Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Saudia reviewed

To my delight, I must have scared everybody off Saudia Airlines with my previous comments. Not only were both flights in and out of Saudi Arabia very comfortable with full service and full meals every few hours – even for transiting passengers during the layover in Riyadh – but I practically had both the modern-equipped planes (an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 777) to myself. An entire division of elegant air hostesses served a couple dozen passengers. And I didn't think any airlines still gave away those little comfort kits of eye masks and toothbrushes.

All this for $300 from Africa to Singapore?

This is what airlines used to be like before the industry became a bankrupting proposition. I guess Saudi Arabia has so much oil money that throwing a wad of it at the national carrier is pocket change.

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