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Edelweiss To Tampa, FL (TPA) Starts May 25  
User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1100 posts, RR: 8
Posted (1 year 11 months ago) and read 5850 times:

Edelweiss Air's new ZRH-TPA flight starts today. The first flight, WK 4, is currently en-route. A/C is an A330-300 reg HB-JHQ.

Scheduled arrival time is 5:15PM today, however, it will probably arrive a bit later since it left ZRH about 30 min late.

I really hope this flight works out, it'd be great to have a successful new service for once.

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User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5730 times:

Thanks for the info. I had been looking for this flight, but was unable to find it on several different flight tracking sources. I'm looking forward to meeting the new bird at TPA.

User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3134 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5718 times:

Take pics and post them.


Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1100 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

Yes departed ZRH at 13:28 LT. Will have a better idea on the ETA once the A/C is in US airspace. TPA website and Edelweiss's website are both unhelpful with that regard.

User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5637 times:

Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 3):
Yes departed ZRH at 13:28 LT. Will have a better idea on the ETA once the A/C is in US airspace. TPA website and Edelweiss's website are both unhelpful with that regard.

True, but both indicate that the flight is "on time".

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 2):
Take pics and post them.

I've got my camera with me and will head to the airport this afternoon. Will post pics here tonight.


User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5482 times:

FlightAware now is showing the flight with an ETA of 5:46pm EDT:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/EDW4


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5407 times:
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I hope they get their website and bookling system up and running. Just over a year ago I tried to book Edelweiss's new YVR-ZRH service for a trip to Switzerland. Website was useless, and the only phone number was in Zurich. I ended up booking AC through Toronto. It worked, but I really wanted the non-stop and would have paid a little more for it.

Good luck to them anyway. I'll try again if another opportunity comes up -- but I wasn't impressed.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlinepeanuts From Netherlands, joined Dec 2009, 1411 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5366 times:

Which gate? Next to BA?


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User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5365 times:

Quoting peanuts (Reply 7):
Which gate? Next to BA?

Yes, F88 is the assigned gate. BA will be at gate F90, scheduled to arrive around 4:15pm.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5958 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5251 times:

I told the folks at my eye doctor to GET ME OUTTA HERE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE ------Exactly 24 hours ago. It was raining like crazy!!!!

[Edited 2012-05-25 12:40:58]


Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24080 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

Quoting Arrow (Reply 6):
I hope they get their website and bookling system up and running. Just over a year ago I tried to book Edelweiss's new YVR-ZRH service for a trip to Switzerland. Website was useless, and the only phone number was in Zurich. I ended up booking AC through Toronto. It worked, but I really wanted the non-stop and would have paid a little more for it.

Flights are codeshared with LX. You can easily book on the LX website.


User currently offlineArrow From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 2675 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5128 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
Flights are codeshared with LX. You can easily book on the LX website.

Tried that route -- no joy. It's probably OK now; this was 18 months ago.



Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
User currently offlineDL752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

I have a few pics. I'll post when I get home.
What a beautiful bird!

DL752


User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1100 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Here's a little video I took of its arrival. Good-looking bird!

http://youtu.be/7LU4_LUcza4


User currently offlineDL752 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 174 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4580 times:









A beautiful plane.

DL752


User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4476 times:

Here are a couple shots of the arrival:



Inagural flight; Zurich to Tampa; 5/25/12


User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4435 times:
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Great pics you guys! Thanks for posting. Love the Edelweiss livery!

I hope this turns out to be a big success for them and TPA.

Has anyone tried Edelweiss' Business class or longhaul Y?


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4402 times:

Hi all

Thanks for posting the photos and links of the inaugural EDW Flight to TPA!!! Simply wonderful shots  
Quoting laca773 (Reply 16):
Has anyone tried Edelweiss' Business class or longhaul Y?

@laca773; amadeuce posted a Video TR    Click here    Enjoy while watching... he got upgrade to Business!!

Back to topic: Does anyone know why it has a delay of 1h45min? Schedule landing here in ZRH is 10.15 and actual 11.59 (times are local ZRH)



Next Flt: ZRH-SAW-ALA Rtn on (5-13.April.14)
User currently offlineFormerflyer31 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3811 times:

I am really happy to see new international service out of Tampa. To my mind, there still isn't enough "heavy" traffic out of TPA. Understandable though, since most of the business traffic in Florida seems to come into and out of Orlando and Miami.

User currently offlinemjlewis From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3680 times:

Wish I was back home in TPA to see this! Is it going to only be seasonal or will I maybe be able to catch it when I go home for a visit in August?


Flying runs in the family : )
User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1100 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting mjlewis (Reply 19):
Wish I was back home in TPA to see this! Is it going to only be seasonal or will I maybe be able to catch it when I go home for a visit in August?

It was originally seasonal, but Edelweiss announced a few weeks ago that it will be year around!


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5958 posts, RR: 17
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3412 times:

Not bad!!

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4789/edit2m.jpg

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2876/edit1zp.jpg

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6813/edit3o.jpg



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 866 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

Do they still fly MCO as well? Wonder how that makes sense to serve both airports.

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5958 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Quoting fpetrutiu (Reply 22):

No, they no longer fly to MCO That flight was temperary because I think they suspended Tokyo after the quake & they had an extra plane



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1138 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

Nice pics guys and glad to see new International service at my home airport of TPA. I am almost positive this is the first A-330 scheduled service to TPA, perhaps first Airbus widebody for that matter, though would not be surprised if a few have visited before on Charters or for MTC at Pemco.

Congrats Tampa International

LGA777


25 mjlewis : Anyone know what the loads were like?
26 727LOVER : I was wondering that earler today. Im not 100% sure what LTU flew in here. I did witness the Air Luxor A333 subbing for BA
27 andytb77 : Local news reports said Flight 4 inbound to TPA had 280, while the outgoing flight 5 to ZRH had 180. Apparently, Edelweiss was happy with the early s
28 NASCARAirforce : When there is weather at MCO, TPA sees Airbus widebodies - you guys got the Virgin A330 last March 31 due to storms over MCO. The Lufthansa A330 and
29 laca773 : Thanks for the link, B738UIA. I enjoyed the great video about the C cabin on EW. Well done!
30 sandrozrh : Was that EDW004? We followed them all across the atlantic before we headed into JFK and they tracked further south, I suspected it might have been the
31 shilenb : Excellent news for TPA. TPA is a good alternative to MCO. Could we see any other European airlines operating to TPA other than ED and BA?
32 NASCARAirforce : Air France is pulling out of MCO in the fall, maybe they could try TPA with a smaller plane like an A330-200 2-3 days a week - however that might hur
33 Post contains images DL752 : It was! How neat! DL752 [Edited 2012-05-27 07:10:13]
34 andytb77 : I think the primary focus for the CEO at TPA is to get flights from Central and South America. There's a Cayman Airways flight once daily, but that's
35 Post contains links and images phatfarmlines : Not quite first scheduled Airbus widebody: Going back on the 90's time machine - CO flew the A-300B4 through the mid-90's as scheduled flights on TPA
36 peanuts : Although I am very happy for TPA to have gained this service, let's also not get carried away here with talk about future capacity to far and away lan
37 Post contains links and images 727LOVER : Is Cayman daily? I thought it was 4 days a week Eastern generally flew the A300 in winter season to/from EWR Since you asked, guess there is no harm
38 NASCARAirforce : Fed Ex operates or has operated A300s and A310s too Northwest brought A330 in December 2009 for Outback Bowl charter. Not sure if any returned in Del
39 andytb77 : Good catch. The Cayman website indicates 5 days per week, with no flights Tuesday and Wednesday.
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