Well, then, we're starting on delays, now.
which to pick? Ah, yes. NWA has failed me so often that when our family went on its vacation to Turkey this year with the first EWR-AMS leg flown by NW, the flight was scheduled for 6:00. Because my parents are doctors and hence put off any aspect of preparation for the trip until maybe 45 minutes before we had to leave for the airport, we got to the airport at 5:50. Then my rocket-scientist father decides to circle monorail lot E for 15 minutes, wondering why it looks like only rental cars are parked there. Finally we parked NOT in the monorail lots but instead in lots G and H (which are about 15 minutes each way from terminals A, B and C) and we still made the plane. And I wasn't even worried because I knew NWA would be late. Ha! It was 3 hours late!
Then on the way back coming from Cairo we got delayed for 12 hours while idiotic KLM lost a bleed-air valve in the MD-11 and we couldn't cannibalize a part from an EgyptAir jet, forcing one to be flown in from MXP. All the while, aircraft from other airlines lifted off with empty seats that the unfortunate pax of the KLM flight were not occupying. That delay experience was not pleasant because I had the Pharaoh's revenge and we had no access to first-class lounges.