I'm gonna be heading down to Sydney from JFK later on this summer, and I'm not sure whether to take Qantas or Air New Zealand. (United I think also flies there, but I hear so many bad things I'm just not going to keep taht as an option). Anyway, not to start a battle between partisans, any thoughts on which might be the better carrier? At the moment I lean towards Qantas b/c I can get molto miles on AA, and for some reason I feel it has a good, known reputation - though from stuff I read, they can sometmies be kinda perfunctory. (I look forward to Mirrodie's trip report on his flight on this route).
Thoughts anyone, especially from people who've tried both? Also, I'm going to be in economy, so who has the nicer sleeper seats up front is of academic concerns.
Thanks in advance.