My all-time favorite airlines are two that no longer exist as separate entities, Piedmont (PI) and PeoplExpress (PE). PI
had the best service and that hint of Southern charm and hospitality no other carrier could match. It all went down the tubes when US acquired them. I also liked PE
; in my opinion they were ahead of their time. I flew with them maybe 2 dozen times, and was very satisfied with the service, except near the end before CO
took them over.
Now my favorites among U.S. carriers are WN
, and among foreign airlines my best experiences were on KL