The first two legs of my flight were on Lufthansa. Such a relief when travelling to know certain standards will be met. From efficient check in to nice quiet modern planes with friendly staff, comfy seats and great service, lufthansa delivers. They put a lot of emphasis on being on time and keeping you informed, which is much appreciated, but its also the smaller comforts which make the difference. The nicer newer quieter planes, appetizing food, pre-dinner cocktails, beer and wine all included are things that make me look for lufthansa tickets first.
Unfortunately, the 3rd leg of my trip was taken on by air Canada. Not the same standard at all. I was expecting an old battered plane with indifferent service but we didn't even get that. After a long wait in Montreal we ended up in a short school bus with no service other than a box of timbits to share around.