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Flying Continental

I'm back in the US for a couple of weeks!
I tell ya every time I come back here it feels like the flight time feels shorter and shorter.
I actually really enjoyed flying Continental.  People had told me that Continental was bad so I wasn't expecting much.
But I have to tell you, I think compared to ANA, United, Northwest and JAL....Continental is the best.  Well actually ANA wins in customer service i think.  But I like Continental because not only did we get our own tv, but we could watch whatever movie we wanted out of hundreds of movies and tv shows.  We also had a great music choice and could even make our own jukebox of our favoroite songs.  It was great!   And dude, they even had Bollywood films!!!  So I watched Penelope, Om Shanti Om, Curious George, The King and I, Seven Brides,  and some travel shows. I also listened to some Ne-yo and Thalia songs.

The food was decent and there was a good amount of leg room and the seats were really comfortable. 
I could've done without the bad attitudes of the flight attendants.  I mean really whenever I go on these flights I feel really ashamed of the behavior of the attendants.  I mean I know working in customer service can make u a bit crabby but still...they're giving the first impression of  Americans for a lot of the Japanese customers.  There was this one flight attendant who was passing out Japanese newspapers.  She had two in her hands and she went around asking if anyone wanted to read them.  When she stopped at one row, the Japanese customer asked which newspapers they were.

Flight attendant: I don't know. I can't read Japanese.  Just pick one. Top or bottom.
Customer: Which titles...?
Flight attendant: Look just pick one...I still gotta go down this aisle and ask other people if they want newspapers.

Ugh..Americans can be so rude sometimes.  And when the attendants spoke to some of the Japanese customers who knew very little English, I was surprised at how fast they would speak and expect the Japanese customers to understand them. And then if they didn't understand, they would sound like they're mad and get all frustrated.  I'm like gee, I don't think you would like being treated that way by a Japanese flight attendant.

Even I was scared to ask the attendants questions.  Like I wanted to ask if they had cranberry juice but was too afraid they might gimme attitude.

Even so, I'll definitely fly Continental again. I mean the rudeness of the attendants is not something uncommon to other airlines' service.

Oh and it was nice that there were some empty seats.  On the transfer flight from Newark to DC, I got to sit near the window and the seats next to me were both empty.  So it was great.  And the flight was so quick that I barely had anytime to sleep.  So I guess switching over wasn't as much as a hassle as I thought it would be.

Well, I better go take a shower now.  Gotta get ready to go out. 

BTW, Curious George is the cutest monkey ever!  I was really pleased with the movie.  Unfortunately, just as George was getting put away by animal control the movie was cut off since we were making our final descent into Newark.:< So now I gotta go watch the rest somehow or another. If not while I'm here on the flight back to Japan.



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Jul. 31st, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
We're totally not taking the same Continental flights -.- Whenever my husband and/or I flew to England, we always took the Reagan - Newark and then from Newark - Birmingham, and the DC to Newark or vice versa flights were ALWAYS, and I mean every single time, fucked up. I've been on time and then delayed 8 hours because of the damn Newark to DC flight, and then we were rerouted to land in Dulles and I had to take a cab at 1am from Dulles to Reagan. Continental f'n sucks XD You are so damn lucky!!!

(how much was the ticket btw?, and what airport did you come in to?)

Welcome back to hicksville Maryland!
Jul. 31st, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
wow, i am amazed by the service given. the material enjoyment is good, leg space is the best but attitude wise is something too.

i personally took two airlines only. ANA and singapore airlines. between these two, i prefer SA is the taking off and landing. for some reason, when ANA lands, the plane shakes very badly till you feel that it may come apart any moment.........
Jul. 31st, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)

i hate american airlines. the flight attendants are really rude -.-;;;;

asian ones are nicer by far D:

oh yes and welcome back ^___^

Edited at 2008-07-31 04:28 pm (UTC)
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