Alice Dunn flies Auckland to Doha on Qatar Airways QR921.

The plane

: A 9-year-old Boeing 777-200LR.

My seat: I had an Economy Class seat in the exit row, so I had plenty of leg room and easy accessibility. Not having to awkwardly climb over my neighbour and their dinner when I needed to stretch my legs or use the toilet was very much appreciated — particularly on a 16-hour flight. Each passenger in Economy was provided with a kit containing socks, earplugs, an eye mask, miniature toothpaste, toothbrush and lip balm.

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The airport experience : There were long