MesaFlyGuy
Posts: 3833
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:36 pm

Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:40 am

Seems that, as of March 31st, Swiss is switching one of their daily Zurich-JFK rotations over to Eidelweiss, the carrier's leisure-based subsidiary.

The 1pm departure from ZRH and the 6pm departure from JFK will now be operated by an Eidelweiss Airbus a330-300 aircraft.

I'm interested as to why they are switching a route that I would think has high business traffic over to an aircraft with an inferior business product. Either way, it will be nice to see a new tail at JFK.
The views I express are my own and do not reflect the views and opinions of my company.
 
ZRH
Posts: 4371
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:32 pm

Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:17 am

Could this be only temporarily till another 330 delivered?

I looked up a random data (may 31 2013) there it is again a SWISS flight. As I said above they probably have a 330 shortage for a few weeks.

[Edited 2012-12-27 01:54:24 by SA7700]
 
runway23
Posts: 1947
Joined: Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:12 am

Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:25 am

It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews due to shortage of LX crews.
 
Lufthansa411
Posts: 345
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:54 am

Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:27 am

According to a friend of mine at LX, only 1x maybe 2x per week will be operated by Edelweiss.

However, the aircraft will still be an LX aircraft- only the crews are coming from Edelweiss, including cockpit. Why they are doing this I have no idea, and neither does my source.
Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.
 
330lover
Posts: 502
Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:11 am

Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:56 am

As per Galileo, these are the schedules:

123.567 ZRH JFK 0950 1235 LX 16 333
...4... ZRH JFK 0950 1235 @LX 16 333
...4... ZRH JFK 1300 1550 LX 14 333
123.567 ZRH JFK 1300 1550 @LX 14 333

123.567 JFK ZRH 1810# 0800 @LX 17 333
...4... JFK ZRH 1810# 0800 LX 17 333
123.567 JFK ZRH 2100# 1050 LX 15 333
...4... JFK ZRH 2100# 1050 @LX 15 333

Flight numbers proceeded by @ being operated by Edelweiss

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews

Might be the case, as when asking availability, there are F-seats. Edelweiss aircraft have no F.
Britten Norman Islander VP-FBR on Falkland Islands. THAT'S FLYING!
 
SRforever
Posts: 105
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:10 am

Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:44 am

Quoting runway23 (Reply 3):
It is simply an LX aircraft simply being operated by Edelweiss crews due to shortage of LX crews.

Indeed it is:

http://www.swiss.com/agent_news/en/D...pdates/Timetable_News_Summer13.pdf
 
LONGisland89
Posts: 543
Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 3:34 am

RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:51 pm

Called this back in September  LX ZRH-JFK Operated By WK Crew (by LONGisland89 Sep 24 2012 in Civil Aviation)#1
 
MesaFlyGuy
Posts: 3833
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:36 pm

RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:14 pm

Quoting SRforever (Reply 5):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 4):
Quoting Lufthansa411 (Reply 3):

Thanks for clearing that up! It makes sense to share the crews.

Quoting LONGisland89 (Reply 6):

Whoops, sorry I didn't see that!
The views I express are my own and do not reflect the views and opinions of my company.
 
INFINITI329
Posts: 1816
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:53 am

RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Is this move financially motivated ?
 
Qantas744er
Posts: 1162
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:36 am

RE: Swiss Switching 1 ZRH-JFK Flight To Edelweiss

Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:26 pm

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 8):

Is this move financially motivated ?

?....

As mentioned already, it is due to a temporary shortage of LX crews.
You live and you die, by the FMA

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos