When we were young PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) was the only airline operating in the country. I distinctly remember traveling with PIA used to be so much fun. There was this great excitement when you flew by PIA. And for good reason, too. The staff was uber-friendly for instance, they gave good meals, they were always on time, kids got free gifts and even got to see the Pilot in the cockpit. Oh, and the air hostesses were really pretty, I mean really. The crew would always smile, they were tidy and everything was just perfect. Back then PIA was a standard, they had set a bar which other airlines found hard to follow and beat.