Teahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5377 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
I 300% agree with you about Swissair, however they are dead. No more Swissair, now it is/will be Crossair (or whatever the new airline name will be, it will definitely contain "Swiss") On March 31, 2002 the the “SR” flight number prefix will be used for the last time, being replaced with “LX”, the code for Crossair. Swissair then will only be a part of history.
I wrote an Airliners.net article about Swissair which will hopefully be put up soon.
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
Swissair (or the former SR) did have exceptional service in Business Class (I never had the opportunity to fly SR First). But, I also flew SR - LAX-ZRH, YUL-ZRH in economy, and found the service exactly as one would find it on-board BA, LH, AF and other european carriers.
The interiors on the MD-11, for one, seemed a bit out-dated, and the quality of food served was rather questionable. In all, I have flown SR 6 times. While I would place SR Business Class in the top 3 Euro Carriers, one must also look at Economy service when grading. SR, in many cases, is a bit over-rated. BUT,
that's just my personal observation.
In my opinion, and from personal experience, the one European carrier that fails to get its deserved praise is
Finnair. I have flown Finnair 3 times, and must say that this carrier not only has extremely clean and comfortable interiors, but as well exceptional in-flight service. The in-flight cuisine is absolutely wonderful.
If I had to cast a vote for my personal favourite Euro carrier, it would, without a doubt, go to Finnair.
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
Well, my vote goes for Crossair. I have been flying for some 20 times on LX services, both in Economy and Business Class and enjoyed every single flight! Their economy service is was better than in Business Class on other airlines....
I really hope that the huge expansion won't break Crossair's neck