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Swiss Now Officially A Star Alliance Member  
User currently offlineAviationmaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

As of today, SWISS is now an official member of the Star Alliance Big grin

More infos at www.swiss.com and www.staralliance.com  bigthumbsup 

49 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineSU From Russia, joined Apr 2004, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Yeap - Congrats to Swiss and South African!


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5277 times:
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Quoting SU (Reply 1):
South African

Not yet.... only on the 10th.



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User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

wanted them to be a one world member...

DALelite



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User currently offlineBjornstrom From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 5193 times:

Im very happy - I actually stayed 3 more days in DAR to get the miles on my Eurobonus account. With the April LX welcome bonuses it adds up to more than 18k miles  Smile


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5098 times:

Swiss and SAA are now listed on the Star Alliance page and their flights are in the timetable but the official joining dates are April 7 (LX) and April 10 (SA).

User currently offlineHanginOut From Austria, joined May 2005, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 4950 times:

Excellent news!!!  bigthumbsup 

I can't wait to fly on Swiss. I hope to be going to Europe on a business trip in the next few months and I will book my flight with them.

HanginOut



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User currently offlineAtwingo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4877 times:

Now that Swiss is a Star Alliance member any chance they will return to IAD. I realize that United flies to Zurich but I can still hope...

User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

Quoting Atwingo (Reply 7):
Now that Swiss is a Star Alliance member any chance they will return to IAD. I realize that United flies to Zurich but I can still hope...

Since we're "hoping", I wish they'd fly SFO-ZRH, or restart PHL-ZRH.


User currently offlineCRGsFuture From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

Congrats to LX, happy to see you guys part of the largest alliance in the world.


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

Great to see LX in Star Alliance! More options to Central Europe!

Quoting Vega (Reply 8):
Since we're "hoping", I wish they'd fly SFO-ZRH, or restart PHL-ZRH.

Actually, since UA does IAD-ZRH, and LX does have JFK-ZRH, I doubt they'll need a PHL-ZRH run, but don't count out US once the A350s arrive. As for SFO, I've heard most Europe-SFO runs are very low-yielding, notice UA's discontinuation of SFO-CDG.



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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Quoting ZRH (Reply 5):
Swiss and SAA are now listed on the Star Alliance page and their flights are in the timetable but the official joining dates are April 7 (LX) and April 10 (SA).

I had no idea LX were only officially joining the alliance on the 7th. Where does the confusion come from regarding the entry date being the 1st?


User currently offlineVega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4548 times:

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 10):
Actually, since UA does IAD-ZRH, and LX does have JFK-ZRH, I doubt they'll need a PHL-ZRH run, but don't count out US once the A350s arrive.

Swissair used to serve PHL, even when there were more U.S. - ZRH flights. US doesn't have to wait for the 350s as a 333 or 767 will easily make the trip. Actually I predict US will fly the route by summer 2007.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

Quoting Atwingo (Reply 7):
Now that Swiss is a Star Alliance member any chance they will return to IAD. I realize that United flies to Zurich but I can still hope...

Maybe LX can negociate a codeshare with UA for that flight, with a possible equipment upgrade, if UA has aircraft to spare.


User currently offlineAviationMaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2481 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

Quoting Vega (Reply 12):

Swissair used to serve PHL, even when there were more U.S. - ZRH flights.

If I remember correctly SR's PHL flight was a tag on of the ZRH-BOS service. PHL service ended somewhere in the late 90s.

If ZRH gets a flight to PHL, then it will most likely be operated by US Airways and not SWISS.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4491 times:

I saw an LX RJ100 at NCE on Friday painted in Star Alliance c/s - I didn't know they'd started painting their aircraft for Star already.

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

It's one of the ex BA CitiExpress aircraft. They needed to repaint this one anyway- so they got the Star Alliance livery somehow for free.

Cheers  Wink



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 13):
Maybe LX can negociate a codeshare with UA for that flight, with a possible equipment upgrade, if UA has aircraft to spare.

LX already has a code-share on the UA flight between IAD and ZRH (UA 936/937/LX 3400/3401; B 763).


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 29
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4458 times:

BTW, as of today, former Swiss Travel Club members can book their flights on miles&more.

I have just checked my account and they have transferred all of my miles.

Personally, m&m suits me better (although that STC was a very friendly service) since I have a larger choice of flights.

RJ100



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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4458 times:
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Quoting SU (Reply 1):
Yeap - Congrats to Swiss and South African!

SA ground staff seem to be struggling with Amadeus. Check-in is taking up a ridiculous amount of time. I am at JNB right now, on my way back home, and the domestic departures hall looks like a zoo. The Voyager FF mileage summaries is mucked up and I was just told that SA are only expecting the situation to stabilize towards the end of April.


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1838 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 4418 times:

This is great news. Swiss is a great addition to the team. Now I just hope they will start flying to YVRbiggrin 

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 4404 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 20):
Now I just hope they will start flying to YVR!

This is wishful thinking, unfortunately. Swiss does not have enough long-haul aircrafts. When and if they get the two more they will increase the number of flights to destinations which are not going daily at the moment. And if they had capacity to (re)open new destinations it would be China long before YVR,


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4343 times:
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Quoting ZRH (Reply 21):
This is wishful thinking, unfortunately. Swiss does not have enough long-haul aircrafts

Indeed. I don't know why, but LX had an A332 in JNB today, instead of the usual A343.


Rgds

SA7700



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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1838 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Quoting ZRH (Reply 21):
This is wishful thinking, unfortunately.

Yes, I realize that sadly...


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 20):
Now I just hope they will start flying to YVR!

Don't think they have the rights to YVR! If they do I expect we will see LX/AC and LX/LH code share via FRA.


25 Ka : Interesting, as this morning (Apr 3) HB-JMH (A343) landed on time arriving from JNB (dep Apr 2). And all nine A332 were out on other longhaul flights
26 Post contains images B777A340Fan : Yay!            SWISS is such a great airline. After Swissair went "belly-up", I was sad. I'm glad SWISS is now part of the Star Alliance, I th
27 SA7700 : I saw it on the D-apron at JNB yesterday and the plane definitely had only one engine on each wing. Rgds SA7700
28 Post contains images Ka : Then it lost two engines somewhere enroute to JNB . I gave SWR288 on the evening of Apr 1 the take-off clearance. It had four engines then and rotate
29 HBIHLtoEZE : SA7700, could it be that it was a Turkish A330-200? They are relatively new and seem to appear almost everywhere on their routes. From a certain dista
30 Post contains images ZRH : Yes from distance it is probably possible to confuse it:
31 USPIT10L : Not neccessarily. Who's the largest airline at LHR? BA. OneWorld. UA and LH do not have the presence at the world's most important international airp
32 B777A340Fan : AA may have a strong presence in Latin America vis a vis flights originating from N. America....however, the Star Alliance, overall, still has a stro
33 Post contains images SA7700 : Turkish Airlines does not fly to JNB. I will re-check the JNB international arrivals-and departures log when I receive it at the end of the month. Fr
34 Post contains links and images HBIHLtoEZE : Sorry, you are right of course, regards, HBIHL ...however, one of their A330s would be 'a match' for JNB - registration-wise: View Large View MediumP
35 RIHNOSAUR : why???? me too! that would be sweet..I love their a330 200 its the coolest bird out there IMO.. what does UA fly to ZRH?? is it by any luck a 777???.
36 USPIT10L : It's a 763. The 777s go to LHR in Europe.
37 ZRH : I don't think so. Actually they fly three times not twice a week to Malabo. Days 2,4,6 (LX 272 and 276). As I already posted above, there IS a codesh
38 Kiwiandrew : while I have heard rumours that this may happen it did not by any means seem certain ... you seem pretty sure about it - do you have access to more i
39 Richardw : Perhaps a codeshare with BD on UK-CH routes?
40 Aukahkay : That is good news! Swiss used to be part of Asia Miles, but now I can use Swiss to accrue mileage on Kris Flyer. There will also be more choices to Eu
41 B777A340Fan : Not true....UAL uses its 777 for CDG & FRA as well.
42 TK787 : Good one, never thought of that. TK might be going back to JNB soon. I have read here that it was suspended after 9/11 and if it comes back it will b
43 Post contains images RIHNOSAUR : Actually I do not have any inside info on this(TACA joining star), I just also heard a rumor...I think they are code sharing....but sorry if I gave t
44 Kiwiandrew : me too - Star could do with a boost in Latin America
45 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : Fantastic SAA is now an official member too The Star Alliance screensaver looks better now that Africa isnt such a blank space http://www.star-allianc
46 UAL777UK : I dont beleive that they have stated as of yet that they are going to join Star, although they are entering into a comprehensive code share agreeemen
47 Post contains images Kiwiandrew : the Star CEOs are apparently meeting at ZRH on 7 Apr ( according to a thread at Flyertalk - traditionally new candidates seem to be announced at these
48 RIHNOSAUR : I agree very much indeed, it would be nice, specially also when trying to link up with some of the domestic flights in the U.S. What I mean exactly i
49 Post contains links ZRH : Yesterday (April 7) the CEOs of all Star Alliance airlines met in Zurich to welcome Swiss as a new member. They had a little party in a hangar at ZRH
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