The first can’t-miss experience of your trip to New South Wales begins when you board your Air New Zealand flight in the United States. The airline offers nonstop flights from five North America gateways: Honolulu, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver. It’s a trans-Pacific flight that comes with the opportunity to experience a breakthrough in cabin comfort, the Economy Skycouch. With the press of a button, the footrests of a row of three seats extend and the backs recline to form a couch at 30,000 feet. It gives you ample space to stretch out and enjoy Air New Zealand's more than 1,800 hours of in-flight entertainment (each seat has USB and iPod connections) and its selection of gourmet meal options. Or simply rest up before your Australian adventure. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or a family, the Economy Skycouch elevates economy travel to a luxury level. You’ll arrive in Sydney rested and ready for a day by the seashore or a night at the opera.