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Egyptian Holiday (1): Loosing My Virginity On LX  
User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12500 times:

INTRODUCTION

Hello fellow A.netters,

It was mid May 2009. The excitement of visiting an exotic country kept holding my partner and me for days after returning from our spring holiday. Even though we would not be able to travel abroad until the beginning of September due to our busy agenda, we were looking forward to making a travel arrangement to an another exotic destination we had never been to.

While browsing through our wish-list, we came across Egypt. The country of the pyramids, sphinx, mummies and The Valley of The Kings which we were eager to visit for a long time. So we told our employers about our intention to have three weeks off in September. Gladly, our requests were granted.


PREPARING OUR TRIP

Usually we prefer booking flights and accommodation ourselves so that we can arrange our trip on location at our convenience. But due to the fact that we were not used to traveling in the African continent and none of us could speak Arabic, we decided that it would be better to book a tour package this time. Only on one condition…we would be arranging the flights on our own.

One particular Dutch travel agent offers the possibility to book what they call an individual country arrangement which consists of the highlights of Egypt like Cairo, Aswan and Luxor. This offering fit our needs perfectly. So we inquired a quotation of it.

The agent replied the following day and mentioned that they held an option on the international flights with Egyptair as well. But if desired, we could book the international flights separately. Since we would be flying with Egyptair domestically and wished to try a new airline, we declined this option. We wrote back that we would accept the quotation if the agent dropped the international flights.

Then arranging the flights.

For the desired period, we could consider two airlines, Turkish Airlines of Swiss. Both are four star airlines according to Skytrax ranking and we could not decide which airline would be better to fly with. Thanks to your recommendation, we finally cut the knot and made a reservation with Swiss.

We booked our tickets directly through their website at www.swiss.com. In the matter of minutes, we got our E-tickets delivered. One thing I like very much on the Swiss website is the ability to book different classes inbound and outbound. Still a few airlines offer this feature by now. We would be flying outbound in Y and inbound in C.

I was excited about our itinerary since it would involve some firsts. In term of carrier, it would be my first time flying with Swiss. In term of aircraft type, it would my the first time flying with Avro RJ100 Avroliner as well as Airbus A340-300.

Although the Swiss website is easy to navigate, there is one gripe about the booking engine. Once you have booked your flights without profile as we did, you will not be able to include your existing booking number into a registered profile you create afterwards. The only way to reach our booking details was by logging in through an input mask.

The ability of this booking engine did not really meet my expectation either. For instance, we learnt from the Swiss customer service that you should be able to enter your APIS data. But we could not find any field to fill out those details. However, this problem has been solved. I found it out while doing the online check in during our holiday.

Anyway, we notified the Dutch travel agent about our itinerary. We got the invoice delivered the next day. The agent said that the confirmation would follow as soon as they got the notification from their Egyptian counterpart.

Months were passing by. It was the beginning of August and we still did not get anything. So I made a telephone call to inquire the status. The agent told me that they would let me know as soon as possible.

The agent returned my call the following week and told us that we would be receiving our documents about a month before our departure. I asked whether I could get the PNR of the domestic flight. Unfortunately, my request could not be met as the agent did not get notified by their Egyptian partner. I found it quite strange. Would it mean that we would be issued a paper ticket? Even a paper ticket still contains a PNR. I guessed I just had to put with it. I hoped I still would be able to board the Embraer jet when the time came.

The agent however failed to deliver our documents as promised. We received it just less than a week before departure. It was not really a big deal. But since they failed to deliver on their promises, I would consider bringing my business elsewhere next time.


ONLINE FACILITY

One of the best invented airline features is the online check in facility. We first discovered the ease of this facility about four years ago with Singapore Airlines. Nowadays all of the legacy airlines cannot do without, including Swiss. For some reasons the website stated that online check in was not available for the AMS-ZRH leg. Though we did manage to check in online for both legs once we were logged in.



Boarding pass to Zurich



Boarding pass to Cairo


Due to our departure time, we went to bed before eleven. I tried to catch some sleep, but eventually woke up before two o’clock the next morning. I then stayed awake until I got sleepy after our pickup upon arrival in Cairo.


FLIGHT INFORMATION



Our itinerary:
Route: AMS-ZRH
Date: 17 September 2009
ETD/ATD: 07.05 / 07.08
ETA/ATA: 08.30 / 08.36
Flight number: LX 737
Plane: Avro 146-RJ100
Registration: HB-IYW
Delivered: 8 October 1999


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AT THE AIRPORT

We arrived about two hours before the scheduled departure time. For Swiss we had to be at row 8 next to Lufthansa check in desk. It was getting busy.




A friendly attendant at the combined check in desk of Business Class and Baggage Drop Off greeted us


Check in desk


Satisfied about our documents, he smiled, “See you later at the boarding gate,”
So off we went.



Ticket center on the opposite of the check in row



FIDS


The airside


Past the security, we entered Lounge 1 from which all Schengen flights depart.



Shopping arcade





The Business Lounges are situated on the second floor. Swiss is hiring the Menzies’s one in AMS.





Apron view from the second floor just behind the smoking cabin


Following shots are taken on our way to the designated gate B17.








When we arrived, there were still not many passengers around.





Our gate


The holding room


Finally, the glimpse of our beauty.






The ground attendant from the check in desk was there as well together with his colleague. We got seated and waited for the boarding call.

A couple minutes later I heard some arguing from the direction of where the attendants were. When I looked up, I saw a passenger making gestures towards the guy from the check in. I did not what they were talking about, but they kept raising their voices as the matters went.

Anyway about 20 minutes before the scheduled time, the boarding call was made. While boarding, we passed the passenger I mentioned earlier. Apparently he got himself with one carryon bag and two big Duty Free bags. He had still got things to sort out, but had to stay aside for a while to allow other passengers boarding first.


Boarding




The outside view during the boarding


We were greeted by Lars Meijer, who was Maitre de Cabine for this flight. His other colleague was standing at the back of the plane. They were the only two cabin attendants.



Waiting in line


Finally we reached our seats 21 A and C. These were the only two adjoining seats available at the online check in. These seats are non reclining as well. As this would be a short flight, we did not mind. After all, this would be my very first experience of this Recaro seat.





The magazine rack



The seat pitch, enough for a short flight


View of the right side



Outside view


In the magazine rack you can find the following things:


Swiss Magazine



Duty Free catalogue



The Swiss own trip report magazine





The safety card


Until then I could not figure out what the registration number was, so I asked the colleague of Lars, he was nearby anyway, about it. He said that he would come back to me on that after the boarding had been completed. He kept his promise.

The door closed about three minutes behind schedule. Lars welcomed all passengers through the intercom and said that the flight would last one hour and five minutes. Then they both did the safety demonstration using a prerecorded tape. That was interesting, I have never seen this feature before.



After pushback


We were taking off from the famous Polderbaan this time.


Entering Polderbaan



The whole cabin prepared for takeoff


The four engines spooled up and with a powerful take off we rocketed to the air.










Emerging above the clouds where the morning son greeted us with his gloomy shine.








CABIN SERVICE

After the seat belt sign was switched off, I paid a visit to the toilet at the back of the aircraft. Oh my God, it was the smallest lavatory I have ever seen. The space is just enough to cater one’s need. I unfortunately could not find a decent position to take a picture inside, so I have to disappoint you with that.

When I returned to my seat, the captain came to intercom. He told us that we had reached the cruising level of 9,000 meters and the temperature in Zurich at the moment of arrival would be about 60 degrees of Fahrenheit.

The in flight service was started. Lars’s colleague dragged the trolley all the way to the front and started serving. Lars was serving Business Class first before emerging in the Y cabin to help his colleague.

We were served a banana muffin with a choice of coffee or tea.


Our breakfast



The muffin


The muffin was delicious, I must say. Moist and not too sweet, really to my liking and just enough for that flight duration.

Lars came through the cabin again with the typical Swiss service, a basket with Swiss chocolates.






His colleague appeared with the Duty Free cart. But nobody was interested. What an unimaginable busy task for the two of them.

We started descending even the Duty Free cart was still underway. The seat belt sign was switched on and Lars made an announcement through the intercom. In a short, it went like this, “Ladies and gentlemen, we have started our descend to Zurich. Please put your seat in the upright position and fasten your seat belt. We expect to land in Zurich at eight sixty three.”

I got puzzled of the last information. My partner said, “I think he meant thirty six.” OK, that made more sense.  Smile

It was bad weather in Zurich. It rained cats and dogs. You could barely see the ground, just minutes before landing.










And finally the touchdown. My very first arrival in ZRH.  veryhappy 








We landed on the outer runway of the satellite building, so we had to cross another active runway to reach the terminal building.


Air Berlin taking off



View on the satellite terminal, our Airbus to CAI was parked next to SQ aircraft, the second from the right



Docked next to sistership Avro


ARRIVAL

I was just excited about visiting ZRH. After saying goodbye to Lars and his colleague, we made our way to gate E42 where our Airbus was waiting for us.






This is the first part of my trip report. More are still to come. I hope that you enjoy reading my trip report. Please feel free to leave some comments and suggestions.

Cheers,
Suryo


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29 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26502 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12478 times:

Hey Im glad you finally got on Swiss. Nice pics and looking forward to the rest of your journey.


OA260



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User currently offlineAirthanet From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 95 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12460 times:

What a brilliant trip report!

Nice to see another good LX adventure. The photos are great, especially the early morning ones at AMS. Looking forward to the CAI sector!



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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5012 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12419 times:

Hey, Suryo,

great work. Detailed and informative, surrounded with nice pics.
Been to AMS and also ZRH for several times, therefore a good reminder.

Up to Egypt now, dont let us wait to long!.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3068 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12393 times:

Nice report; I just took my first trip on LX as well - AMS-ZRH-IST. Overall I found their service to be good, the flights on time, and ZRH a pleasant enough place to transfer through.

User currently offlineRogerbcn From Andorra, joined Sep 2006, 1194 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11545 times:

Hola Suryo!

Thanks for this Intra-European flight... looking forward to the next Trip Report after losing your virginity with LX.

After seeing the dreadful weather you were welcomed to ZRH, no wonder you were looking forward to visit Egypt.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
Plane: Avro 146-RJ100
Registration: HB-IYW

I flew this very same registration this summer on the route BCN--GVA--LCY. They have been using Avros for routes where they usually fly A320s... maybe a shortage of Airbuses due to the summer season.

I love these Jumbolinos although when full they feel quite cramped.

Salut!

Roger



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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11461 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Nice pics and looking forward to the rest of your journey.

Hi Phil, thank you for reading.

Quoting Airthanet (Reply 2):
What a brilliant trip report!

Nice to see another good LX adventure. The photos are great, especially the early morning ones at AMS.

Thank you. It seems like many European airlines have an early morning flight from AMS. I think they aim the connecting passengers.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Hey, Suryo,

great work. Detailed and informative, surrounded with nice pics.

Hi Markus, thank you for your comments.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Up to Egypt now, dont let us wait to long!.

I am working on it.

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 4):
Nice report;

Thanks.

Quoting RwSEA (Reply 4):
and ZRH a pleasant enough place to transfer through.

Agreed. We had only one hour fifteen minutes transfer time, and it was more than enough.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
Hola Suryo!

Thanks for this Intra-European flight

De nada, Roger. Thank you for reading.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
no wonder you were looking forward to visit Egypt

You bet I was.

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
I love these Jumbolinos although when full they feel quite cramped.

I forgot to mention that the plane was almost full. Although the website www.seatcounter.com did show many empty spaces in Y.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineRobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11217 times:



Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 5):
I love these Jumbolinos although when full they feel quite cramped.

At least LX has only 5 seats abreast. LH and BA both have 6.

Being on all three carriers a few time the Swiss planes feel much better!

And great TR, looging forward for the next part.


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 11140 times:

Hi Akhmad!


Cool start to a TR, although i still think you should have lost your virginity on Egyptair Medium-haul.  Smile .. haha


Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the rest! ...


Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 10764 times:



Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 7):
Being on all three carriers a few time the Swiss planes feel much better!

I have never been on the Avroliners of other carriers than LX. I can certainly imagine than six abreast seating will not be that comfortable.

Quoting Robffm2 (Reply 7):
And great TR

Thanks for reading.

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 8):
Cool start to a TR, although i still think you should have lost your virginity on Egyptair Medium-haul. .. haha

Hi Roni, I think you're right. But I have lost my virginity on Egyptair short-haul, how about that? wink 

By the way, the second part is on the air now.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 10621 times:

Hi Suryo,
that's nice to catch a RJ100 on the AMS-ZRH leg. Usually flown by the Airbusses (sometimes even the Edelweiss Air machines). LX Y class service is fine enough for the duration of the flight, and they usually have competitive pricing.
Only thing, I don't like the position of the LX (and LH) check-in counters in departure hall 1 at AMS, it's to small for queing and usually gets a bit crowded.

Will fly LX in C next month, and will be on the early AMS-ZRH flight as well, still planned to be flown by A320 now.

Bye,
Eric



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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1639 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10555 times:

Suryo,
Great TR-I've been looking forward to it for quite some time now. It def. lived up to expectations-can't wait to read future installments.
Regards,
Omar


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10436 times:

Suryo, in my opinion, Egyptair was a better was to lose your virginity. Nothing beat a sweaty and sultry Arab/African-do! hehehehehe...

So Lars never came back to you with the rego of the Avro, did he?

[Edited 2009-09-27 18:52:00]


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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9994 times:



Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
Only thing, I don't like the position of the LX (and LH) check-in counters in departure hall 1 at AMS, it's to small for queing and usually gets a bit crowded.

We were there early in the morning so there was still not crowded. But I can imagine that the available space is insufficient during the peak hours.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
Will fly LX in C next month, and will be on the early AMS-ZRH flight as well, still planned to be flown by A320 now.

I am looking forward to your report of this.  Smile

Quoting Directorguy (Reply 11):
Great TR-I've been looking forward to it for quite some time now. It def. lived up to expectations-can't wait to read future installments.

Thank you for your patience, Omar.  Smile

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 12):
Nothing beat a sweaty and sultry Arab/African-do! hehehehehe...

That's a hit! I am starting to regret right now....

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 12):
So Lars never came back to you with the rego of the Avro, did he?

No, he did not. He sent his colleague instead.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineThegivenone From Austria, joined Jan 2008, 189 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9868 times:

Great trip report! I am just about to start on the CAI leg. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the world of LX. I am fortunate enough to get to fly them quite regularly.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
Please put your seat in the upright position and fasten your seat belt. We expect to land in Zurich at eight sixty three.”

This might be a confusion with German – saying "thirty six" translates to "six and thirty" which might have mixed him up!


User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9645 times:



Quoting Thegivenone (Reply 14):
Great trip report! I am just about to start on the CAI leg.

Thank you for reading. I am looking forward to your trip report.

Quoting Thegivenone (Reply 14):
Thanks for sharing and welcome to the world of LX.

You are welcome. I am glad to become the part of the family.  Smile

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6643 posts, RR: 78
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9597 times:

Hi Suryo,

nice first part of your new series. However, I'm a bit disappointed about the catering. Serving a small muffin on an early morning flight is not really generous.

Now I'll have a look at part 2...


PH



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5564 posts, RR: 37
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9537 times:

Thanks, excellent report.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
The Swiss own trip report magazine

This is actually not a SWISS magazine but the monthly magazine NZZ FOLIO of the well known Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), in August 2009 with the most interesting report about a flight LX 14 ZRH-JFK.


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1661 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9340 times:

Hi Suryo,

Great report on our Avro's. It is quite uncommon to have the RJ100 on our early morning flight.
The flights are mostly operated by A320's. The Afternoon flight (LX 729) however is regularly a RJ100 with the evening flight being a 321. So quite some diversity here at AMS for LX  Smile
Sometimes we even get the Helvetic or ContactAir Fokker 100's, and in weekends we have a LH 737 doing some LX rotations  Smile
Personally I have never been on the Avro's of LX, but apparantly they are fine for such a short hop to ZRH.
What did you think of ZRH?
Looking forward to your next installment, featuring the LX 340  Smile

Cheers,
Joost (D-ALCE)



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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9245 times:



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
nice first part of your new series.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 16):
Serving a small muffin on an early morning flight is not really generous.

I can understand that this serving can be insufficient for passengers with ZRH as a final destination.

Quoting ZRH" class=quote target=_blank>ZRH (Reply 17):
Thanks, excellent report.

You are welcome.

Quoting ZRH" class=quote target=_blank>ZRH (Reply 17):
This is actually not a SWISS magazine but the monthly magazine NZZ FOLIO of the well known Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), in August 2009 with the most interesting report about a flight LX 14 ZRH-JFK.

Wow, I did not know that. Thanks for the explanation. LX14 was indeed an interesting article.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 18):
Great report on our Avro's. It is quite uncommon to have the RJ100 on our early morning flight.

Thank you, Joost. I was thrilled when I found out that I would be flying Avro.

Quoting DALCE (Reply 18):
The flights are mostly operated by A320's. The Afternoon flight (LX 729) however is regularly a RJ100 with the evening flight being a 321. So quite some diversity here at AMS for LX
Sometimes we even get the Helvetic or ContactAir Fokker 100's, and in weekends we have a LH 737 doing some LX rotations

I like surprises.  Smile

Quoting DALCE (Reply 18):
What did you think of ZRH?

I like ZRH. Lovely airy modern design and very efficient. Perfectly suitable for intercontinental transiting passengers with short connection time.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8975 times:
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Hi Suryo,

Took me a while to get around to your trip, but enjoyed the first segment  Smile

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
One thing I like very much on the Swiss website is the ability to book different classes inbound and outbound

- Yes, I like this feature too, though for reasons the airlines won't like!

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
The agent however failed to deliver our documents as promised. We received it just less than a week before departure. It was not really a big deal. But since they failed to deliver on their promises, I would consider bringing my business elsewhere next time

- Hmm, agreed, use a differnt agent next time.

Looks like you had a pretty decent 1st Swiss flight, not unexpected IMO, they are a pretty decent airline, I like their consistent standards.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8773 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
Hi Suryo,

Took me a while to get around to your trip, but enjoyed the first segment

Hi Mark, no worries. Glad you enjoyed it.  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
not unexpected IMO, they are a pretty decent airline, I like their consistent standards.

Agreed. LX has managed to maintain their service level both in Y outward and in J return. IMO, consistency is one of the key words of an airline service.

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 8715 times:

Hi Suryo,

Great report and a good start of your Egypt series, very entertaining to read and watch!

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
We were served a banana muffin with a choice of coffee or tea.

A banana muffin sounds nice together with a coffee. Definitely better than a cereal-bar or a dry cookie.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):

This is the first part of my trip report. More are still to come.

I already saw them and I am already looking forward to read them! But not tonight, my girlfriend just returned from her volleyball training. Now my attention is fully hers.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2430 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 8626 times:



Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 22):
Hi Suryo,

Great report and a good start of your Egypt series, very entertaining to read and watch!

Hi Patrick, thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 22):
A banana muffin sounds nice together with a coffee

The muffin was sufficient for that time of the day. Well, I have to admit I was saying it because I knew there would be another meal round on the onward flight.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 22):
But not tonight, my girlfriend just returned from her volleyball training. Now my attention is fully hers.

Quite right too! Have a nice weekend, both of you!  Smile

Cheers,
Suryo



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User currently offlineContact Air From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 1154 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8226 times:

Hi Suryo,

great trip report, very detailed and written in a nice style - I enjoyed reading and watching your pictures. Good to know that you enjoyed your first flight on Swiss.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
While browsing through our wish-list, we came across Egypt. The country of the pyramids, sphinx, mummies and The Valley of The Kings which we were eager to visit for a long time.

Good choice - Egypt is fantastic and really unique. I did a similar tour as yours a few years ago.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
The Business Lounges are situated on the second floor. Swiss is hiring the Menzies’s one in AMS.

Interesting - I would have expected that Swiss uses the LH-lounge.

Quoting Akhmad (Thread starter):
Lars came through the cabin again with the typical Swiss service, a basket with Swiss chocolates.

Always a nice feature on Swiss.

Regards
Christoph


25 Akhmad : Hi Christoph, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed my report. Thanks for reading. I certainly did not make a wrong choice of flying Swiss. Thanks to th
26 Contact Air : I also spent eight days in Egypt. I started in Cairo as well, then I took a plane (Egyptair A 320) to Aswan, then by boat to Luxor from where I flew
27 Akhmad : How interesting, we did exactly the same route all the way from Cairo and back! The difference is that we took a night train to Aswan and from there
28 Jetmatt777 : Wouldn't that be 9:03? Good report, I wouldn't complain about the 'breakfast', that is much more generous than a US carrier.
29 Akhmad : LOL You are right, we were more fortunate. Thanks for reading, Jetmatt777. Cheers, Suryo
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