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A few months back we reported on a couple of special flights offered by Air New Zealand, one an inflight fashion show across the Tasman from Auckland to Sydney, and also a special gay-themed flight from San Francisco to Sydney in time for the Sydney Mardi Gras.

Now the little airline that could is launching a new service they’re describing as “in-flight concierges”. Basically the idea is have a dedicated person on board the plane whose sole role is to liaise with passengers and handle enquiries on “must-do” activities at their destinations, arranging onward bookings – even advising on wine selection with meals.

The in-flight know-it-alls will begin service on long haul flights from Auckland to North America and Asia in April 2008.