I feel bad for anyone that flies commercially. It’s not much better than riding a bus through the sky, IMHO. I’d rather drive and take my chances on the road.
Back in the 70s when flying was really pretty luxurious, a guy told me the day would come when commercial air flights would be about as much fun as taking the Greyhound bus. Wish I had his predictive abilities...
If I had a billion dollars to throw away, I’d start an airline where all passengers would be encouraged to sleep through the flight. Aircraft seating would be arranged so that all passengers would have comfy recliners with the required space to make them comfortable. No row would have more than two recliners. Of course, the number of passengers aboard would likely be small. No caffeine nor alcohol would be served. An over-the-counter sedative could be purchased. No food to speak of. No in-flight movies, though perhaps serene videos and headphones with relaxing muzak. Strict limits on carry-on baggage. No animals.
I have been traveling around Europe this winter, by train or bus when possible, city center to city center, no waits, no taxi or shuttle, walk up to the window buy a $25 ticket v airlines at $85 + luggage fees. Have to fly back to the states in a couple of weeks, not looking forward to that 14 hours