I've had pleasant experiences flying AA
transatlantic, and the domestic flights I've been on with those carriers (and two domestic flights on CO
, btw, courtesy of non-reving with my step-uncle) have always been good. Most memorable would be my flight from ORD
on a AA
763 on New Years Eve a few years ago. Half-empty plane, happy and boisterous cabin crew, decent food. Excellent, from a Y-standpoint.
Having flown both UA
and United Express (Air Wisconsin and Skywest), the mainline flights have also been good, but the Express ones just feel like a bus-ride. Perhaps it's just the fact that the planes are smaller and feel more crowded, but the F-concourse in ORD
for example, what a zoo!
My flights with NW
, and TW
(way back when) have been less pleasant. While I'll jump at the chance to fly a DC-9, the crews and the service on NW
's longhauls have been a little dissapointing (haven't had the chance to experience NW
's longhaul products since the introduction of the A330s, but I hear it's decent), not to mention the geriatric crews on TW
's 762/763-operated transatlantics in the late 90's. The food generally sucked too. Still, a flight that holds a special place in my heart is TW
flight from LGW
, which was my first ever flight on a 747, and a -100 no less, just months before the type's retirement from the fleet!
Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.