Well, I don't know if You have made my decision easier
. The information on epinons was very interesting to read, though.
I liked the following comment (about NZ 744): "On the 747 pilot front views and ground views are available on the in-seat video in addition to the flight-nav info". That sounds interesting - while I like United's "pilot talk" on channel 9 very much, it must be even better to *see* their view! Are that "show" available even on taxi, takeoff etc?
On the other hand, many of You have recommended UA and the 777, and I agree that my previous experiences with both UA and the 777 is very good! If I haven't stumbled upon the NZ alternative, I guess that I just had chosen that without thinking...
BTW - Does anybody know of a web page that shows NZ:s seat plan for the upper deck - showing were the windows are. The one on their website http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/travelinfo/ontheplane/seating/boeing_747_400.htm
just shows the seating arrangement
I'll also do some price investigation later, some of the comments indicate that NZ is much more expensive.