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We made a short initial jump from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on this trip, prior to our flight across the Atlantic to Toronto. I believe we were on a commuter flight, as it lasted about an hour and a half. The plane was tiny, and we deplaned out the rear exit down stairs... which were both things I've never experienced before. Unfortunately, we had to deplane in the rain in Spai--er, Germany, and rush off to mess around at the Air Canada gate. Lufthansa and Air Canada were very nice... it's a pity we can't take them more often. (Plus searching for pet travel is kind of a pain! Very few airlines bother with it.. too muych of a liability, methinks.)
Following our stay in Canada (about time we finished with that chapter of our vacation, eh?) we took another flight to LA, where Arno and I would spend two days seeing the Disney attractions. Our Air Canada/Delta flight was also nice, though the food was a bit more on the iffy side this time. The staff deserve a lot of kudos from uys, because after we deplaned in LA, the attendants at the gate went back into the plane twice for me... once for my jacket, and then again for my pillow, once I realized I didn't have that with me either. (Blame the dayquil...)
We had another short flight to Phoenix--hardly worth mentioning but for its brevity and uneventfulness--and then a flight to Minneapolis and Amsterdam by another carrier. I don't recall if it was United or US Air (thought I suspect the former), but I was not impressed by them... mostly because my video screen wasn't working. Alternately, when I tried the music settings, I nearly had my ears blasted out. In retrospect, maybe I should have tried their freebie low-quality headphones rather than my own, but I figured it probably wasn't worth bothering. But it does get annoying when you get used to check the little flight map to pass the time, and suddenly you are denied it.
I suppose all my airline gripes really boil down to: 1)poor customer service/communication upon purchase, 2) faulty onboard equipment and 3) food you have to pay for. (you've already bought near a thousand dollars worth of plane seat... you can't just give me a friggin' snack for free?)(though in Beedoo!'s case, sometimes it's the same diff...) It's not that I dislike flying or anything, but I really wish they'd hurry up and invent transporter technology already. I have better things to do with my time than spend it uncomfortably and unfed in an overpriced plane seat. Like drawing comics and writing for a blog. ;p
So... By that experience, the first flight I ever had to compare other flights to, any flight is okay for me so long as it doesn't go down in flames. So, for these flighgts, I'll just call out some highlights:
In short, I'd recommend Air Canada for all your flights, unless your points of departure or destination are not Canada. :)
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