soups
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BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:51 am

Birmingham-Zurich 20January

Straight from Universirty I headed to BHX to catch flight LX425. (HB-JAO)
Swiss had 2 check in desks one for business class passengers and 1 for economy class passengers.
I checkied in 1 bag 8 kilos. I was asked about if I had a swiss visa I replied I don’t need one. Lady at check in insisted I do need one I kept saying no. she asked her collegue next to her and he mentioned I need one. I replied I called the embassy twice they said no. she then said she will check me in and will advise me at the gate if I will need a visa or not. I was given seat 5A.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_3608.jpg
After venturing in the airport and a few drinks we were called to board the plane at 18:30 (Flight ETD is 18:30).
We waited in a small room and while we were boarding the lady who was taking the boarding cards said: I remember you… there was something with your booking.. I replied nothing.. see ya and we walked to the aircraft

we departed 20minutes late. The pilot apologised about the delay due to late arrival of the a/c. the ERJ 145 is tiny and some passengers had to bend their head to avoid hitting the ceiling.
20minutes into the flight we were served a sandwich (cheese or ham) with drinks (including alcohol) the cabin crew made sure everyone had drinks; I had 2 bottles of wine (small).
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_3609.jpg
Flight was uneventful, (no pictures as dark)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_3610.jpg
20minutes before we landed we were handed SWISS chocolate which were delicious (I’m a chocoholic so Switss chocolates… yummy)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/IMG_3611.jpg
We landed at Zurich on time as we had some strong tail wind.


Next Trip reports

Zurich-BHX-LX coming soon
LGW-varadero My travel 1 feb
Havana- Santa Maria-Havana 4feb
Varadero-Manchester-gatwick- 8 feb
Gatwick-Accra- G0 12 februrary
Accra-Gawtick-G0 20 februrary
London-jakarta 23 March (QR or EK or KL)
Jakarta-London 26 march (QR/EK/KL)
Luton-Amsterdam-EZY 28 april
Amsterdam-Luton 1 may EZY
BHX-Edinburgh 2 may WW
Edinburgh-BHX- 3 May WW
BHX-Amsterdam- 5 may WW
Amsterdam-Prague 7may smart wings
Prague-BHX 9 may WW
STN-venice 14 may FR
Venice-STN 17 may FR
BHX- Dublin 19 may FR
Dublin-BHX 20may WW





Picture from Zurich below:


http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/zurich.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/swiss.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/qwe.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/newIBaviation.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a155/soubhi/aaa.jpg
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Ndebele
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:08 am

Nice report, thanks for sharing. Swiss is still a great airline, I have flown them on about 30 flights so far, and I always enjoyed them, especially the motivated staff.
 
soups
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:20 am

was 1st flight for me (alltho i flew on SR) and they are so far the best short-haul european flight i ever had
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planesarecool
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:58 am

Great report, will be flying the EMB-145 in a few days so was a good insight as to what to expect

Quoting Soups (Thread starter):
Zurich-BHX-LX coming soon
LGW-varadero My travel 1 feb
Havana- Santa Maria-Havana 4feb
Varadero-Manchester-gatwick- 8 feb
Gatwick-Accra- G0 12 februrary
Accra-Gawtick-G0 20 februrary
London-jakarta 23 March (QR or EK or KL)
Jakarta-London 26 march (QR/EK/KL)
Luton-Amsterdam-EZY 28 april
Amsterdam-Luton 1 may EZY
BHX-Edinburgh 2 may WW
Edinburgh-BHX- 3 May WW
BHX-Amsterdam- 5 may WW
Amsterdam-Prague 7may smart wings
Prague-BHX 9 may WW
STN-venice 14 may FR
Venice-STN 17 may FR
BHX- Dublin 19 may FR
Dublin-BHX 20may WW

Psh..it's alright for some.. Wink
 
Sabena332
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:08 am

Hi Soups,

Thanks for the report and the pictures, especially I like the pic with the rotating A340, this spot was simply fantastic, it was awesome to be so close to the action.

Regarding Swiss, they definitely belong to my favourite airlines and they are certainly on the same level like SQ or CX. I also flew on them to the ZRH meeting and I was really impressed about the professional and friendly behavior of the F/A's.

It was nice to meet you in ZRH!

Patrick
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
Ndebele
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 4):
I like the pic with the rotating A340

That's an A330 Big grin
 
Sabena332
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:17 am

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 5):
That's an A330

Whooops..... I just wrote the following into my notebook: "No more alcohol tonight".  Wink

Patrick
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
soups
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:54 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 6):
"No more alcohol tonight"

count me in lol
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SQno1
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:53 am

Hi soups, an excellent report with some excellent pictures. Just wondering if you have booked those KLM lfights I found for you.

With Regards,
Alex.B
 
soups
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:21 am

Not yet will do when i am back from cuba... got a 4 hour drive now to the airport and its 00:20am YUCK
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DFW13L
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:13 pm

Wow, nice report and great pictures following!

Tonight I was on American Eagle EMJ-145 SHV-DFW and the interior is the exact same, but wow, the food! I know it is a simple cheese on a baguette or whatever, but such a nice presentation. Let me ask, was it staffed with one or two flight attendants?
See, I knew American Eagle was first class all along!
 
bAe146TOM
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:47 pm

hey fantastic pictures! and the report was a gr8 read thanks!
Tom  waves 
 
ZRHnerd
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:20 pm

Great TR, always nice to read LX TRs.
 
soups
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:43 am

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 10):
Tonight I was on American Eagle EMJ-145 SHV-DFW and the interior is the exact same, but wow, the food! I know it is a simple cheese on a baguette or whatever, but such a nice presentation. Let me ask, was it staffed with one or two flight attendants?

Hola
It was staffed by just one flight attendant
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kl692
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:40 pm

the first plane I boarded on was swissair, from ACC to ZRH and then ZRH to YYZ by Air Canada. As for their chocolate, it tastes very very good, I remember my sister getting lost at ZRH airport cause she wanted to go by more.
Is swiss part of skyteam?
A310, A330,A346,B73H, B747,B772,B77W,CRJ
 
soups
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:54 pm

Quoting Kl692 (Reply 14):
from ACC to ZRH

Old memories.... they flew via Lagos
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kl692
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:04 pm

Quoting Soups (Reply 15):
Old memories.... they flew via Lagos

yes they did, I didn't even remember that until now. You have pretty good memories
A310, A330,A346,B73H, B747,B772,B77W,CRJ
 
ZRH
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RE: BHX-Zurich (Pics) ERJ145

Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting Kl692 (Reply 14):
Is swiss part of skyteam?

No, as Swiss is owned by LH it is (will be) part of Star Alliance.

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