I'll be doing a trip from Johannesburg to Philadelphia early in July. My choices are as follows:
1. South African 747-400 directly to New York (refuel stop at Ille del Sol)
2. Swissair MD-11 from Johannesburg to Zurich and then MD-11 again to New York
3. Sabena flies an A340 from Johannesburg to Europe and, I presume, to the US.
Other airlines use similar equipment from JNB. So there we go. I have a choice between the biggest, the last of a breed and the newest. What is your advice to me?