CX is heaps better than AN
And AN is heaps better than QF
so that snweres your questions!
Seriously CX is better in terms of aircraft, number of flights and service, food, and comfort.
Ansett has heaps better service than QF... no offense but they really need to work on PR and niceties !!
ansett's seats do offer or seem to have more legroom... dunno if its real but it may just be thinner seats or whatever?
The new 744's are configures basically exactly the same as the 743's BusinessFirst with 2-3-2 layout and 2-2 up front,. and economy 3-4-3.