Etihad and Emirates especially are waaay too large to have give the proper service their prices command, in terms of first and business, its not worth the money. Yey hot hand towel on take off = great airline, they know their stuff. No, i'd rather Ryanair it than spend a minute in the cattle shed that is emirates/etihad economy service.
Heading the other way, I always enjoyed the service I got with Continental, however, the United merger has changed the set up, and i'm not too sure about it now. In general, US airlines don't have a patch on European/rest of the world airlines.
Last edited by AeroLB; 05-07-2012 at 20:47.