@Grivusangel -- You are so right about US airlines, unless you have the cash to fly first class.
The best airlines are the ones from Asia and El Al, from Israel. Those people know how to treat their passengers! I was lucky enough to fly Singapore Airlines from LAX to Singapore. Oh my gosh, but their aircraft cabins are fantastic! Even the economy class seats are comfortable! On the A380, they even have suites! Wish I'd had the cash to fly in one of those, but I was in the economy plus class, and it was better than first class on most US airlines. The flight attendants were wonderful and the food was great. I couldn't believe how nice the cabin was.
I had to fly US cattle class from LAX to ATL on the leg back and it was a rude awakening.