Coming up at the beginning of October, I will be heading over to Zurich for work and will be flying on the all-business-class BBJ2 operated by PrivatAir on behalf of Swiss. The BBJ2 flight operates 6 days a week (ex Saturday) between Newark and Zurich and replaced the A330 that Swiss was operating on this route at the beginning of 2005.
I've flown the BBJ
operated by PrivatAir on behalf of Lufthansa from Newark to Munich a number of times and assume the service will be fairly similar. There is a nice brochure on the Swiss website that shows the cabin layout, photos and tries to make a comparison between the 2 services. While the lay-flat-and-slide-at-an-angle-to-the-floor seats look more comfortable than the cradle seats on the BBJ
, this will be my first on an eastbound flight with the lay-flat seat (I've been on a Lufthansa A330 with their new Business Class, but only westbound). There is a lower ratio of flight attendants:passengers on this flight than the Lufthansa BBJ
flight (4:56 as compared to 4:48).
Has anyone on this forum flown this particular aircraft and can relate any experiences from it? Does anyone know how full these flights have been running now that they've switched their services?