theobcman
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SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:33 pm

Wanted to try the C-Series for a while now so found a cheap LHR-GVA-LHR with out on CS3 and in on CS1. Cannot remember the last time I flew something non A or B so a novelty for me also.

Having pledged by allegiance to BA / OW this meant a rare outing from LHR T2. It was an absolute pleasure. Arrived at 0500.
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"Slipstream" monument.
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Entering "The Queens Terminal"
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The "Artois" was good at 0600 !
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Heading to the gate :
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My aircraft on stand : HB-JCD a 0.4year old CS3. Apologies for the reflection :
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Yep - correct aircraft !
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First cabin impressions good, neat, smart & airy. 3-2 config.
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BIG windows :
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Legroom not great but OK for the missions they are used for.
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Overhead :
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Every couple of rows had these small screens showing safety video and maps. About the size of an iPhone+ screen :
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Leaving LHR at 0719.
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Broke through the first layer to a nice sunrise :
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Pink Sky :
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The first rays of sun poured into the cabin to give a warm glow :
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Passing traffic :
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Progress :
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A small morning snack was served. Choc chip bread, coffee and of course Swiss chocolate. All free (Cough Cough - BA). It was appreciated.
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Cruising :
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On approach GVA - very Swiss (Although this probably France!)

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Being chased by our shadow with halo !
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Landed GVA :
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Next couple of photos are on the return. HB-JBB a 1.4year old CS1.
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Back at LHR :
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VERDICT : A very nice couple of flights on the CS. TBH no better/worse than any A320/737 & not as quiet as I'd expected - not sure what anyone else has experienced ? Just a word on SWISS - excellent ! Super friendly crew and good snacks both ways which is always apprciated. Cheers !
 
bgboiflyer
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:25 pm

Aircraft Looks great! I love the tiny screens that display the map as an avgeek loves them. I hope Delta will incorporate that stuff into their CS series jets this year once they get them
 
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twindocstravel
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:53 am

Nice report! Great sunrise pics! Unless you are super tall, that legroom looked a bit tight. Looking forward to giving the C-series a whirl myself sometime soon.
 
HHScot
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:49 am

Thanks for the report. I really love reports with lots of pictures.
I liked those mini-screens and think that they'll be more reliable than larger ones that come down and then stow away for takeoff and landing as they don't have any motors.
How was the tray table? It looked really low down and could imagine that for all but the smallest of passenger it would rest on their legs and be uncomfortable and not flat.
 
theobcman
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 pm

@twindocstravel - I am 6FT bang on & yes the legroom was bit tight but didn't actually feel as bad as that picture looks. For the missions they will be used for it will be fine.

@HHScot - the screens are good. Maps & flight info always good to see even on short flights. The tray was actually fine. Maybe deceiving in the picture but was above my legs - no issues !

Cheers !
 
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ClassicLover
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Love the mini-screens as well, they're really cool.

Thanks for the report, I enjoyed it!
I do enjoy a spot of flying, especially when it's not in economy!
 
lychemsa
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:26 am

Flew this plane from GVa to Zurich. Very pleasant. Swiss is much better than British to London; nice free snack + chocolate vs. Zipo on British. You must pay.
 
theobcman
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 am

lychemsa wrote:
Flew this plane from GVa to Zurich. Very pleasant. Swiss is much better than British to London; nice free snack + chocolate vs. Zipo on British. You must pay.


Yes agree the (free snacks) were nice on LX I will still go BA over LX. The M&S BoB is quite high quality and the choice is there. Also BA Club Europe for me beats LX euro Biz !
 
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VarunSolanki747
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:31 pm

Very nice trip Report
1) Lovely pictures, I don't mind the zoomed in ones. ;)
2) Great narration!
3) I loved AI B788s in the photos <3
4) please do post more reports if you have!
Planespotter / FlightSimmer / Traveller=136000km
 
theobcman
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:18 pm

VarunSolanki747 wrote:
Very nice trip Report
1) Lovely pictures, I don't mind the zoomed in ones. ;)
2) Great narration!
3) I loved AI B788s in the photos <3
4) please do post more reports if you have!


Thanks for the comments. :checkmark: I do have two more running right now :

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cschleic
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Re: SWISS C-Series LHR-GVA in Y

Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Great report and photos, thanks for posting. The seats look terrible but maybe not that bad when you're actually sitting in them? The two little mesh pockets are funny...making up for lack of legroom?

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