Mcmahonsmr: Now that's a thought, I just recently found out AA had a 777 flight from DFW to LAX, so I'm going to check that out in about a month when I meet up with my girlfriend (she's from San Diego) at Disneyland for her birthday. :-] The return flight is on a 763 though, because I wanted to go later in the afternoon. Still beats the usual MD80 (or 757 if I'm really lucky) to SAN though!
Jcs17: How much more does Premium Economy cost, on average? And what's the cheapest time of the year to go? I've been kind of spoiled by the legroom of American and Air New Zealand, but really want to try an A340 sometime.
VirginFlyer: I loved NZ except for the lack of PTV's which meant my enjoyment of the map display was interrupted by a bunch of movies. :-] Screens on the ceiling every few rows would have been ok, but it was just the one screen in the front of the cabin, and to sit close to it meant also sitting close to the families with babies. Actually some of the movies were good, but there were times during them I wished I could switch to the map. So it was way better than the typical US domestic flight, but there aren't as many non-stop competitors from LAX-SYD as there are from DFW/LAX-LHR/LGW/FRA, plus I'd like to try a 777 or A340 for a change.
Finally, how do the Lufthansa A340's from DFW to FRA compare? My sister's been on one but doesn't really pay attention to the differences between one plane and another.