This post is obviously just my opinion, but having flown on most Middle Eastern carriers, MEA never, ever ceases to impress me. I have consistently had an excellent experience with them, which is rare for me on a single airline.
I've flown them on five segments in the last two years (BEY-CDG, AMM-BEY twice, LCA-BEY, BEY-CAI). I am comparing them to RJ, KU, LY, MS, GF, and IY, which I have also flown. I have never flown EK or SV.
-They fly A321s on all their short-haul flights; even really short routes like LCA and AMM. The 321 is my favorite narrow-body; long and spacious. 330s on longer routes.
-PTVs in every coach seat
-The cabin interiors are clean, bright and colorful, in blue and turquoise.
-They serve lunch in coach on hour long flights (BEY-CAI), and ample snacks on the shorter routes
-The f.a.'s look very sharp in their very stylish uniforms - and they're generally young, female, and attractive
-BEY airport is an excellent and modern airport - the best of the non-Gulf Arab cities, and even better than some Gulf Arab cities (AUH, KWI)
In general, MEA has a higher quality of service and professionalism compared to any other regional carrier I've experienced. So this post is just a tribute to MEA. They work hard and produce an outstanding product. May they expand and prosper, and bring more of the world to and from Beirut.