Airpocket, I think your comments are best edited before you hit send.
I think its really a question of “familiarity breeds contempt” these airlines have all started from a clean sheet, and initially provide a breath of fresh air, then they grow at a phenomenal rate and things begin to slip. I remember when VS had the one plane and it was a fun way to fly, not any more. However, as a very frequent flyer on all the Gulf Airlines, I find EK hit and miss, QR mechanical to the core, but the CEO is a the ultimate master of control, so there is zero tolerance for individuality, EY is OK, I find WY good, and often the best cabin service is from GF, where they have the t shirt, been there, done that, and know how to interact with people. As for Dubai as a hub it does v little for me, and as for the new Doha airport, I just can’t wait, having used DOHA on a weekly or 2x weekly basis it will be interesting to see what happens.
Have a good weekend one and all