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Expanding My Log AMS-ZRH-AMS On LX  
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 16091 times:

Dear readers,

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This Sunday I had to leave for a training course at our headquarters in ZRH.
After making a nice breakfast with hot croissants and other delicious things for my GF I had to rush to go to the Airport. I already packed my carry-on the night before, so no issues there.
Quickly I started my nice new Renault and drove off to the South. WHOOPS, I first needed to make a pit-stop and refuel my car with some fresh Diesel as otherwise I would end up somewhere on the road without gas.
I managed quickly, although not as quick as the Formula One pit stops. Now I was ready to go and got on my way to the airport. After just 55 minutes I parked my car near my office, some 300mtrs away from the main terminal building.
Online check in was already done the night before and I was the 42nd passenger to check in online. If you think of it, airlines must be very happy with this feature, as it really saves a lot of time and money on the airport itself.
As I only had my carry-on, laptop and camerabag ( yes, three pieces of hand-luggage ) I could go directly to the passport control area. The wait was only a minute or two, and soon I was airside at the airport. I had some time left to go and make some pictures.

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No special things were spotted, only a Cyprus A330, with in the distance on a remote another Cyprus Airbus, this time an A320. I assume the 320 got technical and they decided to operate the next flight with some bigger equipment.

I went to my gate D16, where already quite some passengers were queued up for security check. They only started checking when the aircraft arrived and docked to the airbridge.
I knew on forehand that it would be an Airbus 320, which is covered well in my log.
Luckily it was a registration that was not covered yet. HB-IJV was operating my flight LX729 to ZRH on this day.

Flight : LX 729
Stretch : AMS-ZRH
Date : 15-Mar-2009
Aircraft : Airbus A320-214
Msn : 2024
Registration : HB-IJV
Delivered :12-JUN-2003 to Swiss Sun, afterwards rebranded Swiss
Seat : 5F
Load : C-class 0% / Y-class 85%
Gate : D16
12th flight on the 320 and the first on this machine



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HB-IJV is a machine used to operate for Swiss Sun, which mend a slightly different interior.
Where the normal LX 320’s feature slimline seats, this bird still had an old generation “fat” seats, with audio plug in in the armrests.

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The crew on this flight existed of 3 or 4 female flight attendants. I only saw three, but AFAIK the 320 needs 4 to operate.
There were 3 rows reserved for C-class, but all C-seats remained empty on this flight.
Y-class was well filled with mostly leisure travelers who spent the weekend in Amsterdam.
I had my seat on the right side of the plane, which turned out the wrong side as well.
Stupid me, I should know that I would be having the sun constantly on my side, when travelling to the south-east during this time of the day.

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Soon push-back was commenced and we taxied towards rwy 36C which was our runway for take off. A short hold and the engines spooled up and we jumped into the skies soon.
As the weather was quite cloudy, the views were not too good but anyway I made some pictures.

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Soon service began, and with nobody in C-class it was quick and smooth. We all got served a small but tasty chocolate muffin with a hot or cold drink. Nothing special to be honest.
The captain soon came on the intercom updating us about the weather situation in Zürich which was around 10°C.

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Then the favorite part of many passengers on LX, the complementary chocolate bar was given to us. Descending through the cloudy skies was also quite smooth. In the distance we could see some snowy Alps, which was rather lovely I would say.

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Touchdown was also very comfortable and with the thrust-reversers deployed we soon had our taxi speed. Docking at the gate next to a company Airbus 320 and everybody instantly stood up from their seats, panicking to get off the plane as soon as possible. I just waited a bit and could walk off without any stress. The captain was also present at the door and greeted everybody for flying Swiss on this short flight from Amsterdam.
Since I had no checked bags with me I could just walk out to the hotel-bus which took me to the hotel.

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What was she doing at ZRH? Operating ZRH-BOS-ZRH for LX  Smile

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All in all a nice flight, but nothing really special. A new registration for my log is always nice.

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After two days of hard work Big grin it was time to go back home again. I arrived together with my collegues from Brussels, Prague and Budapest at the airport and we all said our goodbyes and left for our gates. All our flights left within 20 minutes from each other.
We queued up for security at the A-concourse. The lines were actually not too long, but still it took almost 30 minutes to get past it. Behind me in the queue was the top famous football player Ruud Gullit, most probably on a private trip. Anyway, after security I went to my gate A67 and managed to get on board with only minutes left before boarding would end.

Flight : LX 734
Stretch : ZRH-AMS
Date : 17-Mar-2009
Aircraft : Airbus A320-214
Msn : 585
Registration : HB-IJJ
Delivered :10-may-1996 to Swissair and per 31-mar-2002 in service with Swiss.
Seat : 32A
Load : C-class 100% / Y-class 90%
Gate : A67
13th flight on the 320 and the first on this machine



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When entering the Airbus I noticed that the flight was very full with 6 or 7 rows reserved for C-class all fully booked. Y-class was also rather full and I tried to make my way down the aisle of the Airbus to my seat at row 32. This particular aircraft had the newer slim-line seats which is far better that the old generation seats. Legroom was quite ok, but I had to store my carry-on under the seat in front of me, since all bins were full.

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Luckily the middle-seat remained empty, so I had some space to move around with my feet.
Soon push-back was commenced and the captain welcomed us on board the aircraft in 3 languages, English, German and French. We were assigned rwy 28 for take-off which was a comfortable 3 or 4 minute taxi. Since I had my seat on the left side, I had some great views of the Alps in the distance. It just keeps me amazed every time I see them. He! We don’t have mountains in The Netherlands! LOL!

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Clear view over Zürich and the Lake

Soon after take off we turned more north west bound and our flight path took us over France, Luxembourg, Belgium and finally The Netherlands.
Service was also good, with a beef sandwich and some drinks. Views during the cruising of the flight were restriced since the sun was constantly burning in my face, I actually closed the shade for a while. Ruud Gullit was also on this flight enjoying the views over BRU and ANR on his side of the aircraft.

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In the lower right corner the Ferry waiting for her departure to Hull, UK.

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Main Entrance of the Rotterdam Harbor

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When we started our descent just about over Antwerp, I opened the shade again and could see the coastline of the Netherlands with the entrance of the Rotterdam Harbor, Scheveningen and finally also IJmuiden. Our assigned runway was the 06, which was a almost straight in approach and a short taxi to our arrival gate.

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Our landing was a very comfortable one. The breaking started very smoothly, but suddenly we braked really hard. Still don’t know why.
Our gate D18 was not ready for us, since we arrived a couple of minutes early, so the airbridge was attached after a couple of minutes.
I grabbed my belongings and walked to the passport control. The were again huge lines with only 2 desks opened. Soon I noticed some people lining up at a closed desk, as they were just about to open this desk.
So finally it took me under 3 minutes to pass the control, where otherwise I would have been left waiting for like 30 minutes or so.
Then back to the car, and I drove off home again!

Well, this is about it for now. It is just another simple AMS-ZRH-AMS story, but I thought why not sharing it with you.
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments. Sorry for the black spot on all pics, there was some dust on the mirror of my camera  Sad
Thank you for reading!

Joost (D-ALCE)


flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 15886 times:

Hey Joost

Thanks for this little write-up. I always enjoy reading about LX, even if it's "only" a quick routine trip  Wink Where did you have your training course? At the Swiss Aviation Training facilities?

Thanks again for taking your time to share your trip with us.


User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 15827 times:

Nice trip report  

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
as otherwise I would end up somewhere on the road without gas.

It amazes me how you would be able to run out of gas in a diesel car 

/Lars

edit for spelling  Embarrassment

[Edited 2009-03-19 10:50:45]


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User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15802 times:



Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
HB-IJV was operating my flight LX729 to ZRH on this day.

I had once a flight in this airplane. That time was almost brand-new.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
We don’t have mountains in The Netherlands! LOL!

highest point: Vaalserberg 322 m (source: CIA The World Factbook). My home stands at 570 m elevation! Big grin

I really enjoyed reading your TR.

Fatmir



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15714 times:

Great report. Love the CY tail shot . Cool pic.

Nice to see LX. I miss them lol...

Nice shot of Rotterdam port. I have cruised out of there.

Thanks for the report.

OA260


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15697 times:

Hi Sandro,

I had my course at the HQ in the Obstgartenstrasse.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
Thanks again for taking your time to share your trip with us.

I like it also when others do it, so why shouldn't do it myself then  Wink

Quoting Larshjort (Reply 2):
It amazes me how you would be able to run out of gas in a diesel car

Well, you got me there  Wink

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 3):
I had once a flight in this airplane. That time was almost brand-new.

Her best days are long gone, she's ready for some new interior now  Sad

Quoting FatmirJusufi (Reply 3):
highest point: Vaalserberg 322 m (source: CIA The World Factbook). My home stands at 570 m elevation!

My home is 3,2mtr above sealevel......  Smile

Thanks for your replies!
Joost (D-ALCE)



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 15688 times:

Hi Philip,

Thanks for your reply!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Nice shot of Rotterdam port. I have cruised out of there

When I made this picture with the Ferry to Hull, I actually thought of you  Smile

Quoting OA260 (Reply 4):
Nice to see LX. I miss them lol...

haha, LOL Big grin

Cheers,
Joost (D-ALCE)



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 15547 times:

Hola Joost!

Glad to see some LX report, I haven't flown them since last month and I am already missing them. Luckily next month I am going to Berlin again and I will have my third dose of LX for this year.

The sun pictures just before landing are really nice.

Flying over the Alps on LX is a real pleasure.

Salut,

Roger



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8541 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15423 times:
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Hi Joost,

Nice report and pictures, thanks for sharing the trip with us, flying is always great, even if for work.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Luckily it was a registration that was not covered yet. HB-IJV

- Cool, always good to get a new reg in the book.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Sorry for the black spot on all pics, there was some dust on the mirror of my camera

- I'd have never noticed if you had not told us.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5167 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 15419 times:

Hoi, Joost,

great pix and an interesting read.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
and I was the 42nd passenger to check in online.

I´am always impressed about that numbers on LX.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
this bird still had an old generation “fat” seats,

But sometimes more comfortable than the stylish ones.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
What was she doing at ZRH? Operating ZRH-BOS-ZRH for LX

Same at LIS three weeks ago, lots of pax deboarding from an LH A343.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
A new registration for my log is always nice.

 checkmark 

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Main Entrance of the Rotterdam Harbor

Nice picture, that will be my departure point for a short channel cruise in May.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
It is just another simple AMS-ZRH-AMS story, but I thought why not sharing it with you.

Hey, every time it´s a unique experience.

Best regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 15358 times:
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Hi Joost, nice report! Shame we don't have mountains here though....

Regards, Martijn.



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15291 times:

Hola Roger!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Glad to see some LX report, I haven't flown them since last month and I am already missing them. Luckily next month I am going to Berlin again and I will have my third dose of LX for this year.

It seems LX is quite popular here with us a.nutters  Smile
Make sure you make a report on your trip to Berlin!
It was only my first for this year, last flights were back in December on FR to STN.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 7):
The sun pictures just before landing are really nice.

It was the main reason to sit on this side of the plane. I just love sunset pics when flying!

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Flying over the Alps on LX is a real pleasure.

Absoutely, only pity when flying to ZRH is that you can only see them in the distance, and not flying over them  Smile

Hi Mark,

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 8):
- Cool, always good to get a new reg in the book.

Absolutely, it were my 11nd and 12th flight on LX, and also the 12th different registration!
Good score I think! Haven't always been lucky with various LH birds covered more than once!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 8):
- I'd have never noticed if you had not told us.

I was actually quite angry with myself, only noticing when I was home already  Sad


Gruezii Markus!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):
I´am always impressed about that numbers on LX

Their online check-in is just very convient, far better than airport check in, even when using the machines available!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):
But sometimes more comfortable than the stylish ones.

Not on LX for me, I prefer the slimline seats to be honest.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):
Same at LIS three weeks ago, lots of pax deboarding from an LH A343.

That's quite a big bird for the FRA-LIS flight I must say. The 343's are not used too often within Europe on LH. Perhaps since they parked some AB6's they had to send the 343 as only available machine with enough seats.

Hi Martijn,

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 10):
Hi Joost, nice report! Shame we don't have mountains here though....

Thanks!
I agree it is a pity, but on the other hand it keeps them special for us lowland people Big grin

Thank you al for your comments!
Joost (D-ALCE)



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15209 times:

Hi Joost!
How's life?! Long time ago that we saw a report of your hands online here  Smile Good to see one, on your own carrier, LX!
With such an empty C class to ZRH, you're not possible to move to the front?  Wink Great pics, I guess you are quite happy with the camera? I think it's time for me to take a LX flight myself again, last ones are years ago now,... done quite some rides on the white cross planes. And a new Renault.... guess you had promotion lately ?  Wink But remember, nothing beats my Swift  Silly

Groeten!
Eric



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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2471 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15208 times:

Hi Joost,

Great TR!

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
After making a nice breakfast with hot croissants and other delicious things for my GF

What a sweetheart. Your GF must be the luckiest one in the world.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 14952 times:

Hi Eric,

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
Long time ago that we saw a report of your hands online here Good to see one, on your own carrier, LX!

Last one was in December, so quite a while ago. My agenda just explodes at the moment. Also other priorities keep me from flying.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
With such an empty C class to ZRH, you're not possible to move to the front?

Unfortunately not, although I did not ask for it either.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
Great pics, I guess you are quite happy with the camera?

Well, I could use some tips here and there. Still the quality is not what I want to achieve, but it's getting better.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 12):
And a new Renault.... guess you had promotion lately ? But remember, nothing beats my Swift

It should be nice to test on the 400mtr sprint  Smile

Hi Akhmad,

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 13):
Great TR

Thanks!

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 13):
What a sweetheart. Your GF must be the luckiest one in the world.

I do my best  Smile

Cheers,
Joost (D-ALCE)



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14828 times:



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 9):

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
this bird still had an old generation “fat” seats,

But sometimes more comfortable than the stylish ones.

However, the ex-Swiss Sun aircraft have the nose camera, which is a big plus (if the captain switches it on)  Smile.



WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1687 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 14735 times:



Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 15):
However, the ex-Swiss Sun aircraft have the nose camera, which is a big plus (if the captain switches it on) .

Which he didn't  Sad
Good info though, I didn't know that. Thanks!

Joost(D-ALCE)



flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14548 times:



Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments.

Thanks for the nice report, the pictures of are great- especially the ones of CYPRUS Airways.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 11):
It seems LX is quite popular here with us a.nutters



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
I always enjoy reading about LX

Sorry guys for the question... But whats so special on LX? I don't get it. Maybe it's only me. Confused

Choose last time swiss over LH on an intra-european scheduled flight in Eco. Very well trained and experienced crew for sure. But the service?! No blankets or pillows (according to the crew only in Biz), ultra long-life pre-packed sandwich, no newspapers or magazines, no wine or alcoholic drinks available (also not to buy), headrest-covers only in Biz and not in Eco (looked very strange). One thing that nobody could tell me, the A320 was equipped with video-screens but not with an audio-system- is this normal?! Still waiting after 3month of a reply from customer service department.  Sad  down 
On the other hand, LH is offering freshly produced sandwiches, free booze champagne , free newspapers, pillows and blankets on request. up 

So, whats so special on this carrier?


User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3428 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14479 times:



Quoting Debonair (Reply 17):
On the other hand, LH is offering freshly produced sandwiches, free booze

Errr, the same on LX, and no, the sandwiches are not 3 months old. To be honest, the service level of LH and LX on european flights is exactly the same, but i find LX's crews to be more friendly and welcoming compared to LH's often robotic crews. On intercontinental flights, i find LX to be ahead of LH in many ways, but that's just my opinion.

There must be a reason why there are so many LX fans around here. If LH was so much better than LX, these people would chose to fly Lh rather than LX.


User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1457 posts, RR: 33
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14458 times:

Thanks for sharing this trip with us and hope you didn't work too hard in Zurich  Wink

I was amused by your pit stop comment! IMO those old style seats are rather good, in a way I prefer them. It's feels like you're sitting in a big comfy armchair.

The photos of the Alps are nice as always and the one of the power station looks like Leibstadt, with the Rhine just on the CH/D border.

I'm looking forward to my next LX flight in 10 days, business upgrade included  Smile

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 offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 14420 times:



Quoting Debonair (Reply 17):
So, whats so special on this carrier?

Don't get offended but I find everything is special on LX. Logo, service, food...
I'm a LX fan among a lot of the others here in a.net.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 1):
I always enjoy reading about LX, even if it's "only" a quick routine trip

Me too.  thumbsup 

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 19):
I'm looking forward to my next LX flight in 10 days, business upgrade included  

What route? Or you just want to keep it secret?

Fatmir



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently offlineLXfan From France, joined Feb 2009, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 14199 times:

Thanks for this trip report !

It's a shame... but haven't fly Swiss this year...

Last months, Edelweiss operated daily one LX flight to AMS... Is it still the same ? I'm curios about the Edelweiss product !

I also like flying with LH, the product is very good. They are also more generous with the miles in economy ! But thanks the new business fare politic, I fly only Swiss business since a few months !

In long range, Swiss is really better than LH, i was really disappointed with LH !


User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 23 hours ago) and read 14134 times:



Quoting LXfan (Reply 21):
I'm curios about the Edelweiss product !

It has more than a year when Kuoni Travel who owned WK (Edelweiss Air), sold operating rights to LX. I have flown twice with them in Y. Their service and meals were awesome (comparing with other Y Class services). It has one of the best liveries around here in Europe (my opinion).
Ultimately, it's SWISS PRODUCT.  thumbsup 

Fatmir



DO FLIGHTS. NOT FIGHTS.
User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 17 hours ago) and read 14020 times:

Hi Joost!

Nice detailed TR as always. Thanks for sharing, even though it's a usually flight. But reading your TRs and about LX is always a pleasure.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Quickly I started my nice new Renault

Uuuh, it's squealing  Wink

BTW, has KL a 737 with retro livery? It's visible on your outbound push back pic.

Cheers,
Stefan


User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13857 times:

Hello Joost,

Very nice report and some great pictures. Thanks for sharing! I also liked your apron pics of AMS and ZRH - viewing some pictures of airport action is always nice.

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
Then the favorite part of many passengers on LX, the complementary chocolate bar was given to us.

Yes, that's my favourite part as well when flying Swiss.  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Thread starter):
I had some great views of the Alps in the distance. It just keeps me amazed every time I see them.

The Alps are always a great sight. I also think they are really impressive - even if they are not too far away from the place where I live.

Regards
Christoph


25 DALCE : Well it is a matter of taste I think. Every person has their own value points and the total gives a view of the quality one grades. I think LX and LH
26 Globetraveller : Hi there Joost. A truly delightful trip report with numerous excellent pictures and just the right amount of detail. Some of the pictures of the mount
27 DALCE : Thanks! Really appreciate it! Back home I already edited some pics, but since I was eager to get the report online I first did that Thanks for your o
28 Wouwout : AFAIK both Paphos and Larnaca are destinations from AMS, on certain days of the week.
29 PlaneHunter : Hi Joost, nice report, finally found the time to read! A330 instead of A320 - you can't complain about such an equipment change. Probably they tried t
30 DALCE : Interesting info, did not know this That's a good one! 330's are still missing in my log I found the LH sandwiches also not the freshest possibe. And
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