I generally dislike flying US based carriers across the pond but NW
A330 service is an exception I will make. The cabin is great, especially at night. I really like the lighting, very soothing. The video/music/game selection is great. I always like creating my own playlist. The moving map, although a good attempt on NW
's part is a bit disappointing (I don't think mine was working right). On my last flight, a teenager across the aisle shoved a pen though the PTV and busted it and the flight attendant said, "Why look at that, cant believe these are cracking already." So, hopefully you wont get seat 44 C on N804NW. I always take the last row window seat, at least you'd get served first during meal service and you don't have to travel far to get to the restroom. Every NW
flight I took across the Atlantic featured meal service from the rear forward on both east and westbound flights. FA
's were a bit indifferent. Sitting in the back I could hear numerous comments they were making about passengers...very immature. The purser announced we were in Frankfurt just after we touched down in AMS
. Two minutes later she apologized and said she's been flying for 44 years and is allowed a slip up occasionally. No offense to her, but I couldn't believe she was still flying. She appeared very frail and from a safety aspect, I'd question her ability to safely get passengers off of the aircraft during an emergency. Beyond that, give the A330 a try. I chose to fly home last month on a DC-10 just because it is a dying breed but I regret that...only one movie in coach across the Atlantic and then a black screen for six hours was really boring. Take the A330. The DC-10 was an experience (awesome deck angle on climbout) but I like the A330 better.