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Topic: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2012-12-26 23:40:34 and read 10560 times.

Seems that, as of March 31st, Swiss is switching one of their daily Zurich-JFK rotations over to Eidelweiss, the carrier's leisure-based subsidiary.

The 1pm departure from ZRH and the 6pm departure from JFK will now be operated by an Eidelweiss Airbus a330-300 aircraft.

I'm interested as to why they are switching a route that I would think has high business traffic over to an aircraft with an inferior business product. Either way, it will be nice to see a new tail at JFK.

Topic: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: ZRH
Posted 2012-12-27 00:17:52 and read 10417 times.

Could this be only temporarily till another 330 delivered?

I looked up a random data (may 31 2013) there it is again a SWISS flight. As I said above they probably have a 330 shortage for a few weeks.

[Edited 2012-12-27 01:54:24 by SA7700]

Topic: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: runway23
Posted 2012-12-27 00:25:01 and read 10371 times.

It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews due to shortage of LX crews.

Topic: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: Lufthansa411
Posted 2012-12-27 00:27:45 and read 10357 times.

According to a friend of mine at LX, only 1x maybe 2x per week will be operated by Edelweiss.

However, the aircraft will still be an LX aircraft- only the crews are coming from Edelweiss, including cockpit. Why they are doing this I have no idea, and neither does my source.

Topic: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: 330lover
Posted 2012-12-27 00:56:51 and read 10248 times.

As per Galileo, these are the schedules:

123.567 ZRH JFK 0950 1235 LX 16 333
...4... ZRH JFK 0950 1235 @LX 16 333
...4... ZRH JFK 1300 1550 LX 14 333
123.567 ZRH JFK 1300 1550 @LX 14 333

123.567 JFK ZRH 1810# 0800 @LX 17 333
...4... JFK ZRH 1810# 0800 LX 17 333
123.567 JFK ZRH 2100# 1050 LX 15 333
...4... JFK ZRH 2100# 1050 @LX 15 333

Flight numbers proceeded by @ being operated by Edelweiss

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews

Might be the case, as when asking availability, there are F-seats. Edelweiss aircraft have no F.

Topic: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: SRforever
Posted 2012-12-27 01:44:49 and read 10066 times.

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews due to shortage of LX crews.

Indeed it is:

http://www.swiss.com/agent_news/en/D...pdates/Timetable_News_Summer13.pdf

Topic: RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: LONGisland89
Posted 2012-12-27 07:51:24 and read 9001 times.

Called this back in September  LX ZRH-JFK Operated By WK Crew (by LONGisland89 Sep 24 2012 in Civil Aviation)#1

Topic: RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: mesaflyguy
Posted 2012-12-27 11:14:32 and read 7171 times.

Quoting SRforever (Reply 5):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 4):
Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 3):

Thanks for clearing that up! It makes sense to share the crews.

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 6):

Whoops, sorry I didn't see that!

Topic: RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: infiniti329
Posted 2012-12-27 13:24:05 and read 6150 times.

Is this move financially motivated ?

Topic: RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss
Username: Qantas744ER
Posted 2012-12-27 14:26:28 and read 5683 times.

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 8):

Is this move financially motivated ?

?....

As mentioned already, it is due to a temporary shortage of LX crews.


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