I'm playing with routes from Tulsa to Rome next year. We prefer to book through British Airways, as we have some status with them. (Although we seemed to have slipped from Silver to Bronze this year; bummer.)
One of the cheaper choices includes a flight on Iberia from Chicago to Madrid, then on to Rome, also on Iberia. Has anyone had any notable experiences flying Iberia across the Atlantic. We will probably spring for business class, but if not, we'll choose premium economy.
This isn't the only practical choice, but I thought it might be interesting.
There's also a choice (not on Iberia) of flying out one day earlier than I had planned, and arriving in Rome about 19:00. That would mean getting to the hotel, finding dinner, then going to bed, ready to start the next full day rested and refreshed. I'm tempted. It's also less expensive.
I've spent so much time looking at flight options that I'm getting queasy. Lots of options!