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User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12273 times:

Welcome to another TR. I was in ZRH for a weekend to visit a friend. Usually I fly from PAD, but this time I was flying from HAJ to take advantage of flying one new airline (LX), one new airport (ZRH) and three new routes (HAJ-ZRH, ZRH-MUC, MUC-HAJ). After reading some TRs of fellow A.netter OA260 I was excited to my first LX experience.

Flight: LX 819
Route: HAJ-ZRH
DATE: 26. April 2008
TIME: 6:50 am
DURATION: 60 min.
A/C: A321-111
REG: HB-IOF 3rd flight on an A321, 1st on this one
SEAT: 6A
CLASS: ECONOMY


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I had checked in online the day before and arrived at the airport by car at around 5 am. I parked my car in a multi-storey car park in front of the terminal and went into the airport.

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I headed to the LH check in area and printed out my boarding pass at a self service check in kiosk. Then I handed over my bag at the quick drop off counter. The agent advised me to head directly to the gates, because the check in area was already crowded, maybe due to the Hanover exhibition. So I went to passport control and security in front of gate 3 and lined up at the end of the queue. All passengers in this queue were going to ZRH, because behind the controls was only the gate room 3. After 20 minutes I was through and took a seat in the gate room. From the gate room I had a good view onto the apron, which was quiet on this early morning.

Omni Air International DC 10-30:
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Swiss HB-IOF waited for boarding to ZRH. Behind were some regional jets prepared for their morning flights. AF Regional, Cimber Air CRJ 200, Austrian Arrows F100, LH Regional ATR 72-500 operated by Contact Air and a LOT.
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Boarding started at 6:25. First were the passengers for the rear part of the cabin called to board.

Next to us a LH A321 to FRA was boarding, too:
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Our crew:
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Once greeted by the cabin crew aboard I stowed my backpack in the overhead bin and took my seat 6A. First the two seats next to me kept free. After boarding was completed a man from the full row behind me changed into 6C. Load was an empty business class and ca 90 % in economy, most of them Indians. The man next to me was connecting to BOM, as I saw from his boarding pass.

A KL F70 departed to AMS:
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Our crew consisted of three female and one male f/a. The two older ladies serving the front cabin talked French together, but also perfect English and German to the guests. All announcements were made in French, German and English. The safety demo was played on the overhead screens. Then the captain welcomed us on the speakers and predicted us a short 45 minutes duration. DAMN, I paid for 1h 20 min. Big grin
We taxied to the runway with no aircraft in front of us and started a fast take off.

Shortly after take off:
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Soon the cabin crew started their service. Breakfast was a tasty muffin and an orange juice:
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The aircraft gave a neat impression and the cabin was clean. It looked like a new aircraft, but later I found out, that this machine was built and delivered to Swissair in 1995.

The legroom was roomy (I'm 1,82 meters tall):
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Over the black forest:
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I like it when there are screens on middle haul aircrafts. We saw some funny comedies and the map view:
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Nice feature. Overview of ZRH airport and the gates of our connecting pax (sorry for the low quality):
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Shortly before descending into ZRH a f/a came around with some swiss chocolate. Due to the European soccer championship the chocolate looked like a soccer ball:  Smile
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The alps:
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Approaching over the lake of Zurich:
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Zurich:
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The landing was smooth and we taxied to our gate A74.

Disembarking:
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Our aircraft:
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Nice welcome to Switzerland:
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Most pax were transits, so when I came to passport control there was nobody in line. I collected a stamp of Switzerland to my passport and went to the baggage claim, where my bag was already on the carousel. I headed out into the empty arrivals hall and waited some minutes for my friend to pick me up.

Zurich is very beautiful city. It was my second time there, but the first time I arrived by a plane. Here are a few pics of Zurich.
View from a bar on the top of a building:
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Old town:


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Zurich by night:
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Funny for us Germans, because in Germany it's now forbidden to smoke in bars and restaurants: Big grin
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After two nice days in Zurich it was time to head home. My flight was departing at 8 pm, but my friend drove me to the airport at 3:30 pm, because I wanted to explore the (for me new) airport.

After arriving at the airport I first checked in at the empty business class counters as I am a Star Alliance Silver Card holder:
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My friend advised me to ask for a F seat for a better view, because after take off all aircrafts make a turn over the lake of Zurich and on my flight to MUC are the alps all the way on the right side. So I took his advice. In consideration of a 30 minutes transit time in MUC the agent stuck a "hot tag" on my bag. It should show the ground handling crew the short connection and to work on it fast. But from my time I worked as a student at FRA baggage transportation I knew that it wouldn't work always. I doubted to see my bag again at HAJ.

Economy check in area with check in kiosks:
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After checking in we had a coffee at the Starbucks, because we were a bit dozy due to the long night before  Wink
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Then we headed to the observation deck. My friend managed to get free access, because he is an employee of the Lufthansa group.

Some views from the observation deck:
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Hello, who is on the phone?  Silly
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A Contact Air Fokker 100 arrived:
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Three aircrafts on one shot: Austrian Arrows Fokker 100 (OE-LVI the same I saw the day before in HAJ), a departing AB 320 and an approaching aircraft in the background:
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An empty Emirates Sky Cargo A310-300 arrived:
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After a while we left the observation deck and I said goodbye to my friend. Then I went to passport control:
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I wandered around and bought some chocolate for my colleagues in the duty free shop.

The shopping area:
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Spacious gastronomy area:


I went downstairs to the train bringing be to the E-gates:
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In the train you can hear some alp yodelling, cows, sheep and alp horns from the speakers.

At the E gates I tried to make some photos, but the steel construction balked my view:
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After riding back to the main terminal I headed to the lounge:
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Upstairs is the longest served airport lounge bar in the world:
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Besides is a nice gallery of their members:
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And my two airlines for the currently trip:
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After some coffee I went downstairs and settled into the comfy leather sofas. The lounge was not too busy:
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Flight: LH 3749
Route: ZRH-MUC
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 8 pm
DURATION: 50 min.
A/C: 737-530
REG: D-ABII (named after the city of Loerrach) 12th flight on a Boeing 737, 1st on this one
SEAT: 21F
CLASS: ECONOMY


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Boarding was scheduled for 7:35 pm. At 7 pm I left the lounge and went to security. Within 4 minutes I was through. My assigned gate was A3. Before I went to my gate I wandered around the 70ies gates to take some photos:
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On the apron was a Cirrus Airlines Dornier 328-110 with advertisement for the airport of FMO on the tail:
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Then I went back to the bus gates. The waiting area is upstairs. When boarding was announced I went downstairs to gate A03:
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A bus parked in front of our gate. Then boarding started with showing our passports and boarding passes and entering the bus. The bus drove us to a remote position, where D-ABII was waiting:
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The bus driver opened all doors and everyone rushed to the stairway at the front door, though the rear door was open as well. As I had my seat in the last row, I walked to the rear door and was greeted by a friendly female f/a.

View from my seat:
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Boarding was completed quickly and the doors were closed. Load was about 60 %. The seats next to me kept free. The captain welcomed us aboard and predicted a duration of 40 minutes. We left the position, which was next to the runway and had a short taxi to the beginning of the runway.

While taxiing:
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And take off:
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Beautiful view of sunset over Zurich thanks to the hint of my friend:


Sunset over the alps:
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The cabin crew (three female f/a) started their service and we all got some chocolate and I opted for a tomato juice with salt and pepper.
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During the flight the captain came on the speakers again and mentioned that we were flying over the city of Fuessen. So I looked outside and tried to find the Neuschwanstein castle. Here it is, sorry for the poor quality:
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Cabin shot during the flight:
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When we started our approach into MUC it was getting dark outside. I could see the illuminated Allianz Arena, Munich's soccer stadium. Munich has two soccer teams. When it is blue illuminated, 1860 Muenchen is playing. Today it was red illuminated, means 1 FC Bayern was playing. You can see the red illuminated stadium over the wing (sorry again for the poor quality):
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We landed and taxied to our gate G48 at terminal 2, which is the outermost gate at the terminal. This means it was the first gate at the terminal from the runway and we had only a short taxi, but I had to walk through the entire terminal to get to my new gate.

Arrival at G48:
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I disembarked the aircraft at 8:50 pm. Boarding for my next flight was scheduled for 8:55 pm. After entering the terminal I saw on the info screen, that my gate to HAJ has changed from G34 to G22:
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Switzerland is a non-Schengen country, so I had to deal with the passport control before rushing down the long terminal to gate G22. I reached the gate at 8:58, but boarding hadn't started yet. While I was relaxing a bit I looked outside to the aircraft and thinking about if my bag would make the transit.

Flight: LH 1032
Route: MUC-HAJ
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 9:25 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 5 min.
A/C: A320-211
REG: D-AIPP (named after the city of Starnberg) 5th flight on a A320, 1st on this one
SEAT: 27A
CLASS: ECONOMY


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Boarding started 15 minutes behind schedule. The load was around 100 %, because I couldn't see any free seat in economy. I don't know the load in business, because I was sitting in the second last row of the cabin.

The captain welcomed us aboard and announced some minutes delay for departure, but we would be in HAJ on time. What finally had been correct. We left the gate some minutes behind schedule and taxied out to the runway. After two arriving LH jets it was our turn and we took off. Soon after the seat belt signs were switched off the cabin crew started their beverage service. I had a water, because I had to drive car later.

Cabin shot:
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The remain flight was uneventful. Outside it was dark. I expected an descent over the city of Hanover, but we were descending from the west and there was nothing to see outside. We arrived HAJ on time and parked at gate 4 at 10:30 pm. This was the last flight for the crew today and I wished them a nice end of work. I was the last passenger to disembark and went down to the carousel, where all other pax were already waiting for their baggage. When the carousel started and the bags came out I was looking for my bag, but it didn't came out. But some other passengers were waiting as well for their bags. I began already searching sticker of my baggage tag that I got at the check in desk in ZRH. But suddenly my bag came out together with the crew baggage.

Baggage claim:
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Lucky I headed to the multi-storey car park and paid the parking fee. Then I went upstairs and found my Volvo waiting for me.
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Route: HAJ-BFE
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 11 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 10 min.
CAR: VOLVO 960
REG: BI-******** 260,000 KM on this car
SEAT: 1A
CLASS: LUXURY

The ride home was smooth, as there was not much traffic on the highway A2 (Warschauer Allee/ Warszawanese Avenue) and I was at home shortly after midnight.

EPILOGUE:
The visit to ZRH was great. All flights were good and all crews were friendly. My first flight with LX was excellent and I am looking forward to fly with them again. ZRH airport is very worth to see, modern and well arranged.

I hope, you enjoyed my TR. Questions and comments are appreciated.

Regards,
Stefan

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 12202 times:

Great Report - excellent photos.

I particularly like the city scenes - airplanes too of course but - bringing back many memories of my time living in Europe.


User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12139 times:

Excellent TR!

I like the pictures of Zürich, it looked like a nice city indeed. I was surprised that LX served a muffin on a one hour flight, the chocolate in prior to landing was a nice touch for such a short flight. LX seems to offer high quality service for a price lower than LH, is that right?

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Route: HAJ-BFE
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 11 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 10 min.
CAR: VOLVO 960
REG: BI-******** 260,000 KM on this car
SEAT: 1A
CLASS: LUXURY

Hahaha... That's hilarious

Thank you for the report.

[Edited 2008-05-04 09:03:39]


SAS Plus is Business Class made faux!
User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12081 times:

Hi Stefan,

very nice report and a great variety of pictures! Especially your departure pictures from ZRH are just great.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
maybe due to the Hanover exhibition

Do you know if this was also the reason for the large equipment (A321) Swiss was using on this flight, or does Swiss serve HAJ with the A321 regularly? I was quite surprised about that - most German airports only get the Avros or the A319/A320, as far as I know.

Regards
Christoph


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From France, joined Sep 2003, 5131 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 12078 times:

Hi, Stefan,

another great story from your point of view and lot of interesting pix as well.

It seems your not disappointed about Swiss at all!.

I´ve followed your steps at MUC, in connection from STR to VRN at the 29th.

A ride to ZRH is also covered in my schedule for July, hopefully, if nothing changes on the Belair 752.

Thanx for posting and best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 574 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 12028 times:

Very nice TR, and awesome pictures!

The thing that caught my attention is the fact that the "old" A321, delivered to SR in 1995, has the new style overhead bins. Is Swiss refitting their A32S with the new bins?

Regards,


User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11987 times:

Hola Stefan!

Thanks for another great TR covering my favorite airline, LX, and favorite European airport, ZRH.

For some unknown strange reason I am only able to view some of the pictures every time I open your TR, not aways the same, it seems to download only a few randomly  confused 

Anyway, the ones I have been able to see are very nice.

Flying LX you can never go wrong ad ZRH airport is an attraction in itself.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
ZRH airport is very worth to see, modern and well arranged

 checkeredflag   thumbsup 

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 11964 times:

Hi Stefan,
Excellent TR. I loved the photos from Zurich also. Brings back memories. Great viewing terrace at ZRH thats for sure. Love the Football chocolates.I see in the ZRH check in area they have a big advert with LX and the Greek flag !!!

Thanks for a great TR , looking forward to the next one.

OA260


User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11777 times:

Howdy Stefan!

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Then the captain welcomed us on the speakers and predicted us a short 45 minutes duration. DAMN, I paid for 1h 20 min.

Don't you just hate that! You paid a nice price for a flight and you get cheated!  rotfl 

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Due to the European soccer championship the chocolate looked like a soccer ball:

Those are just too cute!  cutie  However, I wonder if they're about the same amount as you get from the standard bars. Is it possible to sneak an extra one or more!

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Upstairs is the longest served airport lounge bar in the world:

I want to visit this bar, NOW!  hissyfit  Why can't there be anything this exciting in the US???

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Beautiful view of sunset over Zurich thanks to the hint of my friend:

WOW! Props to you and your friend! Awesome view!  bigthumbsup 

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Route: HAJ-BFE
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 11 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 10 min.
CAR: VOLVO 960
REG: BI-******** 260,000 KM on this car
SEAT: 1A
CLASS: LUXURY

How was the service on this sector? Any FAs greet you at the door and give you chocolates???  duck 

Thanks again for sharing!!!

Colin  wave 



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 11616 times:

Hey Stefan,
this is a very good trip report, thank you for sharing. A lot of good pictures!

You flew with my favorite airline from to favorite airport (LX - ZRH). This combination within Europe is unbeatable and very efficient. You saw yourself how much leg room you have onboard. These Recaro seats are so amazing; I'm in love with them!!!  cloudnine 

Once again, thank you for sharing...

Gruesse Ori


User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 11466 times:

Hi everybody! Thanks for reading my report and for all the nice replies.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 2):
I was surprised that LX served a muffin on a one hour flight, the chocolate in prior to landing was a nice touch for such a short flight. LX seems to offer high quality service for a price lower than LH, is that right?

As it was my first LX flight, I don't know what they serve else in Y. The muffin was very tasty, but other airlines serve something comparable with a meal. Therefore a muffin is a bit tiny, just in LH style. My best breakfast on an european flight until now was on LO. Just have a look to my TR: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/read.main/90845

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 3):
Do you know if this was also the reason for the large equipment (A321) Swiss was using on this flight, or does Swiss serve HAJ with the A321 regularly? I was quite surprised about that - most German airports only get the Avros or the A319/A320, as far as I know.

Hi Christoph! When looking for possible flights I was surprised as well. That was one of the reasons for me to book this flight, because I prefer the A321 more than the Avro. On the day of my trip I thought it was due to the exhibition, but later I saw on the net, that sometimes LX serves HAJ with A32S equipment on the weekends and for overnight. Means, the A32S arrives late night and departs to ZRH next early morning.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
It seems your not disappointed about Swiss at all!.

Hi Markus! No, I am not disappointed. I will fly them again as soon as possible.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
I´ve followed your steps at MUC, in connection from STR to VRN at the 29th.

So that's why I felt a bit monitored  Wink

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
A ride to ZRH is also covered in my schedule for July, hopefully, if nothing changes on the Belair 752.

I'm looking for my next trip to ZRH, too. Maybe only for a day trip.

Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 5):
Is Swiss refitting their A32S with the new bins?

I don't know that. But given to the good condition I would say the refitting is not long ago.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
For some unknown strange reason I am only able to view some of the pictures every time I open your TR, not aways the same, it seems to download only a few randomly

Hi Roger! Did you solve the problem? Has anybody else this problem?

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 6):
ZRH airport is an attraction in itself.

 checkmark  Indeed!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 7):
I see in the ZRH check in area they have a big advert with LX and the Greek flag !!!

Hi Philip! There were some other adverts as well with other flags. As you can see the Spanish flag on the pic at the business class check in area.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 8):
However, I wonder if they're about the same amount as you get from the standard bars. Is it possible to sneak an extra one or more!

The chocolate balls were massive, not hollow. You are allowed to take three. I was modest and just took one. The guy at 6C took four and the f/a asked him if he could read, because on the tray was written that three balls are allowed.

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 8):
How was the service on this sector? Any FAs greet you at the door and give you chocolates???

I wanted a whiskey cola, but the service was very poor and I just found a bottle of water  Sad The entertainment on the radio was fine and I got a warm welcome back home  Wink

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 9):
This combination within Europe is unbeatable and very efficient.

Hi Ori! I heard that ZRH makes advertisement for being the fastest connecting airport.

Thanks again for all your nice replies!!!!

Cheers,
Stefan


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 11399 times:

I am impressed by the Milka bar. It's my favourite chocolate. Nice pictures.

User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1197 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 11317 times:

Hallo Stefan!

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 10):
Did you solve the problem?

Yeah! It got solved, I've arrived early for work and had a look at your TR from my computer at my office. I guess it has to do with my computer or maybe my bandwith... anyway, all the pictures have come out and I have to admit they are really nice. Thanks.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 11148 times:

Great TR

The pics are really nice.

Thought LX served HAJ with Avros. When I was there, I just saw LX Avros. However, really nice that you got the A321.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Route: HAJ-BFE
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 11 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 10 min.
CAR: VOLVO 960
REG: BI-******** 260,000 KM on this car
SEAT: 1A
CLASS: LUXURY

LOL!!!

Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8484 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 10994 times:
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Nice report and pictures Stefan, thanks for sharing with us.

Good to see you had a good Volvo get you home, though it's a shame we have to drive home after some decent flying, nothing like a few decent drinks when you fly!

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1676 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 10762 times:

Hi Stefan,

A top quality report as I'm used from your hand! A lovely read of my two favorite airlines Big grin
Also some great pictures from downtown ZRH, I'm really looking forward in visiting the city in June ( during the EM )
Thanks for sharing!!

btw, I loved the 'flight details' of your ride home! A good laugh!!!

Cheers,
Joost ( D-ALCE )



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1447 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10601 times:

A really nice report which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. You took some great photographs, particularly of the old town in Zurich. Glad that you had such a good day.

Interesting that LX provided you with a bar of Milka chcolate on the ZRH-MUC route - I've never heard of that

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Then the captain welcomed us on the speakers and predicted us a short 45 minutes duration. DAMN, I paid for 1h 20 min.



Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Route: HAJ-BFE
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 11 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 10 min.
CAR: VOLVO 960
REG: BI-******** 260,000 KM on this car
SEAT: 1A
CLASS: LUXURY

Btw, I love your sense of humour  laughing 

Happy flying

Infodesk



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3427 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10407 times:

Hey Stefan

Great TR! Some of your excellent city pics make me a proud Zurichian Big grin Glad you enjoyed your first flights on LX, and here's to many more.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 10):
because I prefer the A321 more than the Avro.

You should give the LX Avros a try. They're all refitted with the same sleek recaro seats, and the legroom is actually better than on the A32S fleet. The 3-2 abreast seating makes them a lot more comfortable than the 3-3 configured Avros of some other airlines.

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 10):
Hi Philip! There were some other adverts as well with other flags. As you can see the Spanish flag on the pic at the business class check in area.

Their latest marketing campaign in regard of the upcoming Euro.


User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 10144 times:

Hello my dear readers!

Thanks a lot for your nice new replies and the appreciatively words!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):
though it's a shame we have to drive home after some decent flying, nothing like a few decent drinks when you fly!

Yes, usually I prefer white wine when I don't have to drive later.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 15):
I'm really looking forward in visiting the city in June

I hope to read more TRs from your hand since you are a LX staff now  Wink

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
A really nice report which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. You took some great photographs, particularly of the old town in Zurich. Glad that you had such a good day.

Thank you! My first time to Zurich was in December 2005. I was happy about the sunny weather now and to explore the old town again.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
Interesting that LX provided you with a bar of Milka chcolate on the ZRH-MUC route - I've never heard of that

I was astonished as well. Maybe they offer it only on the routes to Switzerland in style of LX.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 17):
You should give the LX Avros a try. They're all refitted with the same sleek recaro seats, and the legroom is actually better than on the A32S fleet. The 3-2 abreast seating makes them a lot more comfortable than the 3-3 configured Avros of some other airlines.

Sooner or later I will have a try, because the RJ100 is overbalanced in most German airports.

Thanks again for all replies.

Cheers,
Stefan


User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4253 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10062 times:

Stefan,

I enjoyed this report. Good to see that you enjoyed the trip! Zurich is a nice place, for sure. It's a while ago now since I visited this city, but I really should go again.
Interesting to see the A321 operating on HAJ-ZRH, I didn't expect this route to have such a demand.
Altough you got intested in LX by reading Philips's (OA260) tripreports, I think the catering in C-class is much more outstanding then what they offer in Y  Wink Anyway,... you survived and enjoyed the flights, that's what's most important for us Big grin

Gruß
Eric



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9924 times:



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 2):
LX seems to offer high quality service for a price lower than LH, is that right?

Hi LH4116! Sorry, that I didn't answer your question yet. LX is cheaper on this leg, because they offer a nonstop flight. With LH you have to connect at MUC or FRA, so more charges and taxes, I think.

I made a mixture of a LX nonstop and a LH connection in MUC. I paid € 255,- in total.
I've checked some offers for July and LX offer this flight for only € 102,- in total. LH's cheapest offer is
€ 294,44.

The parking fee in HAJ for two days was € 30,-.

Cheers,
Stefan


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9853 times:

Very interesting report with great pics, Stefan! I will fly LX for the first time in July, I don't exepct anything else but a positive experience after reading various LX reports here.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Route: HAJ-BFE
DATE: 27. April 2008
TIME: 11 pm
DURATION: 1 hour 10 min.
CAR: VOLVO 960
REG: BI-******** 260,000 KM on this car
SEAT: 1A
CLASS: LUXURY

Must be a nightmare to get the same reg EVERY DAY!  Wink


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 9659 times:

Good to hear that you enjoyed your flights to / from ZRH and your stay downtown !

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 19):
Interesting to see the A321 operating on HAJ-ZRH, I didn't expect this route to have such a demand.

A32S come during fairs at Hannover only. RJ100's are the norm.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 12):
all the pictures have come out and I have to admit they are really nice.

The pictures are hosted on photobucket and that website has limits on traffic volume per customer (per time unit). So if many A.netters display a TR, that volume limit gets reached and in turn the pictures will not show.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Omni Air International DC 10-30:

Troop charter for the BFG (British Forces in Germany) exchanging troops between the various stations in Northern Germany and Iraq. Was a regular visitor every day about 2 weeks ago; some days even 2 of these DC-10 came.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
At 7 pm I left the lounge and went to security. Within 4 minutes I was through

Such a short time to clear security is not always the norm at A-gates. Even in Business Class I had waiting times of up to 15 minutes (for the 1700h-bank of flights).

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
Lucky I headed to the multi-storey car park and paid the parking fee. Then I went upstairs and found my Volvo waiting for me.

If you possess a Credit Card, you can skip going to the automated paystations at HAJ !
Simply insert your unpaid ticket into the machine when exiting the car park and introduce a credit card afterwards.

Quoting StefanPAD (Thread starter):
ZRH airport is very worth to see, modern and well arranged.

You should consider to join the ZRH Meeting in August !
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...ms/non_aviation/read.main/1863965/
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 9358 times:

Hi PH and Holger!

Thanks for your nice replies.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 21):
Very interesting report with great pics, Stefan! I will fly LX for the first time in July, I don't exepct anything else but a positive experience after reading various LX reports here.

I wish you an enjoyable flight! I hope to read a TR of your impressions?

Quoting HT (Reply 22):
If you possess a Credit Card, you can skip going to the automated paystations at HAJ !
Simply insert your unpaid ticket into the machine when exiting the car park and introduce a credit card afterwards.

Oh, I didn't know. Thanks for info!

Quoting HT (Reply 22):
You should consider to join the ZRH Meeting in August !

Sounds interesting, but unfortunately I have no time on August 9th  Sad Are there any other meeting around?

Cheers,
Stefan


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