alaska Airlines for tremendous service.
I really do appreciate your suggestions.

Travel Tips for Auckland

Panoramic harbour views from Devonport.

by worldkiwi

The views of Auckland and the Waitemata Harbour from Mount Victoria in Devonport, are, in my opinion, some of the best in Auckland. This is especially so on a Saturday morning when yachts and pleasure boats are heading out for a day on the Hauraki Gulf.
Nearby North Head also has great maritime views.
Here are some pictures taken on a Saturday morning in March, 2006.

Excellent shopping

by vtveen

Parnell was once a suburb of Auckland about 2 km’s away from downtown.

Just stroll along the (exclusive) shops and have a coffee or tea in one of the (sidewalk) cafe’s.

We didn’t expect the restored wooden shops with its alleyways, just great to see and the most interesting part of Parnell Road.

Lynn Mall Shopping Centre

by keeweechic

Lynnmall was built in 1963 and is one of Auckland oldest shopping malls, in fact I think it was the first. This is mainly a single level mall which was expanded greatly during 1985/86 and again in 1998/1999. There are 5 major stores, which include Farmers, Woolworths supermarket, Rendells. With around 129 specialty stores. What is rather significant is that Lynnmall was the first mall to be airconditioned -in 1987, the first to introduce Sunday trading - in 1991 and the first centre to become smoke-free - in 1994.

Lynnmall is about 12km south west of downtown Auckland

Auckland's posh new transport centre.

by worldkiwi

The Britomart Centre is Auckland's shiny new transportation centre/hub. Ironically, many years ago, the central train station was more or less in the same spot. However, it was shifted to the east of the city and an inconvenient walk away from the commercial heart, when business expanded. Now it's back, but underground, and I must say, looking smart. The problem is, Auckland's rail network is a bit of a joke compared to other cities around the world with about 1.2 million people. However, at least now you can step out of your train, take an esculator and be in the heart of the CBD, or right where most of the metropolitan buses originate their routes.

Excellent service and great food.

by worldkiwi about The Wine Box Cafe.

This little restaurant on the main road through old Albany, on the North Shore, doesn't look much from the road and my photo is even less flattering! However, inside you will receive outstanding service and enjoy excellent food and wine in a very comfortable and cosy setting. I only discovered this restaurant in 2005 and it has been well known in Auckland for some time before that. Unfortunately, it was for sale the last time I visited in September 2005.
There is plenty of parking behind the restaurant.
I have to menton the service just one more time. On both occasions I've been there, I was part of a large group. The restaurant managed to serve us all at the same time and we were allowed to pay individually. There were no stuff-ups, no fuss... just efficient, friendly service. On both visits, I enjoyed the delectable eye fillet steak - medium rare.


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Address: 20 Shelley Beach Road, Herne Bay, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand