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.
Most Americans buy flights based on price. You get what you pay for.
Rent Catch Me if You Can sometime. It has a scene where the new Pan Am stewardesses (not “flight attendants”) are selected - classy, beautiful, poised and they had to speak a foreign language. Seemed like another world, compared to the nasty bats (female and male) we encounter on flights today.