Do you purchase the extra legroom seats on your international flights? It probably wouldn't be a big deal for me because I'm 5'3" but hubby is 6' and the flight from the midwest to AMS will be a long one. What I find interesting is the difference in pricing depending on what airline you fly. Our flights, if we use Delta, only charges $69 for the extra legroom leg of the flight (Detroit to AMS). American (using British Airways) charges almost double for the international leg of the flight (I believe it was Ohare to AMS). We have never flown an international flight so I don't know if this is something we really need to tack on to our flight costs or not.
I welcome any of your expertise in this area!