Now I know that flying these days has gotten really bad as far as customer comfort and service are concerned, so in flying 6 hrs. to LA for business I really did not want to fly on the notoriously cheap United or Spirit Airlines. My bottom still hurts from my last experience. So, I took a flier, pun intended, on Alaska Airlines. Now, to my surprise the customer service was fantastic. I booked a flight, then found my plans changed in the next 24 hours. To my delight and surprise, Alaska Air changed the flights at no charge. Wow. The flight was a little behind leaving Newark, NJ, no surprise there, but the pilot made up the time in the air and we landed on time. Flight attendants were courteous, but a little larger than the isle way. My isle seat left me as an open target. Beverage service was fast and efficient, but food choices were average. I paid for the upgraded seat for the long flight and the little extra leg room was appreciated. Overall, I would fly with Alaska Air whenever possible. I rate only Hawaiian Air as better for domestic travel.