MRU-MEL on A340. Disinterested check-in clerk couldn't have cared less about my seating preferences even though what I wanted was available. Could not read as an alternative to the non-on demand video because the light switch was incorrectly wired to illuminate the seat next to mine. Flight attendants nice enough but take a water bottle on board - they make no effort to carry water or juice along the aisles when the cabin lights are down. If you aren't in an aisle seat presumably you are just expected to dehydrate unless you climb over your sleeping fellow travellers to get to the galley. Food ordinary. No reason to fly this airline unless route dictates worth rescheduling to avoid.