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Better Than A Raclette-Swiss Sky Thread 9!  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10564 times:



Last thread was getting a bit long and has been out dated! Thus I wouldl like to restart a new Swiss Aviation thread.

the previous one is here
Swiss Sky Thread 8 (by OceansWorld Apr 1 2007 in Civil Aviation)

to start the thread I would like to say that Fly Baboo has announced that this summer they will be operating flights to
Corsica (Ajaccio, Figari) and Croatia (Dubronvik) with Darwin airline codeshare.
This will mean BBO has now 15 destinations from GVA
Ajaccio, Biarritz, Dubrovnik, Figari, Florence, Ibiza, Lugano, Marseille, Naples, Nice, Olbia, Prague, St Tropez, Venice and Valencia
Good to see them expand and look forward to more expansion with the E190 the have ordered ...

http://www.flybaboo.com/press/press_detail_eid_1684_lid_6.htm

[Edited 2007-05-09 14:49:02]


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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10487 times:

Does anybody know why LX014 yesterday / LX015 arrival this morning to / from JFK got cancelled, plane scheduled for the flights was HB-IQI?

User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10475 times:

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 1):
Does anybody know why LX014 yesterday / LX015 arrival this morning to / from JFK got cancelled, plane scheduled for the flights was HB-IQI

The A/C in question was struck by a jetway on the front-left door at JFK a few days ago which only caused minor damage and didnt need to be repaired immediately. After the incident, there was an increasingly beeping sound inflight caused by the "Dichtung" of the door being minorly damaged. Evidently, LX asked SRTechnics to repair the A/C inbetween flights, but due to the replacement parts not being available they had to be ordered from Airbus. The real cause for the cancellations however was problems with customs, as apparently the shipping company didnt have the appropriate documents which delayed the whole process and evidently urged LX to cancel last nights JFK run.

Courtesy of my dad  Wink


User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10457 times:

Nice map, but aren't you missing (three) something?

User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10442 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 3):
Nice map, but aren't you missing (three) something?

The map's put the 2 Basels and Appenzells together and also Obwalden/ Nidwalden.

I suppose that is legitimate since they are half Kantons (or to use the proper term Kantons with half a vote which is what the scholars prefer)

Back to aviation to stop a certain mod from flushing the post (he's probably a bit irked at me because of my contributions in THAT thread in Non Av Big grin ) :

Does anyone know what BD's plans for the EDI - ZRH flight are? It seems quite a funny set up with one flight a day at times which jump about depending on the day of the week. The BD website doesn't even show ZRH on the destination map.

Is this just a half hearted flight or are they waiting for another E145 so they can run a reasonable service (which I would define as morning and evening with codeshare with LX since both are *A)

Also does anyone have an idea what the loads are like?


User currently offlineHAJFlyer From Switzerland, joined Sep 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10425 times:

JER-based Blue Islands some time ago annouced plans to start ZRH-JER flights this spring, then GVA-JER, but nothing seems to have materialized so far and their (dreadful) website does not contain any info on the topic either. Does anyone know what is actually going on ?

User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10410 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 2):

Thanks Sandro. LX Airbuses and jetways they don't always seem to get along that well  Wink . A few months ago I think there was an incident with an A340 in ZRH if I remember there the plane was out for a few days though.


User currently offlineHECA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2007, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10281 times:
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On which dates is LX expected to receive the additional A343? I'm flying with LX to CAI in June and I'll be flying back in July. I'm curious if I'll fly one of the latest A343 additions to the LX fleet!

In previous threads the possibilities and time schedules for cabin retrofits of the additional A343 aircraft were discussed. Will the additional A343 aircraft still receive a cabin retrofit in order to have the same cabin interiors as the current A343 fleet? Or will they more or less be put into service immediately and receive retrofits later this year/next year?


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10270 times:

Quoting ANother (Reply 3):
Nice map, but aren't you missing (three) something?

oh true. I just took the first map of Switzerland I saw while googling Switzerland maps without seeing this detail. anyways since they are half cantons I guess that for a matter of space the half cantons were put together !

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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10195 times:

Swiss has now 74 Aircraft in operation the 17th Airbus A320 (HB-IJH) was put into service yesterday. This was the 5th additional Airbus Aircraft from the European fleet that was added since last December; 2 A321's and 3 A320's. Let's hope that in addtion to the extra 3 A340's that will be added over the next 10 months we will see a further expansion soon to come.

User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 10147 times:

Does anybody have a clue why there is an LX A320 arriving from STN today? The flight in question is LX9825 arriving at 16:40 (but currently marked as delayed). The flight# look slike a ferryflight#. I'm sure that Infodesk can shed some light here  Smile

User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10112 times:

April pax numbers continue to soar:

ZRH 1721563 pax +6.8%
transfer +17.2%
local pax +2.6%

BSL 377772 pax +11%
cargo: 3739 tons (?) +19%

Anyone with numbers from GVA, LUG and BRN?



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1464 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10070 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 10):
Does anybody have a clue why there is an LX A320 arriving from STN today?



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 10):
I'm sure that Infodesk can shed some light here

Lucky I'm at work today  

It was in fact a charter which some company hired. Bit of a surprise to see STN on the arrivals board. There was also a random charter with Cirrus from Braunschweig. Now there's an unusual one.

BTW Sandro, how was Finland? I'm still recovering from the temperature drop we experienced!   

[Edited 2007-05-11 21:29:11]


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User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10047 times:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 12):
There was also a random charter with Cirrus from Braunschweig. Now there's an unusual one.

Yeh i think i saw that passing over Bassersdorf, was it operated by an OLT Saab2000?

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 12):
BTW Sandro, how was Finland?

It was amazing, thanks. Pretty cold indeed, but the alcohol let me forget it Big grin Vappu was amazing, were you there on the first of may? When everybody gets drunk and wears those funny overalls Big grin And how was Finland for you?


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9989 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 11):

Anyone with numbers from GVA, LUG and BRN?

http://www.gva.ch/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-244/

April number of PAX for GVA

910'284 +3.0%

So far this Year

3'898'178 +7.1 %



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9961 times:

Thanks Braulio, great numbers (as usual)!

Good weekend!  Smile



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1464 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 9858 times:

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 13):
was it operated by an OLT Saab2000?

It was indeed a Saab2000, so must have been the one you saw.

We didn't go out to Finland until May 2nd, so missed the celebrations. Was very impressed with Helsinki, despite the cold!



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7413 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9782 times:
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As usual, here are the LX results for MAN ops: April saw LX carry 13949 pax to ZRH (up 5.8%) and BSL saw 1668 pax (which equates to 64 per flight).

User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1616 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 9766 times:

I saw one of the two SAAB2000s which are in the US a week or so ago.

Just a curious fact. It never caught on in the US and the two which are registered in the US are privately owned. It was strange to see one here.

What's the news on the Collective Bargaining Agreement between SWISS and SWISS European? (GAV) Any word on that and what the improvements will be?

Will there ever be a merger of Aeropers and SWISS PIlots?

If there were that would probably be enough to get me to come back for good to Switzerland.

Sorry to always ask the same questions!! But I know you guys hear more than I do. Oddly, it is not always front page news in the Wall Street Journal in the US. Big grin

PS - I am at peace with them since the meeting there a month or so ago. Right now my return to SWISS is possible, but on hold.



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User currently onlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9757 times:

Quoting Saab2000 (Reply 18):
What's the news on the Collective Bargaining Agreement between SWISS and SWISS European? (GAV) Any word on that and what the improvements will be?


The only thing which is known in the public you can read in the Swiss press release (it seems that a new GAV will enter into effect in July):
http://www.swiss.com/web/MACNS4/abou...ess-releases-07.htm?&newsid=109307

[Edited 2007-05-13 19:43:28]

[Edited 2007-05-13 19:44:05]

[Edited 2007-05-13 19:44:39]

User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9700 times:

Quoting Saab2000 (Reply 18):

Will there ever be a merger of Aeropers and SWISS PIlots?

I am very sure that there will never be a merger between those groups and that the regional pilots will always get smaller salaries. I can understand the frustration for the regional pilots but cost wise it is not possible. A pilot operating an LH flight with a CRJ from TXL to ZRH gets less money than a Pilot operating the exact same flight with an A320 eg. Lufthansa also keeps their regional pilots and mainline pilots in two different categories and Swiss can't do differently. As I told you in the past I really understand your and the situation from the pilots currently working for Swiss European it is frustrating but on the other hand the most important thing is that the company suceeds and for this people need to sacrifice as harsh as it may sound for the ones sufferin under it. Did they tell you at Swiss that if you start working for them you would have a chance to upgrade to Swiss International after a couple of years? Again I wish you good luck with your career and hopefully we will see you as a Swiss Itnernational Airlines captain in the future  Wink

[Edited 2007-05-13 22:36:45]

User currently offlineSaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1616 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9593 times:

I understand that equipment size is a part of what determines salary. That is not the problem I have.

BTW, I am not bitter anymore about this. Just having an honest, open discussion.

My problem is the career path. SWISS is hiring, or will hire soon, brand new pilots to fly on the Airbus fleet while pilots from the Avro have not got the same opportunity.

In the US, where I am currently working, things are also not perfect. But there is no such thing or idea here as a 'regional pilot'. The difference is that pilots start their career for a so-called 'regional' airline and after a few years upgrade to captain and then will apply to a bunch of major airlines. My short list in my own career would include United. Anyway, I have my ATPL and over 4000 hours flying airline equipment. Nobody calls me a 'regional pilot' anywhere. I fly to JFK, ATL, ORD, BOS, PHL, PIT, LGA, IAD, and other mega-airports all the time. Nothing 'regional' at all about those places!!  

What I am getting at is that airlines here in the US do not ever hire new pilots without going first to more experienced pilots from the 'regional' airlines. I am just saying it is odd that SWISS would hire those new guys when there are lots of pilots on the Avro with lots of experience who might like the opportunity to join the Airbus fleet.

Also, it is possible for them to be in the same Gewerkschaft/Union. I am an ALPA member. So are the pilots at United Airlines.

I understand that things are going much better now for everyone at SWISS. They will soon have a new GAV for the Avro pilots and this makes me happy. Also, I understand it is a good contract. My main concern is not pay for the Avro pilots. It is the Career Path, or Karriere Laufbahn, of the Avro/regional pilots vis a vis the pilots on the Airbus fleet.

When I talked with them there was no mention of the possibility to switch from one fleet to the other.

Like I said, I am not angry anymore or bitter. For me the war is over. I liked what I saw when I was there a month ago or so. I just hope that all the pilots in Switzerland get to have the same opportunities. After all, SWISS was started from Crossair and it might be fair for them to have similar opportunities. That is why I asked about the GAV. I don't get much info here, even though I am a Passiv Mitglied of the SWISS Pilots. All I get are the negative propaganda e-mails and some occasional infos from some friends I have who still work there.

It is not about money (though the concept of equal pay for equal work should mean something...), rather it is about career chances for all SWISS employees. Not just the ex-Swissair employees.

Thankfully, things are starting to go well for SWISS. That is good news for sure.

And please, don't anyone get upset about my thoughts. I am not bitter or angry. (Not anymore!!!  Big grin )The past is in the past. The future is here and anger will not move anything forward. So let's use common sense and discuss this with a spirit of openness and honesty and with a good beer in hand, like I have right now!!  Big grin

[Edited 2007-05-15 03:15:47]

[Edited 2007-05-15 03:19:55]


smrtrthnu
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9552 times:

Today, Swiss will receive an additional A-340-300 with the registration HB-JMJ. It is scheduled to arrive Basel at 15:20 from Bristol/Filton where it will be named after the city of Basel, and then departs 15:40 to Zurich.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9508 times:

The trial against skyguide concerning the Überlingen tragedy has started this morning


French
http://info.rsr.ch/fr/rsr.html?siteS...010&sid=7820936&cKey=1179220692000

German
http://www.nzz.ch/2007/05/15/vm/newzzF1PYTKBQ-12.html

English
http://www.nzz.ch/2007/05/15/eng/article7819313.html



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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9493 times:

Quoting Saab2000 (Reply 21):
he future is here and anger will not move anything forward. So let's use common sense and discuss this with a spirit of openness and honesty and with a good beer in hand, like I have right now!! Big grin

Hehe this sounds good. No no this wasn't supposed to be agressive in any way or attack you, what ever you said I respect and can also can understand it. As an outsider and the things I +- know about Swiss is that it will be impossible to have similar payment for both Pilot organisations to run the company cost efficiently in that sector. But yeah this is really frustrating that if you work for Swiss European there is no chance to switch to the Airbus fleet and join Swiss International as you said the career oportunities need to be equal so there is a lot of improvement to do let's see what the new GAV will bring. I could imagine it would be easier to move the experienced pilots to the Airbus fleet and do the recruiting etc and let the young ones begin with the Avro's wouldn't the whole education be a few months shorter due to a smaller aircraft etc, as well, hence cheaper costs for Swiss? So basically at the momment it looks like your chances to develop your career in the US don't sound to bad and u might have chances to move to United and fly the big jets? Again Good luck with everything and Cheers  Wink

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 22):
Today, Swiss will receive an additional A-340-300 with the registration HB-JMJ. It is scheduled to arrive Basel at 15:20 from Bristol/Filton where it will be named after the city of Basel, and then departs 15:40 to Zurich.

The plane will go through heavy Maintanance at SR Technics and Receive a new Interior, the same as currently featured on the rest of the A340 fleet (are there any enhancments that will be put in eg in the Galleys or the Seats compard to the rest of the LXA340s)?) is that correct? I gues Sandro you will have the answers to that  Wink


25 ZRH : Is this the aircraft which comes from AC or one of OS?
26 RJ100 : According to my info it's ex Air Canada. Should enter scheduled service in July this year.
27 Post contains images ZRH : Yes, I think he could have it but only at the weekends because he is in the WK (his first).   (sorry non Swiss don't understand this, it means the
28 Ka : Just watched HB-JMJ landing at ZRH. Standard LX c/s as expected. Great to see LX expanding! Greetings, KA.
29 LXA340 : Oh I see hehe...ok. Thanks
30 Post contains links OceansWorld : First picture of HB-JMJ. http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=625225 This is indeed the former Air Canada aircraft.
31 Sr176 : Obviously LX does not intend to put the *A colors on one of their big birds
32 Post contains links OceansWorld : Today, easyJet carried its 15,000,000th passenger from GVA since it started serving the city December 18th, 1997 with a flight to/from LTN IIRC. In 20
33 Post contains images SandroZRH : Nope, same cabin as the rest of the A343 fleet, no new enhancements planned. Yup, surprised that you remember that I'm still awaiting the Hamburger-T
34 Post contains images ZRH : hehehe.....enjoy it! yes I remembered that you told me about the WK, when we met at the airport.
35 Post contains images HECA : When transfering yesterday through ZRH on my way to AMS I noticed a LX A343 standing remotely parked opposite of the maintenance buildings, with it's
36 Swissgabe : I do have a question regarding a Swiss A320. HB-IJB recently came to Swiss as additional aircraft after having been with TK some time. I flew the plan
37 LXA340 : Oh I thought that all the 5 A32S received th new interior before entering service with LX. Are any of the 5 recent additions already flying with the
38 Swissgabe : I thought to too but that wasn't the case with HB-IJB. I also noticed that the aircraft does have safety cards indicating "HB-IJB only". It this rela
39 Post contains images LXA340 : "The new A320, which becomes the 74th aircraft in the SWISS fleet, accommodates 150..." This was an extract of the press release for Swiss Introducin
40 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : It's also not the case for HB-IJF. I flew on that aircraft on Sunday and was suprised when boarding to see SR's old blue leather seats as I thought a
41 LXA340 : Have you noticed though if they occupied the C class in a 2-2 seating or in a 2-3 seating? Norrmally Swiss said that all Airbus flights are now offer
42 Dj1986 : Maybe somebody can help me about the delays concerning LX 750/ LX 758 into LUX. Basically at least one of the flights is delayed for at least 30min da
43 RJ100 : And another new Tuifly destination has been announced from BSL today. Funchal/Madeira will be served as per February 2008 with a weekly flight on Thur
44 LXA340 : Does anybody know why (HB-IQK) A330 that went to ORD today was delayed for almost 4 hours. The plane didn't arrive from anywhere this morning and the
45 YULMRS : Hello all, i have 3 little questions. Does these numbers also includes MLH or only the swiss part of the Euroairport (which i suppose represent around
46 RJ100 : Hello The number is the total number. I heard many things about easyJet lately but so far only talking (but from reliable sources). Best thing is to w
47 Oliver : Any new rumours regarding new long-haul flights operated by Swiss Int. Airlines? I've heard that a destination in China is gonna be included in the ne
48 LXA340 : Yeah both Swissair and Swiss flew to Shanghai via Beijing. First LX quit to fly to PVG and in summer 2003 PEK was cancelled as well. The rumours that
49 Post contains links OceansWorld : That's a goddamn landing... http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=628238
50 RJ100 : Darwin will drop it's route Lugano-Berne-London City in June already (up to twice daily). Darwin will use this aircraft to operate flights for the new
51 Humberside : There still LH isnt there? What do they want with a Saab 2000? Whats the chance someone will pick the route up, especially since it has done well sin
52 RJ100 : Yes there's LH with 3 flights to MUC and Sun Air (BA franchise) has started a route to BRU. There are also some charters but this is it pretty much...
53 LXA340 : I think that HB-JMJ the ex A340 from AC has enered the SRTechnics hangar in ZRH for maintanance and cabin renewal. Does anybody know when it will have
54 Ka : MJ´s first pax flight is currently planned for July 20th. KA.
55 LXA340 : Thanks for the info Ka
56 Swissairtaz : Cabin refurbishment on JMJ will start on June first and it will take about 5 weeks to do all the work. By the way just heard from a reliable source t
57 Speedbird747 : I was pretty surprised when I heared that. Darwin was always claming that the route would do well? Hope that another carrier will pick up the route p
58 HECA : More AC A343? Or perhaps from LH?
59 LXA340 : That's interesting to know, thanks for that. That would bring back the possibility of all the rumoured routes of LX adding a china route, SFO and DEL
60 Post contains images RJ100 : HELLO Speedbird747 The forum is called flightforum.ch . BTW, do you know by any chance when FHE will get back the MD-90 that had a technical yesterda
61 Speedbird747 : Hi RJ100 At the moment, I don't know when we get JIA back. I saw the GirJet 757 in BSL yesterday when I had my first line intro flight on JIC to RHO.
62 LXA340 : Looks like the 2nd LX Long Haul plane going tech in a week. HB-IQA (A332) flight from Yaounde / Malabo was cancelled this morning. As a result the JNB
63 RJ100 : Thanks Speedbird- and always happy landings! Also it seems that Air Berlin is finally looking into starting flights to BSL as they have requested slot
64 OceansWorld : Today, PrivatAir's latest aircraft has landed at GVA for the first time. The B763ER HB-JJG is painted as expected with a dark blue nose cheat line and
65 Sr176 : I noticed in that recently the CAI flight is frequently downgraded to A320. Has this to do with maintenance on the A340s ? Does anybody know?
66 Post contains links OceansWorld : Geneva airport has had a really good year 2006. Not only 10 million passengers transited through it, but the airport realised a net earning of CHF 38,
67 Post contains images Lsgg : What a good news ! I do not understand why AF is wasting so much money on their crusade against LCC in the all Europe, the battle becoming lost for g
68 LXA340 : True in the past weeks CAI has suffered allot of downgrades to A32S equipment mainly A320's almost every 2nd day actually. It's partially due to the
69 AviationMaster : I just saw a Saudi MD-11 parked at ZRH as I was passing by in the train. Does anyone know what it is doing there?
70 Post contains links and images OceansWorld : Maybe, it is in ZRH for maintenance, just like this one. View Large View MediumPhoto © Rolf Wallner
71 LXA340 : Answered my own question, LX7277 the A330 which was stuck in Malabo is scheduled to arrive tomorow morning at 6:45 inZRH and the plane (HB-IQA) is th
72 HECA : I too noticed that the LX flights to CAI are downgraded frequently the past weeks. My father flew to CAI with LX a week ago on the A343 and he said t
73 Post contains images MD11A340 : This Friday Swiss may announce new (relaunch) long haul route for the coming WITT or SUTT08. I am not allowed to tell you more details, but let's wait
74 ANother : I believe AF's point is that Geneva Airport, and those in France, should be devoting their efforts to reduce costs for ALL airlines - not setting up
75 Post contains images Raptor72 : The EMB-190 ordered by LH are supposed to join the SWISS-Fleet. Not sure, if all 30 or when... Negotiations with SwissPilot for the GAV should includi
76 Post contains images LXA340 : Ok the A330 stuck in Malabo since a couple of days is still not back (HB-IQA) it was schedulled to arrive this morning though. As a consequence LX016
77 Post contains links OceansWorld : Following my yesterday's post, here are some links in English. 2006 was a very good year, but 2007 may well be even better. According to the provisio
78 Lsgg : Well if AF want to have lower costs, it could always move to lower airport services just like any LCC (the future T2 in GVA). AF want to have both :
79 Post contains links and images OceansWorld : And here it is, the first A.net picture of HB-JJG. View Large View MediumPhoto © Pedro de Alba
80 Mozart : At ZRH there seems to be a new F Class Lounge in the making in Terminal A. Anyone has details on what it will offer and when it is due to open? Thanks
81 Post contains images MD11A340 : DEL & PVG as of Apr08
82 Post contains links PatZSC : There is a newspaper article (Tages Anzeiger) suggesting the announcement of LX flights to PEK AND PVG as per Autumn 07. Whatever the 'insider' inform
83 ZRH : The article sounds serious, not rumour. This would be great. But the question is the date. Till October 2007 they will have only one extra 343, as I k
84 Helvknight : I don't think they would have enough metal to start with unless they cut something else back which is unlikely. Maybe they'll start with 3/week then
85 Knightsofmalta : I don't think they will have enough aircraft to operate all these destinations daily for the time being. The first AC A. 340 should arrive at the end
86 MD11A340 : PVG only but not PEK as of Apr08
87 LXA340 : The AC A340 already arrived and is currently in the process to be refurbished etc, it will enter comerical service mid july. The first OS A340 is exp
88 Post contains images LXA340 : And another message I am posting regarding delays / cancellations of Swiss' Long Haul fleet Again another hick up in their long haul schedule, almost
89 MD11A340 : LX188/189 ZRH-PVG ETA PVG 0630, ETD PVG 0930
90 Post contains links ZRH : Winter time table 2007/2008 to Delhi, Summer 2008 to Shanghai: http://www.swiss.com/web/MACNS4/abou...ess-releases-07.htm?&newsid=110925
91 SandroZRH : Was hit by lightnings while flying through a stormcell on approach.
92 LXA340 : Sounds scary, some damage I gues as it took them a while to fix (or get SRTechnics people) to investigate and fix it? Some gemrna charter plane was h
93 LXA340 : Thanks Sandro, sounds scary, some damage I gues as it took them a while to fix (or get SRTechnics people) to investigate and fix it? Some gemrna char
94 SandroZRH : The main issue is Malabo being a pretty remote place. There isn't the manpower, equipment etc you name it, as you would find at a major airport like
95 LXA340 : True, this is really one of the worst places for something like this to happen.
96 Post contains links and images RootsAir : Surprised nobody mentioned this........ Gulfstream Belly Landing In ZRH (by RootsAir Jun 2 2007 in Civil Aviation)
97 Sr176 : That is the risk flying to such places. Must be a good moneymaker still.
98 LXA340 : Today again some iregularities in the LX Long Haul network. JNB of tonight cancelled 2nd or 3rd time this week and again postponed to next morning as
99 Post contains images Infodesk : Following confirmations from Travel Inside: As from today til 31. Oct Lx flights ZRH-BHX will be operated by Flightline Bae146-300. From 2 July-31 Oct
100 Post contains images SandroZRH : So i've just gotten big news from my dad and i do hope that this is big news for all of you aswell. After all the rumours about LX being interested in
101 Swissgabe : Doesn't ORD change to a 343? I assume a 332 would have to be released for the new DEL flight with the S08 schedule. Would Swiss really have enough eq
102 Post contains images OceansWorld : Although I'm on the forum only every now and then, this is really all new for me as my dad doesn't have a strategic position in the airline business.
103 ZRH : Thanks Sandro. These are really exiting news. I remember, when Swiss was founded after Swissair went down they had at first 26 long-haul aircrafts. Sh
104 ZRH : You mean eight new (2 A332, 6 A343).
105 Jimyvr : AC879 out of ZRH delay 2 days in a row ** AC - AIR CANADA ** AC0879/04JUN EQU ACA767P02 CTY TML ARR DEP GRND AIR CABINS Y ZRH - 0915 - 08.55 YYZ 1210
106 Post contains images OceansWorld : No, but as usual I forget to write something, this time I intended to say: six more "new". Six months after the A332s, this is already "very" old new
107 Viscount724 : That won't help LX service. Assume the Flightline Bae 146s have cramped 6-abreast seating, as they did with they operated certain routes for SR years
108 Post contains links OceansWorld : Two new books about Swissair are released these days. One is the account of former chairman Eric Honegger, while the second is from a journalist about
109 Post contains images Lsgg : Good news ! But too bad they are only available in German, like most of the Swissair related books...
110 LXA340 : Wasn't here the past days, really great news for LX. Hope this will increase my chances that LX will still be recruiting FA's next year in June whch
111 Post contains links RJ100 : I am very glad to announce that RJ100 has performed two additional flights on Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. For trip report please see: 8x Star A
112 Sr176 : Wasn't US supposed to start the flights to Philly today?
113 Swissgabe : The flight will leave PHL tonight and arrive in ZRH tomorrow. The first flight out of ZRH will be tomorrow on the 9th.
114 LXA340 : The past weeks LX suffered various cancelations / delays in their long haul network due to technical issues with it's aircraft mainly A330's. Looks li
115 Post contains images Infodesk : Yes indeed. Ground damage at JFK....... Jimyvr - thanks for info re delayed AC flights Quite agree with you. And the punctuality seems to be sufferin
116 LXA340 : Thanks, again a catering truck crashing into the AC?
117 Post contains images SandroZRH : Or another cruel jetway
118 Swissairtaz : Sorry, not correct, during Pushback IQC was pushed into lighting mast and one elevator has an impact by about 1sqm and needs to be replaced.
119 Matterhorn : Hi RJ100, That was a fantastic trip report! However, one thing made me perplex about BSL "We are taxiing to rwy 16. This runway was built by the Ameri
120 LXA340 : "Smart" move JFK ground staff! Is Terminal 1 very cramped with little space or something? I remember the Terminal 4 area was very wide with enough fr
121 Saab2000 : Ground staff in the United States are not nearly as well-trained or disciplined as those in Europe. It is an unfortunate fact. I worked at ZRH for fiv
122 SandroZRH : Rumour has it that LH's latest E-jets order is actually destined for Swiss, so yes it may very well be possible.
123 LXA340 : I am somethimes really wondering if those huge departure delays caused at JFK every evening during the evening rush when most flights depart to europ
124 Post contains images Saab2000 : I worked on the ground in ZRH for 5 years and then flew for 3 years. It is generally done far more efficiently IMHO in Europe than in the US. With th
125 LXA340 : Yeah ZRH isn't perfect either it did get better as you said but you still have I don't know if daily but at least a few times a week delays due to co
126 Viscount724 : That's correct. Both runways at BSL are 60 meters (200 ft.) wide. There are many 200 ft. runways but the majority are 50 meters/164 ft, and in the US
127 Post contains images Swissy : Gosh do I hate these "r u m o u r s"...... but hey behind every rumour there is always a little bit of truth Could not agree more, I had a hard time
128 Post contains images Saab2000 : I have not given up totally. But without some kind of career progression to the Airbus fleet it is unlikely that I will return to Switzerland to fly.
129 LXA340 : Was any of the Airlines in the Gulf (EK, Ethidad, QR) or Asia (CX, TG, SQ eg) ever of any interest for you, before deciding to go to the US? I think
130 Post contains images SandroZRH : Nothing to worry about in both cases, but quite frankly, i wouldn't wanna live in Dubai, I got bored after a week of vacation down there, and had to
131 Post contains images LXA340 : I gues being able to ski in a shopping mall etc isn't really something that amuses us from Switzerland lol...
132 Saab2000 : For me it is sort of LX or nothing in Europe. I have thought of the others, but I have no connection to any of them. I had a pretty strong connection
133 LXA340 : LX flight 015 from JFK (HB-IQC) an A330 arriving this morning to ZRH was cancelled, as a consequence flight to JFK 014 of today got cancelled again. W
134 Post contains images RJ100 : Attention...tomorrow 9 o'clock in the morning press conference at BSL EAP. EuroAirport is inviting to present a "new airline partner". Some users won'
135 Humberside : Ryanair tend to make announcements on Thursday, are controversial, and have been rumoured on this thread before ..
136 Post contains images SandroZRH : Stay out of our beautiful country ryanair
137 LXA340 : Swis continues it's climb with it's passenger numbers, they carried 1,009,733 passengers in May with a systemwide seat load factor of 78.4%, identical
138 Post contains images Helvknight : Does this mean that BSL have agreed to change their name to ZRH Euroairport?
139 Helvknight : IIRC SR were going to be the launch customer for the E170, could these be the options finally being exercised? Not that many other alternatives IMO,
140 Post contains images Helvknight :
141 Post contains images SandroZRH :
142 RJ100 : It seems that FR today indeed will announce services to BSL, first route will be to one of the Stockholm airports (I heard Skavska, 3x weekly). I don'
143 Knightsofmalta : Well, if Ryanair are really coming to BSL then I think that would explain why Easyjet is returning to ZRH. There's no way Easyjet can compete against
144 Raptor72 : Well, no official news on BSL-Airport Website or Ryanairs Website, but BSL is listed on Ryanairs Routemap as destination... As RJ100 mentioned, it is
145 Post contains links Teahan : There's official news on the FR website and in this topic: Ryanair: 13 New Routes From Stockholm (incl. BSL) (by Teahan Jun 14 2007 in Civil Aviation
146 Alphafloor : I cannot agree more Thomas. Like it or not FR in BSL IS a good news and if you don't like it, just don't take it, it's simple as that. Welcome FR !
147 RJ100 : I'm not sure if you read my posts on eapforum too. Maybe you can go back some months and you will see what I was talking about then. I was one of the
148 SandroZRH : Nice post overall, however... This really wasnt needed. You exactly know how Swiss is doing overall, just read up. No need for cocky remarks.
149 RJ100 : My question was not "how's Swiss doing overall?", my question was " how is Swiss doing in BSL?" I had flights with 100% loads recently (BUD-BSL for in
150 Post contains images SandroZRH : I guess i took it the wrong way, I'm sorry. As to the answer of your question, i have no idea
151 RJ100 : There's no need to be sorry. I in the past was not very pro Swiss (for obvious reasons) but I learned to live with how it is now and I support them wh
152 Post contains images SandroZRH : Actually I'm thinking about going to AMS from BSL on monday in a week, just cant resist those CHF99 fares Yes, thats right, i'll fly from Basel
153 Post contains links SandroZRH : Looks like Swiss launched a new website, not sure yet wether i like it. http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/Pages/index.aspx?Country=CH
154 HECA : It's new alright. I like it, the style of the new website really resembles the new Swiss. But I do have to get used to it though, being familiar with
155 Post contains images Raptor72 : Well, I kinda like it. Its smooth and easy to read. But OMG, still the same odd booking engine!! It's still not possible to book stopovers or differe
156 LXA340 : Looks very modern, while launchign their new website they could've however updated some old infromation. Eg add the new Aircraft seat maps for Airbus
157 Post contains links and images SWISSER : Hi guys, I' am back again from the cold siberia of spending to much time at FL400 in Gulf Air's A330's and A340's... Anyway I have some news to report
158 LXA340 : Thanks for the info regarding the new serive of Gulf Air to ZRH, Mr Dosè is right , he want's to get home to CH with a direct flight...lol. With his
159 Knightsofmalta : The pilots' union of SWISS European Air lines have reached a new collective labour agreement with their employer which takes effect on July 1st. Bring
160 Saab2000 : Interesting! I am curious about the details of the contract. Any ideas on the details?
161 Knightsofmalta : Hi Saab2000 how are you? Back in the States or still here in Switz? As for the new CLA, the contract was actually accepted by the majority of the memb
162 Knightsofmalta : Yes now that you mention it, I do remember_remember. Page two I believe, was particularly entertaining. [Edited 2007-06-18 18:13:42][Edited 2007-06-1
163 Post contains links ZRH : Here's a link in German. Though there is not much more information yet about the details. http://www.nzz.ch/2007/06/18/wi/newzzF333E2UW-12.html
164 Post contains images Swissy : No details yet, but like I always believed the future will be bright!!!! Der Vertrag tritt ab Anfang Juli 2007 in Kraft. Er sei drei Jahre gültig, s
165 RJ100 : Air Berlin has now followed Ryanair's way and has just announced services to/from BSL starting in November. The full schedule is not loaded yet but ob
166 SRforever : add Lanzarote to that list
167 Post contains links and images RootsAir : please continue on this new thread. thank you One For All And All For One:Swiss Sky Thread 10! (by RootsAir Jun 19 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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