I have read many posts about that subject. I have frequently flown with OA since my father used to be an employee. The fact is that since the early 90s I have noticed a decline even in business class. On my first trip to NY i was sitting in the upper deck. The service was absolutely fantastic. Really hot and tasty plate that was steaming and that was served individually after the main meal was served. Then, we had the tray with all kinds of cheese that we could choose from. Finally, dessert and fruit wasn't just a bowl in the meal but a tray with cakes and fresh friut that passed along the isle. Still, I was flying with my mother, an x-FA of Olympic and she would tell me how REAL FIRST CLASS service used to be when olympic was owned by onassis. Now, as many of you have said, FAs just pass around the meals and disappear. Although I haven't flown on the 340s, I have heard that only Business class is worth it. I know that seats back in Economy are really crampy and that you have to stand just a few cm away from your screen if the passenger in front wants to sleep! That's why most of you didn't mention the economy class part. I also find the specific 340s uncomfortable for long flights and so do many passengers. Especially for the JFK route, bigger aircraft should have been the choice, as this flight is always over 90% full. I love the airline and i would like to see it grow and flourish. Sometimes, it is not bad to critisize as it is a way to see what the problems really are
! The FAs were most of the times great but there was this one B**CH that i wanted to slap her!!! A year ago I had to go to Toronto on a 747 and it was usually full. We had NO-SEAT tickets and the only choice we had was to sit in two business seats that are located after the 1L door right opposite to two crew seats. One of the FAs made clear that she didn't want us to sit there(She wasn't even the chief FA of the flight!!). The thing is that she and her colleagues are used to sit in these seats even if they are not supposed to. Finally, the captains that were close friends to my father gave us their two seats in the upper deck's last row that were their rest seats as far as I know. I am sad to see that a company like OA where my father spent 33 years of his life has ended up employing people that ruin her image so badly not only to me as a Greek but to all Greeks and foreigners.