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I now frequently use a small German airline called OLT on a route from Brussels to Bremen. They often use a Fairchild Metroliner on the route and the experience is so much nicer than bigger aircraft.
No door to the cockpit – watch the crew the entire flight
No cabin staff – a wicker basket of sandwiches, fruit, flasks of coffee etc
Personal attention – “Hello Sir saw you this morning, how was your meeting in Bremen”
Best of all just before take off from Bremen, captain waiting at taxi point, leans round to talk to everybody on the plane (about six of us),
“Sorry about this some idiot’s f*cking about and making us all wait, I’ve told him we haven’t got all night”