AntonovA330 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14553 times:
Seems that due to long period of no posts, thread 29 has been shut. So here's number 30! Last threads considering LX topics included discussions whether LX will get bigger planes (favourably the A340-600) in the near future, with no official words yet though.
On another note, a Swiss newspaper today released a simulation of a near miss (simultanious T/O's on both runway 28 and 16) at ZRH which took place in March 2011: http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/zuerich/...tastrophe-entgangen/story/14775698
Some if not most of the comments by readers are rather... well let's just say not very a.net standard
Good day to you sir! Please turn left, your seat is in the first row.
LONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 634 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 14156 times:
Quoting AntonovA330 (Thread starter): On another note, a Swiss newspaper today released a simulation of a near miss (simultanious T/O's on both runway 28 and 16) at ZRH which took place in March 2011
Yikes! Controllers in the U.S. are REQUIRED to exchange traffic with both aircraft when you have one in position on intersecting runways. If this were the case, the controller might have corrected his error before it got close as well as both crews would have been more aware of what was going on.
Edelweiss begins their ZRH-TPA service on May 25th. So geil!
AntonovA330 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 14064 times:
Well take off clearance had been issued to LX1326 first, but they apparently started rolling not until some 45 seconds later while LX202W accelerated right away. ATC routinely seemed to turn their focus on other traffic. Note that the video doesn't show Dock E/Midfield properly, so the aircraft weren't visually aware of each other until both had gained already quite some speed.
Good day to you sir! Please turn left, your seat is in the first row.
lxlucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 223 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 13429 times:
Quoting atalanta89 (Reply 5): Somebody have something to share about the comfort/catering/business class?
you can't compare the EDW C-Class with the LX.
OK the IFE is the same but apart from that...
EDW is a typical leisure Carrier, that's why the prices for C-Class there are lower. (if not, fly LX!)
The seats are comfy, but not the same as the new LX one. Catering is good too, but I think you don't have the same choice as with LX. But it's not bad!
If you choose to fly EDW you need to know that it's not the same as LX and you need to make certain cut backs.
But on the other hand, you fly directly to TPA... and the FA's are more likely to be young and good looking! (IMHO )
Quote "Syriana": "Beirut, it's like Paris in the Mid-East"
DALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1581 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 13430 times:
Edelweiss operates their new A 330-300 to TPA, so C-class is quite up to date. I believe it's comparable with the older style C-class on LX. I would certainly prefer this service ZRH-TPA above ZRH-MIA just because you save a lot of time, and quality is likely to be better than any US carrier TATL C-class.
flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,AB6. Next flights AMS-ZRH-AMS on
LXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2104 posts, RR: 4 Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13065 times:
Quoting DALCE (Reply 7): Edelweiss operates their new A 330-300 to TPA, so C-class is quite up to date. I believe it's comparable with the older style C-class on LX. I would certainly prefer this service ZRH-TPA above ZRH-MIA just because you save a lot of time, and quality is likely to be better than any US carrier TATL C-class.
You can compare it with the old Swissair / SWISS Business Class found on the A332's. On their A332 which they received from SWISS they took over the sames seats however reduced the seat pitch by adding another row of seats in the forward compartment.
B738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 473 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12354 times:
Today I received a email from SQ that on the 2nd August 2012 it's the 40th Anniversary ZRH-SIN. They also added a very interesting link to a short movie:
Quote: Dear Mr XX,
40 years ago, on 2 August 1972, Singapore Airlines commenced its flight operations from Zurich to Singapore. From our very first flight, we have been striving to delight our passengers in everything we do, and to provide them with an inflight experience that even other airlines talk about.
Celebrate this special occasion with us and take advantage of very attractive fares in Business Class now. We have selected 10 top destinations in Asia which are available from CHF 4’000* all-in.
Book your seat at our "40 Years Anniversary Special" and look forward to an extraordinary travel experience.
More information about our 40 Years Anniversary activities will be featured in the upcoming newsletters.
General Manager Switzerland
Singapore Airlines Ltd.
ManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 2971 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11895 times:
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Swiss is to issue 650 iPads to their maitre de cabine:
SWISS’s 650 maîtres de cabine are being provided with iPads to ease their overall workload. The devices, which will begin to be issued this month, will simplify the tasks and duties of the airline’s cabin services directors before, during and after the flight. They will also permit the abolition of the traditional printed manuals, with associated environmental benefits in both paper- and aircraft weight-saving terms.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5540 posts, RR: 40 Reply 15, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11447 times:
Quoting Semaex (Reply 12): One uneducated question: Is "maître de cabine" the official word for "flight attendant" in Switzerland, or is it something like a trademark only SWISS uses?
Already Swissair used this word. Other airlines call them purser. Though Maître de Cabine is the chief of cabin and not a word for a normal flight attendant. "Maître" is french an means chief, master, head, boss.
PhilInBRN From Sweden, joined Jun 2009, 234 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11218 times:
Quoting vegas005 (Reply 14): Typical Swiss horrible pricing CHF 7'151.20 return for a family of 4 on a "charter" airline...what a joke!
The difference in Y class from LX to WK is in my opinion very small. I guess prices just show the high demand there is in the Switzerland-US market in late July and early August (it is for example hard to find flights to NYC for anything less than CHF 1400 per person).
Later in August there are plenty of options to fly for CHF 990 per person.
mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2009 posts, RR: 14 Reply 21, posted (11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 10902 times:
Edelweiss longhaul Business Class is more like a glorified Eco+ product, nothing to do with LX Business.
Paying >CHF 7'000 to fly in that seat - ABSOLUTELY NOT! If for the same money you can go to TPA on a combo of LX transatlantic and a transfer connection on another carrier then that's the way to go. Consider buying something like ZRH-MIA as one ticket and the MIA-TPA as a separate ticket, that may turn out way cheaper
mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2009 posts, RR: 14 Reply 22, posted (11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10408 times:
Very odd experience the other day: I was landing on board Emirates' afternoon flight in Zurich on runway 14, and as we rolled off the runway I saw how a number of widebody planes (Air Canada, some Swiss A330/A340, etc) were preparing to depart from runway 32 - opposite the landing direction. Is this common'? Or was this just the moment when they "turned around" the configuration, and my plane was the last to land?
OlafW From Switzerland, joined Jul 2009, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10363 times:
There is a time during the afternoon where no planes are scheduled to land for about half an hour, and during this time some planes are taking off to the north. Apparently it is wind permitting, but I've seen that happening some times even when the other runways were in normal use. Looking at the schedule, it seems that the EK flight is one of the last ones to arrive before this gap, so this may have been the case for you. Just wondering about the widebody thing, I have only once seen one take off there during the day.