Ups and downs
Pros: The flight itself was smooth and on time. I got from point A to point B as planned, which is the most important thing.
Cons: After going through airport security there was another check where they physically went through everyone's carry on bags at the gate right before boarding. It took forever, but I don't begrudge the airline for the stupid things the TSA makes them do. What *was* disappointing and quite disrespectful was that all liquids were confiscated at this check, even though they had all been purchased in the terminal after regular airport security. Water bottles from kiosks and unopened bottles of wine from shops. No warning about this beforehand so we could avoid wasting a bunch of money.
Then to add insult to injury, the flight attendants never once responded to the call bell. I was trapped in the middle of the row behind a sleeping fat man desperate for water and without my water bottle. One little cup with each meal didn't cut it, so I came off my 11 hour flight nice and dehydrated and feeling ill.