Regarding seats and IFE, you also might want to take into account the type of plane scheduled to fly your flight. Some planes on UA
(international 767 and 777), US (A330), DL
(some 757, some 738s, all international 763 and 777), AA
(777), and CO
(all 757s, 767s, and 777s, and possibly some newer 737s) offer PTVs with either LiveTV or a selection of movies (AVOD or on a loop). In addition, the seating style/amount of seat pitch and width on the planes vary, even within airlines; AA
's 757s have brown leather seats, while their 738s have new blue seats with headrests. Internationally-configured planes would have international-seat setup, apart from AA
762s which is in a "flagship" layout.
If you are planning on doing work/using a computer or device with limited battery, you may also want to check whether your plane has powerports, and if it does, whether you'll need an adapter. www.seatguru.com
is a good resources, as well as most airline websites.
Domestically, the only airline I've flown FC on is AA
, and on those flights (757) I've had wonderful service and found the seat to be comfortable.
Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"