I fly this route a lot. I've flown all three. For onboard service I'd say CO
, for PTV's it's now, though God knows it took long enough, BA
. For the guaranteed widebodied, beyond BA
, it's DL
- that's it as far as non stops... oh, there's also PIA who operate some new 777's and maybe worth checking out.
As to connecting through Europe I've done it with KL
. I'd avoid CDG
for connections at all costs which is a shame because the AF CDG
service isn't bad, but CDG
is a nightmare with short connections and pretty much guarantees no luggage on arrival, which on a 4 day trip, is awful. Though FRA
are long distances the other way, if LH
was the cheapest I wouldn't hesitate, they're one of my top two across the Atlantic.
Whoever you end up with, welcome to the Big Apple! October is a great time of year here, try to schedule it around "peak" period, which means peak times that the leaves change color, it's quite beautiful then.