Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3480 posts, RR: 34 Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 665 times:
Here you have your Swissair-Fan
About jumpseat: ask whoever you see with a Swissair uniform
at ZRH: go to the visitors desk on the roof of Terminal B. Take a camera and take as much shots as you can. If you are there between 10.00 and 14.00, then you will have plenty of widebodies to look at.
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CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 639 times:
From what I know you cvan visit the cockpit but I doubt they let you fly all way long in the jumpseat. About staying 3 hours in Zurich you have a nice place to spot in Terminal B terrace, you have a nice cheap bar where you can have a sandwich and a beer, spot nicely and also visit a shop that have a lot of aviation books, you may find something interesting, the terrace have seats and if its sunny there's always shades on those seats. About trafic, you'll see many Swissair Airbuses, MD11's, also some traffic from Europe and also from Eastern countries like Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Russia, Georgia, I'm sure you'll have a great time!
Good trip and don't forget to get the registrations of the planes you fly!!!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 629 times:
Swissair places restrictions on who is allowed in the cockpit for takeoff and landing, although in flight visits are never a problem. Never hurts to ask though - the worst they can do is say no.
If you are lucky, and the weather is good, Zurich is one of the best airports around for spotters. Getting to the best places requires a car, but the terrace over terminal B is also excellent. There is a bar conveniently placed to keep warm, if it's too cold
To get to the terrace, you will have to go through immigration, as it is not in the secured zone. I don't know if you need a visa for Switzerland (I doubt it), but you might want to check.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 603 times:
Shouldn't be any problem. When you leave, head for the immigration desks, which are downstairs, go through customs to the arrival hall. Go up the escalators to the departure check/in area, and if I remember right, the entrance to the terrace will be at the far corner on the right. It costs 2 francs to get in, and you will be searched.
El Al 001 From Israel, joined Oct 1999, 1063 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 552 times:
Im writing from the free internet corner in ZRH,
My flight to ZRH was so great!
There were only 130 pax on board, i'll tell you more about my exprience once i get to my final destination at FRA,
I'm about to go to the terrace and it does'nt seem so simple though!