I would pay the difference Chris is 6ft 2" so it gives him a little more leg room even if the person in front reclines - I won't get started on whether they should or shouldn't

I personally feel you get a better service in PE, we've always found them less hassled and busy and so they aren't rushed.

The other thing that is nice is if you go on the 747 you are up in the bubble and it's a small cabin which is much quieter.

As Keith said your cases are normally off first and you get off the flight quicker.

If I could only go one way I think I would choose to come home as it's quieter and the seats are more comfortable.