Just a mini survey to see what others regard as the most important aspect of long-haul flying.
(1) comfort of the seat/cabin
(2) quality of the food/ beverage service
(3) quality of the in-flight entertainment
My preference definitely goes to the seat/cabin especially on the 24hr Australia-Europe flight.
Would you prefer to fly ultra long haul(16-18hr) non-stop or would one stop be preferable just to stretch the legs properly? I think I would prefer the non-stop service, but flight length must become an issue at some stage.
As an aside I see Emirates wins a swag of Airline awards, and justifiably so. However, I was surprised to see their 777s configured 3-4-3 in economy as opposed to the normal 2-5-2 or 3-3-3. Do other airlines have 10 abreast seating in their 777s?