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Insider’s reporter previewed the airline’s newest plane cabins.
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  • In June, Air New Zealand unveiled new airplane cabins for long-haul flights.
  • I previewed the changes travelers can expect when the new Boeing 787-9 fleet starts service in 2024.
  • The cabins have wireless-charging stations for business class and bunk beds for economy passengers.

In late June, I traveled to Auckland, New Zealand, for a first look at the airline’s redesigned cabins. The cabins will be on Air New Zealand’s new eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, which are slated to fly in 2024.

The author in the Auckland airport.
Monica Humphries/Insider

For full disclosure, Insider received a press rate for the round-trip flight to Auckland, New Zealand. 

While the process of redesigning the cabin has taken more than five years, I saw a real-life model that had been constructed days earlier in Air New Zealand’s offices.