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Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss  
User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2926 posts, RR: 4
Posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10210 times:
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Seems that, as of March 31st, Swiss is switching one of their daily Zurich-JFK rotations over to Eidelweiss, the carrier's leisure-based subsidiary.

The 1pm departure from ZRH and the 6pm departure from JFK will now be operated by an Eidelweiss Airbus a330-300 aircraft.

I'm interested as to why they are switching a route that I would think has high business traffic over to an aircraft with an inferior business product. Either way, it will be nice to see a new tail at JFK.


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 10067 times:

Could this be only temporarily till another 330 delivered?

I looked up a random data (may 31 2013) there it is again a SWISS flight. As I said above they probably have a 330 shortage for a few weeks.

[Edited 2012-12-27 01:54:24 by SA7700]

User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2180 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10021 times:

It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews due to shortage of LX crews.

User currently offlineLufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10007 times:

According to a friend of mine at LX, only 1x maybe 2x per week will be operated by Edelweiss.

However, the aircraft will still be an LX aircraft- only the crews are coming from Edelweiss, including cockpit. Why they are doing this I have no idea, and neither does my source.



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 576 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9898 times:

As per Galileo, these are the schedules:

123.567 ZRH JFK 0950 1235 LX 16 333
...4... ZRH JFK 0950 1235 @LX 16 333
...4... ZRH JFK 1300 1550 LX 14 333
123.567 ZRH JFK 1300 1550 @LX 14 333

123.567 JFK ZRH 1810# 0800 @LX 17 333
...4... JFK ZRH 1810# 0800 LX 17 333
123.567 JFK ZRH 2100# 1050 LX 15 333
...4... JFK ZRH 2100# 1050 @LX 15 333

Flight numbers proceeded by @ being operated by Edelweiss

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews

Might be the case, as when asking availability, there are F-seats. Edelweiss aircraft have no F.



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User currently offlineSRforever From Switzerland, joined Dec 2006, 129 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 9716 times:

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews due to shortage of LX crews.

Indeed it is:

http://www.swiss.com/agent_news/en/D...pdates/Timetable_News_Summer13.pdf


User currently offlineLONGisland89 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 8651 times:

Called this back in September  LX ZRH-JFK Operated By WK Crew (by LONGisland89 Sep 24 2012 in Civil Aviation)#1

User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 2926 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6821 times:
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Quoting SRforever (Reply 5):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 4):
Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 3):

Thanks for clearing that up! It makes sense to share the crews.

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 6):

Whoops, sorry I didn't see that!



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User currently offlineinfiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 615 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5800 times:

Is this move financially motivated ?

User currently offlineQantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5333 times:

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 8):

Is this move financially motivated ?

?....

As mentioned already, it is due to a temporary shortage of LX crews.



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