This flight, one of the shortest ones in Swiss’ route network, was operated by Cirrus Airlines on behalf of Swiss. It was my first time in an Embraer jet and I was enjoying it so much I forgot to take pictures. The large windows and the ample leg room turned this flight into a very enjoyable experience. The only thing I didn’t like was that only chocolate was offered, but no water. Take a look at this snack and beverage overview. In my opinion it would make more sense to offer water on short flights instead of chocolate, because that chocolate doesn’t taste very good if one’s mouth is dry.
Friday, 27 October 2006
scheduled departure time: 2030
scheduled arrival time: 0005
Again I didn't take any pictures . This flight was completely uneventful, so I don't know what else to write about it except that the Embraer 170 is my new favourite plane.
LX is a reliable and professional airline, but a more diversified meal choice wouldn't be a bad idea. The OA flight wasn't bad either, but I couldn't understand a word the flight attendant or the pilot were saying.
That was it, I hope you enjoyed it. In my next trip report I'll try to give some more detailed descriptions if that is desired. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Meine dispatcher says there's something wrong mit deine Kabel?
Nickbbu From Romania, joined Jan 2007, 185 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9777 times:
Good thing to write the TR now, even if you took this trip quite a while ago. I will do the same soon, posting a TR from 2006 Sep-Oct.
That personalized chocolate is really interesting, I haven't seen anything like it before. Did you enjoy it?
Nice pictures! They brought back my memories from Greece.
FLIEGER67 From UK - England, joined Sep 2003, 5238 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 9638 times:
with homeport STR, its always nice to read STR reports from another point of view.
Time changes, Swiss is now back into STR with RJ100 equipment.
I enjoyed the pix of your greek vacation, some points to remember for me.
There is no terrace at ATH like you stated, next time, give McD. a try and enjoy it!.
SandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9364 times:
Nice, but brief TR. No drinks on the STR-ZRH flight is indeed poor, i even got water on a Golden Air Saab340 flight from TMP to HEL, which is about 25mins flying time, but with LX being back in STR with their own equipment, this has hopefully changed. About the meal service on ZRH-ATH: Meal services can be quite a lottery and it is very possible to be unlucky enought to get the same meal twice on the inbound and outbound flight, as there's usually a number of meals for a certain destination, which are bound to repeat themselves after a while. The same has happened to me before, last time on AY ZRH-HEL-ZRH when i was served the exact same meal on both the inbound and outbound flight It doesn't really bother me however, even at home you start eating the same things all over again after a certain period of time
BA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8704 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 9045 times:
Nice report, short but fine.
Quoting SkyGourmet (Thread starter): It was my first time in an Embraer jet and I was enjoying it so much I forgot to take pictures. The large windows and the ample leg room turned this flight into a very enjoyable experience
Infodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1495 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8986 times:
Enjoyable report, sometimes pictures speak louder than words. Really liked your snaps of Greece. I agree that a drink should be served on the STR-ZRH flights, particularly with the liquid restrictions being what they are nowadays.
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INNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3782 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 8975 times:
I really enjoyed reading your TR, and maybe I am a minority, but I found the non-av pics even more amazing.... IMO it makes a perfect trip report if the reader gets to see the local sights and highlights, outside the airports!
Which, and this absolutely infuriated me, I didn't get on EITHER of my flights with LX back in March. On LX23 they ran out (I was in the last row) and on LX22 a week later, they simply didn't have them on board.
I was so dissapointed!
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