Ha ha ha! That video is hilarious. Kudos to Virgin for (once again) not being afraid to rock the boat a little.
From personal experience, my favourites would have to be:
Before I get branded as a sexist pig, how's about we start taking votes on the best cabin crew too? Aer Lingus definitely excel on this point - who needs IFE when you have some of the most charming and beautiful women in the world all working for the same airline? And the Irish accent is to die for......
Vidi, Vici, Veni. I saw, I conquered, I came.
My favourite airline has to be Caledonian. I remember flying on one of their Tristars a good few years back. It felt like there were about 16000 passengers on board, it took ages for us to lift off the runway and it seemed to take about 4 days to reach our cruising altitude of 25 feet. At that height the turbulence was terrible. The food was rubbish and most of the toilets weren't working. Also babies were screaming their heads off and kids were whinging. It wasnt good.
Yet one of the stewardesses was the best looking woman i have ever seen! For that alone Caledonian gets my vote.
Victor:one of the stewardesses was the best looking woman i have ever seen! For that alone Caledonian gets my vote
Check out this link. I can still remember this advert like it was yesterday!
For passenger service, Singapore Airlines gets my vote.
They always have well in excess of the minimum number of Flight Attendants onboard, and have a strict policy that there must always be cabin crew in the cabin, and actively looking to help passengers. Food in EY is often of a standard served to Business Class on other airlines.
With most other airlines it seems crew have their own ploicy of doing the meal and drink service as quickly as possible, and then hiding for the rest of the flight!
As a pilot, I found that SQ also had very good standards when compared with some other airlines.Their emergency reval is particularly thorough and very practical from the knowledge point of view. The SQ cabin mock-up, which has full motion, is way more advanced than others I've seen.
After having typed a lengthy reply, only to have it dumped, I think I'll just nominate
both for passenger service (as a passenger), and for crew training and checking standards, as a past pilot employee.