i wsnt really refering to their appearence, as there are many older people that dont show their age, but the grumpyness, but thein again yes, i am caught generalizing again, as there are young people that can be just as grumpy.
I guess if we get just to the facts
*DL's senior FA had a "why do i have to make this flight" attitude, was very monotone and drab, The F/A in my zone as stated earlier was great, and took care of me the entiere flight brining stuff back from BizElite
OUtside of meal service the f/as were not seen moving around the cabin
*UA's "purser" was also very senior but very bubbley in her annoucnments, she seemed sincerly happy to be on the trip, and to have us as passengers or maybe just happy to be going back to the US
F/As never set down constatntly serving water and asking if we wanted any BEvERages
*My last DL trans oceaninc flight was a nightmare (back in 96) Only time I saw the F/A was delivering the meal service
*European Carriers SR and VS that I have flown knock any US carrier out of the water, even the 1 hour flight from CDG to TXL had a full dinner.
So in summery:
UA's flight attdendents over all seemed more welcoming and carring and bubbly
DL's service was much better then it was in 96 and with the exception of the one FA in my zone was only marginal
I also got an impression from DL that the entire pond crossing thing was relativly new. Correct me if I am wrong but DL's first pond crossing was not until 1978 with ATL-LGW. They seemed to run their internatioal ops more or less the same as if it was a domesitc flgiht going ATL-MCO rather then going ATL CDG.