I'm considering a trip to Paris in May and am trying to decide which airfare to book. I have two options: either Air France (with the domestic leg on Delta) or US Airways. USAir is about $20 less, so price-wise there's little difference.
I'd be traveling Economy, solo, and mostly want something as roomy as possible. I don't lean my seat back, but can feel closed in if the person in front of me does so. And for the long leg, I'd like a personal TV in case I get tired of reading. The domestic portion doesn't matter as much to me, since those are relatively short flights.
The US Airways transatlantic flights are on an A330-200 one way and 767 for the return flight. I see on SeatGuru that the 767 has shared TVs, which doesn't thrill me, but I can deal if I have to.
The Air France transatlantic flights are on either a Boeing 777-200, 747-400 or one of the AIrbuses (the Air France site is down right now so I can't go back and check the exact number. All I can find on the other airfare sites are the two Boeings). SeatGuru shows two different types of 747-400, one with shared TV and one with peronsal TVs. I'm not sure how to tell which one my flight would be,, though it looks like maybe it's the upper deck that has personal screens while the lower deck has shared? (Also it looks like upper deck has slightly wider seats, which is nice.)
Normally, I'd go with Air France because I've read it's a nice airline, but I have a frequent flyer account with US Airways. I don't have enough miles to get anywhere right now, but a trip to Paris would add some. So is there a big enough difference between the two airlines to give up the miles and switch to AF? There's also flights on American Airlines about the same as US Air, but I figure if I'm going to fly one of those two, better to fly the one I get miles on!
I don't think I've flown either of these internationally before. My last trip to Paris was on Continental, the first one was in 1994, so I can't remember what we flew, and my trip to Egypt was mostly on Alitalia. Any advice is greatly appreciated!