I have experienced the “centre of gravity” myth myself. Telling them “I used to be an RAF pilot” just gets them turning away and walking off. I just wonder how long it will take for their standards of professionalism and honesty to filter through to the public, or is it simply that getting there is the only criterium. And I wonder what is the percentage of their pax who only know the budget airlines so have nothing to compare them with. Last time I flew FR non of the cabin crew spoke fluent English and it was a hell of a job to understand them. Or is that me being a bit jingoistic?xenophobic?? I’ll certainly fly EZY if I have to but never again FR.