As an aside to this blog, have often thought transoceanic flights offered the best airline service. Not true if you're flying U.S. Air. My wife was part of a group which flew from Kansas City to Rome, Italy via Charlotte, N.C. The more experienced travelers gouged themselves with food at the Charlotte airport and were not surprised by the dreadful, paltry cuisine provided on the 11 hour flight. The airline stewardesses were overworked, burned out and disgruntled. They took their frustrations out on the passengers. Some entertainment was provided in the form of rerun television shows for a $7.00 headphone fee. On the return, you are battling tailwinds. The plane started shaking and had to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia. Seems they were running low on fuel. You would think after 50 years of flying the Atlantic, they would have this sort of thing down pat.