Today I just came back from a 4 day trip to wonderful and amazing New York. Really, I'm so sad to be again in Switzerland, because New York was amazing and I had so much fun there. I went clubbing and shopping a lot.
My trip started on thursday, 13.12.2001
Swissair Flight SR100, Zürich New York JFK
Departure 12.45, Arrival on time, about 15.30
Seat 39K, Economy Claa
I was flying with a friend of mine, who is working for Swissair. Flight had about 15 min delay, but Boarding was quite quick. At the gate, they wanted to see every passport. The plane was about 85 % full in Economy Class and the first thing was I mentioned was the fact that there were a lot of Jewish people on board who were flying Tel Aviv to New York through Zürich. Someone explained me that is much cheapper to fly Swissair from Israel to New York instead taking a Nonstop flight from Tel Aviv to NY. The crew shemed to be nice and shortly after take off we were given a snack followed by my Screw Driver Drink. After that we could choose between a chicken or a pasta meal. I took the Chicken and it was really tasty and excellent. I drank a sect. There was also a tasty salad and a dessert on the table. They came around with additional bread. Swissair's Airbus A330-200 have PTV in every seat, but the movies were not that interesting to wacht, so I listened music most of the time. Flight Attendants came around with water all the times, but you could easy order other drink and they gave it to you. Also tasty Mövenpick Ice cream was served in the afternoon. Before landing in New York, we were served tasty sandwich, we could choose between ham and cheese. They came around twice with sandwich. Then a cookie was served.
Landing in New York was great. I saw a Lan Chile 767. We went to our hotel (it was the Drake, the Swissotel on 440 Park Avenue) with the Crew bus.
Back flight was yesterday, 16.12.2001. Due the JFK-Zürich flight was full in Economy Class we flow through Geneva and then the Pendul Air Shuttle flight to Zürich.
My seat was 37A, again a window seat. Take off was punctually on 19.50. Security control was OK, I saw Varig Crew members on the airport, which looked a bit strange.... Sorry for saying that, not everyone, but 3 of them looked really crazy. We had a super Swissair crew. Very friendly, although the speak by the Purser was only in English and French. The Copilot made also
his announcements in German. Flight was about 3/4 full, with 3 people in First Class. Food was delicious again (choose between Chicken and Lasagna). I took again the chicken, but although it was not the same meal as on the ZRH-JFK flight, it tastet wonderful. Crew came around with water in the night. Breafast was a little disappointment, because it was the standard cheap Swissair breakfast. Luckily the tasty Croissant were still warm. Once again, the Crew was so nice. Unfortunately Swissair had plastic cutlery for breakfast and all drinks were served in plastic or paper (coffee) glasses.
Swissair Flight from Geneva to Zürich was SR 009, Aircraft was an Airbus A320, my seat was 29A.
Although flying time was only 30 min, the Crew served a drink and a little chocolate to every passenger. I ordered a Coke and like every other passenger I get the whole can. This was very nice and cool. About 11.30 this morning I arrived in Zürich.
I loved this Swissair Flight and I want them use soon again.
Hope you enjoyed it.