I've flown off and on for years, guessing the first time was to my grandmother's funeral, from Chicago to Los Angeles circa 1951, and after that a few more times back and forth in my teens. On my own, I remember really liking PSA, back in the day. I didn't know it still exists, a subsidiary of American Air, out of Dayton. But - I'm talking LA to San Francisco, quite a while ago.
Since then my primary airline, which I didn't really like, over years, was United. Others I did, were Horizon, American, US Air, British Air, and Alitalia. I liked them, what e're the problems that aggravated me at the moment, as I understood the problems even if I whined to myself or to others later. Plus, a couple of my old friends were stewardesses, so I knew their side of things. But, United got my goat in many ways, not least the time I had to sit in back, the stewardesses behind me, and those others of us back there couldn't hear the landing announcements because the crew was talking loudly about their boyfriends. Being me, I complained, but they waved me off. I'm hard of hearing now, but I wasn't back then. Couldn't hear the number of the gate I had to run to.
So this is a little bit of schadenfruede from me re what is bound to be serious trouble for them.
(far as I know, the guy was a doctor due at a hospital)
I figure many people here at a2k have flown more than I have, and have stories...