switching things up here a little...What makes a good flight for me:
1) an affordable flight: brightens my mood when traveling knowing I got a good deal
2) short TSA
lines: I have never been stuck in really long lines, luckily I haven't, I it is something I want to avoid dearly. TPA
lines are pretty swift, and my worst experience was not that bad at ORD
. Been catching some luck here
3) an empty seat next to me: While I like seeing full flights because that is usually good news, I would rather prefer my own comfort, and not have to deal with a distraction that can ruin my flight. This is just a preference, i have had good seatmates before, but if in doubt, I would take the empty seat. More personal space
4) Good comfort: similar to three, but just a nice aircraft, with good leg room, and not-so-tight seating.
As I travel economy on U.S. domestic flights, and basically travel only for vacationing, etc., my list varies from some of yours. I don't use lounges, and when I sit in economy, it is nice when the FAs smile and try to please my needs, but that would mean so much more if I was traveling business or first. For an economy traveler, just don't be grumpy as a FA
, don't interrupt me through loud conversations with others, and just offer me extra stuff in eco and I will be a happy camper. Another bug on my flights is people who cannot sit still, and have to walk around, and sit at the back of the plane and talk, especially when I am near the back and I can hear their conversation. I have never flown on a long haul flight, so I believe that would be a different case, but domestic flights that are not all that long, it should not be too difficult.