Why are there still U.S. carriers?
Korean Airlines (KAL) treats you like a Sultan. And that’s in coach, I can’t imagine what first class is like.
Could some of it have to do with the mannish, more aggressive attitude of many modern American women? And let’s not get started on the influx of weird/homo-acting stewards.
My flights from Vienna to Cebu were all on Qatar, one of only
six five star carriers. Cathay and Asiana also service Cebu.
They are another two of the six five star airlines.
I do not think any American carrier has over three stars.
I recently flew United on a 14 hour flight from Asia. I flew coach (in the rear with the infants).
I think what prevented me from going crazy was the movies. I must have watched at least four.
The best flight I ever took was on Japan A/L. Singapore A/L and Malaysia A/L were also good.
Article is dead on—US airlines suck big time. Much of that is due to heavy union involvement.
I don’t fly much so this may not mean much, but I’ve never seen the staff be anything but professional (Delta and American)
Some of the passengers on the other hand.....
Watched a little old lady physically assault a man for letting his feet wander into the aisle while he was asleep.
Recentlly used KLM to Tanzania, Africa. They are exceptionally good.
The Asian airlines also have the hottest flight attendants ! Flying ANA to Hawaii ( Big Island ) in March . I see they are rated # 5 in the world . Not surprised . Exc.service , politeness , courtesy and HOT women ! : )
Cathay Pacific bump....
Dragon Airlines bet. Shenzen and Shanghai - a 2 hour flight - serve a delicious meal. It wasn’t a flying bus. It was a pleasure and they’re gracious and friendly.
They have stewardesses and not flight attendants
Back in my day before 5 kids and college costs and the Bush-Obama economy, I flew over 200,000 a year...most NYC Europe or NYC-Latin America or some NYC-Africa and Asia
Singapore was best...no doubt..first class was just amazing..and the women..they actually gowned up at sleep time...I swear and if you grunted they were there..sweetest little butterflies
This Mississippi boy thought Somerset never had it so good
Cathay was nice too...no doubt.
Air France was back then the best of the White Country airlines to me anyhow....and they still had sweet women stewardesses...1980-91
Varig ...for Brasil was OK too...and decent women
Flew both Concordes...tight fit...good food
American carriers were just not quite there but really only 2 ran my routes...Pan Am and Eastern and Pan Am by a mile on that score although I had a torrid fling with an Eastern stewardess in Bogota ..she was mid 30s...me mid 20s...she was gorgeous...but Eastern was poorly run even then
Chasing women who worked for airlines around the world was a pretty steady deal for me then...you just get to know them if you fly some routes a few times a month on long flights or even the counter gals
Flew Air Jamaica for “business” back then...it was sorta spotty run but for 15 bucks you could fly forward and I was friendly with Tony Hart who ran it then for Eddie Seaga
I thought SAS was a decent airline too...their stewardesses were beautiful....
KLM, BA, Lufthansa, British Caledonian, and the other Free World airlines were pretty close in quality.
Never flew on any Middle East airlines but flew El Al...no thanks...a zoo but safe..lol
I liked Avianca...nice looking women again.
I once flew the old south polar route from Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland or Christ Church...can’t recall, Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo on Air New Zealand....it was a great airline then too
oh well...nowadays big shots fly private..i only got to do that piggybacking or with my dad when he as alive or a few times when charterers in the third world were out of Commanders or Aztecs for lease and would let us use the Lear or Citation for just the gas money and pilot tip..one of my partners was a former IDF pilot...and they would let him fly the Lear...they are very capable..should mount guns on them..lol