This thread will end up a mile long so its heavily cut
food that you can actually eat
(Comparison to what? which airliner? can you name please?)
/CX/AF/BA even VA/GF and of course Saudia / Malaysian plus a number of others
- decent food quantity
(Don't think so.)
The menu is Arabic - Fish / Chicken & Mutton plus a veggie. Having spent a Christmas in a hospital in HKG
in the mid 90s having eaten fish on a plane, my opinion is fish should be banned on aircraft. Mutton is something I wouldn't queue up for, so that leaves Chicken or a Veggie. In my opinion the menu is more varied on the airlines listed above.
- food available throughout flights in galleys
(I have and it's good)
each to their own see above
- decent drinks alcoholic and otherwise
(Don't think so...its pretty standard these days on Y class on almost all airlines, Single malt whiskey, a decent Gin, a decent Vodka, decent Beer and decent Wine...bog standard)
Well lets just stick with white wine, otherwise the post will be a mile long - on (as you want names) AF
/BA/VA/SQ/QR/CX etc you are asked what wine you would like? (admittedly its not always available/ offered) a Semillion / Chardonnay / Pinot etc etc. I'm talking Y, on EK
its 'white wine' (almost always a Chardonnay). AF
in J class serve wines like Chateau Laffite but on EK
(J) never come across it, live in hope.
- menus provided
(I always got what I wanted)
well I don't and still don't not that I 'want' it anyway, usually try to eat at the airport
- silverware not plasticware
(Nope...some still carries plastic ware)
so which airlines are these?
- forward and rear cameras throughout flights
(do they have same clarity as ICE?) Don't think so.
Some do Saudia/ SQ
and a number of the airlines previously mentioned - but ICE is good not disputed
- decent cabin crew service
(That's not flaw..that's pretty SOP for the airliner if I am not wrong)
Drinks 20 mins after you eat - pray advise an airline which has such a SOP, the only one with such a SOP I've been on is EK
, plus some African carriers.
- international crew with many languages
(You never know who is flying where....it's good to have it than not having this option)
- global coverage
( I disagree completely - EK
has got better coverage compared to so many airliners + their frequency is far better compared to other airlines, example - 3 daily out of MAN
, 5 daily out of BOM
, 4 daily I guess out of DEL
Very informative but don't want to fly from MAN
to India, I live in UAE.
- cabin ambience with mood lighting and starlit ceilings
(it does for many people...it makes journey better, especially ultra long flights).
If you say so, cant get excited about it
My point is (for the very last time) is that my rant is about EK
winning - it is a mega mass transit airline