I know entirely what you mean.
I've flown GVA-JFK on Swissair's MD-11s many many times in the past. It was a great route and flight, and it ALWAYS went out full. I am very sad at what is becoming of GVA. I truly hope it sees some better times.
GVA is truly one of my favorite airports. Simply put, it's a fun airport and there are lot of things that go around there. ZRH is great. But GVA still has that old touch it always had. Even with the expansion and modernization GVA is undergoeing, it will still have the old touch.
Gotta love those satelites.
I've flown on Swissair dozens of times on various trips. Flew Crossair once on GVA-ZRH and ZRH-GVA on the Avro RJ100.
Swissair will always remain a big part of me, and I will always remember it. Like I said earlier, there will be nothing like the original Swissair.
SWISS just seems different. My uncle flew on them recently and he said it was like flying Swissair (which is great. I'm happy they kept there reputation).
But deep down inside, they just aren't the same and never will be the same. Can't really explain it.
I was also very disappointed that SWISS did not bring back many of the routes Swissair recently cut such as BEY.
I am hoping SWISS will bring them back next year.
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran