Couple flying 1st class ATL-HNL when Delta switching to 747-400--Upstairs or downstairs better?

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  1. Samnpam

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    My wife and I are going to Hawaii (from Atlanta) for our 30th anniv and used miles to get 1st class. Neither of us have had lie-flats on long hauls before so we are going by what we can see online. We picked 5G & 5J for both legs on Airbus A330-300. They seem the best for a couple to converse across aisle without seat barrier we would have if we were next to each other. Delta just announced they are switching to 747-400 on May 1 so our return flight is now on the 'double decker'. We're trying to figure out the best 2 seats for the return to Atlanta which will be a red-eye. Delta gave us 11F and 11K which look about the same as 5G & 5J on the outbound flight. We are looking at whether we should either move further up to seats like 2 or 3 A & K on lower deck or move to upper deck for return. All seats except 74 A are available in upper deck right now, and most in lower deck are also available. Advice for us? Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
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    With fewer and fewer opportunities to experience the 747 upper deck, I'd go for that, although sitting way up front is also tempting.
     
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    Never flown on a Delta 747, but I always choose upper deck on UA's 747 if I have a chance (and have been fortunate to have experienced it about a dozen times now). Would definitely choose that. Closest I will ever come to experiencing the private jet feel.
     
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    Thanks. We are going for 77A&K in upper deck... Don't know when/if we'll get another chance. We were upgraded ATL to Amersterdam a few years ago but that was when airlines were trying to be nice to stop their bleeding! I don't think they upgrade long hauls anymore, even to fit a couple more economy folks in seats in the cheap seats.
     

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