Imperial Airways – loved the flying boats
Pan-American – but just who was the captain really working for?
Dan Air – you never knew just how many leaks and drips a plane could operate with.
Okay, being serious: BCal were superb in their time. At the other end of the spectrum, old style Balkan Bulgarian Airlines… How did they ever manage end-to-end connections lasting 18-24 hours via Sofia without serving a serious meal en route to the Far East? That was sub-economy before O’Blarney had ever thought of it.