Since this post I’ve flown AA, and they were only about 50% worse than British Airways (yes, I know the broken glass claim I made there – I saved gbp200 by flying with them, which is approximately my broken glass threshold). To be recommended, if the alternative is great expense or an Air France submarine.
(in the spirit of this apology to Turkish Airlines. Although on reflection, I generally prefer airlines where the pilots stop the automatic safety devices from doing things that would obviously be fatal. Side note: I absolutely love the fact that the plane crashed because the autothrottle went into ‘retard’ mode. Yes, that about sums up that particular triumph of design…)