CV990
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Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:32 am


Hi!

Like many here expected SWISS closed today! But with big efforts from all the parts they re-started right away. If you look closely to the NEW SWISS there are some slight differences from the "old" SWISS.
The red of the livery is a little bit lighter ( just a little bit, you have to really look closely to find that out! ). The word SWISS is smaller than the earlier one ( just very, very little.... ) and the white cross on the tail of the aircrafts is about 2 cm bigger. And that's it! The new SWISS is born.
Now talking seriously, it is really sad to see all these rumours about SWISS, people probably don't believe but this really affects the airline, why people would say and do this regarding SWISS? I don't know! I don't like that, it is so low that sicks me!
They are flying and that what counts to me!!!! They'll will sucessed!!!
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RJ100
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:34 am

Did Tyler Brulé get another million for the new design?

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CV990
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:39 am


Hi RJ100!

I really don't know about that! I can check it out! You know all this new design was hidden for some time in a place right in the middle of the Alps. I think it was by Sentis!
If was big fuzz on secrecy, that why no one knew! Did you notice the differences? I really hope to see the new SWISS livery in the photo engine really soon!!!
CV990, the Maserati of the skies!
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:42 am

 Big grin  Big grin  Big grin

Have a good weekend CV990!

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CV990
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:54 am


Hey RJ100!

You too have a good weekend! I'll be landing at Kloten next Tuesday!!! I can't wait to get there, after 1 year in California I need badly a fondue!!!
regards
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:02 am

Will you be on the A-340?

Anyway, enjoy the flight (and the fondue  Big grin )

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CV990
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:08 am


Hi!

Yeah! I'll be flying in LX41 from LAX to ZRH, landing on tuesday the 16th.!!!
Regards
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:09 am

So I guess this is Swissair III. If they REALLY want to start fresh, dump the MD-11 please!!!! I live in Halifax and I can still remember images from the 111 crash which sealed Swissair 1s fate.

[Edited 2003-12-12 19:11:29]
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:10 am

I have flown ZRH-LAX and LAX-ZRH several times (on Swissair) on the MD-11.

Great plane the MD-11 (also the A-340 of course) great service and always a pleasure, although that the flight lasts almost 13 hours...

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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:15 am

Does the NEW SWISS livery finally have the Oneworld logo painted/stickered on it?
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:15 am

Bmacleod: I think you did not realize that CV990 just wanted to make a joke because earlier this week someone posted a rumour that SWISS would stop flying today...

BTW, they are phasing out the MD-11s.

Regards,
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Ndebele
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:17 am

ps: I agree about the MD-11s, RJ100! I have never flown on an MD-11, but the MD-11 is the greatest aircraft that I haven't flown on.
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:26 am

tell me, is this all a big joke or what? why would they change the livery for the secound time in two years with only a little amount of cash left?

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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:28 am

If SWISS closed today, how come it's not indicated on their website? Is this a stupid joke CV990?
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:28 am

DALelite, it is a joke Big grin
 
CV990
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:23 am


Hi!

Come guys, have a little of Christmas spirit here! I mentioned in the topic what I really wanted to emphasise, that people come with those rumours about closing down airlines, that was my sarcastic moment!!! It was not a stupid joke! If you actually had sometime to read ALL the topic you would find that out!
But let me tell you I had a lot of fun writting that!!!
regards
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:28 am

I'm still curious about that NW buyout by LH - with the intent of replacing all 320s with NWs DC9s... Big grin ... anything new on that?

Merry Christmas!
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DALelite
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:50 am

CV990 you've realy teased me. but what nerved the most was that LX would
soon to have a new old livery.

salute DALelite
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CV990
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:19 am


Hi DALelite!

It was not my purpose... it was just a way to show how mad I get anytime I see posts talking about SWISS closing, just that!
Just wanted to give some animation to this forum, it's always good to have the feedback! I sincerely hope that SWISS will make it, and I'm confident they will! Civil aviation need SWISS around!
Happy holidays!
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:34 am

CV990..you have a chance to miss HB-JMC...HB-JME was yesterday and HB-JMB is in today. You may get lucky and hitch a ride on the new one...HB-JMD!
We'll know by sunday nite!

BN747
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:41 am

Ok chaps, Swiss International is up and running with the same livery, no changes, no OneWorld stickers yet as they aren't official members yet.

For latest fleet info, see http://www.aerpix.net/AP/SwissFleet.htm

Cheers and good night!
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:53 am

Hi Unique!

Good words " SWISS is up and running with the same livery...."! I can't believe actually some people believed that the red was slight light, etc. etc. But it was fun!
Thanks for the update on SWISS fleet!

BN747

If I would get JMD it would be spectacular!!! We'll see!
regards
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:54 am

Now, plese don't tell me, this whole shut down thing was only a joke. I placed huge bets based on this 100% inside knowledge...... Hehehehehehe!!!  Laugh out loud

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CV990
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:58 am


Hi Gerardo!

Hey dude, looks like you lost a fortune, what's gonna be your future now? I'm really concerned about you? Will you be able to still be in this forum? I hope so!
Happy holidays!
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:51 am

CV990, if Monday's ship is one I need (time permitting and it isn't pissing down rain) then I'll be out there. I hope you have a window seat..on pushback..be sure to look out the window -- and wave!

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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:16 am

Hi BN747!

I'll have infact a window seat, it's gonna be 24 and 25 A/B (me, my wife and our 2 boys), that will be in the left side of the plane, by the wing. I'll certainly wave when I leave, even if it's not the one you want. Looks like Monday it will a sunny day at LAX so that's good for photos!!!
Regards
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:35 am

we'll see if we get some good shots for ya...

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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:08 pm

Jose, fortunately this was also a joke, just like the complete rumour. The only thing was, that this time we had a great laugh.

Hope you have a good flight. Enjoy the A343. When do you exactly leave and arrive at ZRH? If I'm there I take a special foto.

Saludos
Gerardo
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:51 pm

That's a good one! I also liked the idea of LH buying the DC9 from NW...I'd rather expect LH to increase capacity by booking two pax on each seat, one pax standing in the aisle, every 30 mins there's change, they're already installing "seat"-belts on the aisles, connected to the headrests of the aisle-seats...when capacity is at it's highest level, they'll probably buy the DC9 to weld it on top of the A346, there would be two DC9 for each 346, lined up on the roof, probably for the new biz-class, so the 346 would be in one class configuration, until they introduce the new coach, where they put some folding seats in a cargo container, where people would be seated then, they still try to connect the cargo bin to the IFE-system... Smile

Back to SWISS, hope they will totally recover!
The fleet list was cool...
But why are they already selling 332 and still running the "old" MD11???
What AC are on service for ZRH-ORD? I think it's a 332 by now, used to be MD11 before, is this right?
Putana da Seatbeltz!
 
aviationmaster
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:03 pm

Nudelhirsch:

They are leasing/selling some of the A332s since they have cut some intl. routes. The "old" MD11 are being replaced by the A340s. I think the ZRH-ORD route is switch between A332s and MD11s.
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 7:09 pm

thx AviationMaster...

is the internet reliable on the info? I've found flights on MD11 some weeks ago, now I only found some on 332...
I would like the newer plane, I've never been on Airbus for longer trips so far, and I'm travelling business class, which seems to be fun on the swiss bus...
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:35 pm

Well, good to see that Swiss is alive.

I´ve just heard a rumour from someone who knows someone who is a secretary for someone working in the management of Swiss that they have decided to keep th MD-11 for another fifteen to twenty years.
Additionally, there are plans to acquire some Fed-Ex MD-11´s (a significant number, as I´ve heard) and to convert them into all pax-versions.
So what doy you think, where will those planes fly to?  Big grin

Daniel
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sun Dec 14, 2003 3:01 am

Yeah, someone else at Swiss told me the same. They are planning to serve the following destinations:

Mexico City
Caracas
Bogota
Lima
San Francisco
Detroit
Shanghai
Osaka



 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Sun Dec 14, 2003 9:14 am

Fantastic! So this can´t be considered as a ruomur anymore!  Big thumbs up

Swiss will be serving SFO...with their A380´s of course!

I´m looking forward to their 99" PTV´s and those 17 years old F/A´s serving Fondue inflight

Sorry if I´m gettting off topic, but is there a chance of Swiss replacing their A330´s by B767-400´s???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
 
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RE: Swiss Closed Today, But It Came Back... Again!

Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:55 am

Jeeez! It took forever to find this thread...well CV990, as I write this, and if you made flight..(and there's no reason why you should not have..given LX 40 was and hour late getting in) you're crossing South Dakota aboard LX 41 ship HB-JMC (you cursed yourself!) as I write this. And yes....Got you taking off..from the runway 25R into a beautiful setting Southern California sunset!

Happy Landings
BN747
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