AF Y is way above any US carrier. If you have the chance to have a seat on the upper deck, it's one of the best Y flying experience, as AF
is one of the very rare airline to have Y UD. Bigger legroom, especially at the famous row 65.
PTV : well it depends. All AF
744 have PTV on the upper deck. On the lower deck, until a few weeks/months ago, only the 3 last frames received by AF
had PTV at all seats. But AF
is currently retrofitting their 744, and having PTV at all seats is part of the process. I believe 2 or 3 birds are now retrofitted (?), so you might be lucky !
A paper food and drink menu and an amenity kit will be distributed shortly after take-off. It includes headsets, eye shades, ear plugs and a towelette.
Food is usually good in Y (although better from CDG
than from the US). Expect a well filled tray with appetizer, main course (choices between 2 and not necessarily the usual "chicken or pasta" of US airlines), cheese, dessert. Free wine and digestifs. Champagne (free) is served as an aperitif (as well as other drinks), but not during the meal service. Breakfast will be served approximately 90 min before landing in CDG
(breakfast has became really crap now in Y).
They do not usually make drinks runs (except water) after the main meal service, but a self-service buffet is available in the galleys with soft drinks, water and snacks available.