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Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:38 pm

Sometimes you get bored and need to get away for a few days. Its been a while since I flew Swiss so time to treat myself to Swiss Business Class and the Marriott Hotel in Zurich.

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DATE: 31AUG2009
AIRLINE: SWISS
FLIGHT: LX 401
ROUTE: DUB-ZRH
CLASS: BUSINESS
SEAT: 1F
A/C: A320-214
REG: HB-IJX ( Named Davos )


I took the bus to Dublin Airport and arrived early.

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Check In had not opened yet so I went for a walk.

The now combined Swiss and LH ticket desk. Shame that the lovely Girls at Swiss got replaced by LH !

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They have long since left DUB but the barriers remain of the now bust Sky Europe !

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Check in opened and it was time to get my boarding pass.

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My BP printed and I noticed right away that my pre assigned seat of 3F had been changed to 1F . This always happens with Swiss and its my pet hate. There were 3 rows of Business Class so I dont know why they did it.

Anyway after clearing security I decided to go to the Anna Livia lounge first.

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Nice enough lounge but food offerings have been downgraded. Still they have introduced Free Wifi which is the only lounge to do so at DUB.

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After a while time to go to the BMI Lounge just across the corridor

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Basic food offerings from BMI for their Golds !!

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Some sandwiches and or croissants might be nice .

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Soon after I decided to go to the Aer Lingus Gold Circle lounge to obtain a copy of Cara in flight magazine. They had a feature on Athens in it and today was the last day it would be available. On the way to the B gates I saw my aircraft land and head to the D gates .

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I entered the Aer Lingus lounge and was greeted by a nice lady whom I have seen before. I asked her for a copy of Cara and I noticed they had Septembers edition already on the racks. She went into the back office and came out with a copy of Augusts edition. She made a comment that she had met the photographer who took the cover photo and she thought it was one of the best. I said I was biased as my Family are from Athens. I thanked her very much and she wished me a good flight on Swiss. Nice touch and she really went the extra mile as I was not an Aer Lingus passenger. Was nice to also see that the lounge has been upgraded.

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Then it was time to go to the D gates for my flight.

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Soon boarding was called and I noticed that the Manager of Swiss Ireland was at the gate whom I know personally so I took a few minutes to have a chat. Then I proceeded to the aircraft.

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I was greeted at the top of the stairs by a friendly female crew member and directed to my seat.

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It was a great feeling to be inside the stylish Swiss cabin again. Row 1 lots of legroom and nice Recaro seats. I know some people dont like them but I love them.

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Soon water and refresher towel was served .

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Soon we shut the doors and pushed back .

Being dispatched ...

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Not a great day in Dublin for photos

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After take off a very nice Male crew member who was French/Swiss came to me and addressed me by name. ''Mr OA260 can I get you an Aperitif before Lunch?'' A very nice touch and always makes me feel welcome.

I opted for Champagne

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Then the meal service began. They always serve from the back which surprises me. There were two choices but when it came to row 1 there was no choice. I actually would have chosen the other option but had to take the Veal.

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Still sometimes you have to be given something to try it and this instance Im glad I had the Veal because it was lovely. Cooked to perfection and Rice Al Dente.

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Then Tea and Coffee were served. My seat mate asked for Tea and then the accident happened !! The male FA went to put the hot Tea on the table and it tipped over onto the ladies lap. It happened so quickly and she burnt her hand and it covered her Jeans. He quickly ran to the galley and got a bag of ice and towels. I handed her my napkin and table cloth to try soak it up. The FA kept appologising and was really concerned. I felt so sorry for him because up to now the service had been 10/10 and he was a very nice natured guy. My seat mate actually tried to play down the event . The FA also brought some anti burn gel which seemed to stop the sting from her left hand. After a few minutes everything was cleaned up and although her jeans were stained she didnt seem to be too hurt.

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The Maitre D Cabine came and took an accident report and from my basic German she said that Swiss would pay for any damage to her clothes and also took her Miles and More number. I presume they will give her some miles also.

In the meantime I enjoyed my coffee and chocolate

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Anyway back to normal and soon it was time to land .

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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:41 pm

Renovations old viewing terrace

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So we pulled up to an off stand . I thanked the crew for a nice flight and one of the crew was standing by the door with a basket of chocolates to give as we left the aircraft.

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Some new part I have not seen before. I miss the old gates ! Anyway I finally came to a baggage reclaim area that I knew and then proceeded to the train station.

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Soon enough I was in Zurich city center.

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My hotel

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A five minute walk and I arrived at the Marriott

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Nice room , I love the Marriotts are always consistant .

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I relaxed for a while then decided to take a strong into the center.

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Fashion ??

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Soon after I decided to head to a restaurant/cafe that I have been to a few times before. Its called ''Bombay-Karachi'' and is a nice place to have a good curry . Total cost CHF22.50

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After a while and feeling full it was time to stroll back to the hotel. I wanted to visit the health club.

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Instant sun !

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After am hour I decided to get some sleep and wanted to be up early in the morning to go to ZRH to do some spotting. So the next morning I left the hotel early and took the train to Zurich Airport. I was not too sure where to go to get the shuttle bus to the viewing area but it was quite well sign posted.

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You pay CHF2 into the ticket machine and this covers the cost of the bus and the terrace. You also have to go through security scanners as you are airside. Bags must be placed in luggage lockers .

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After five minutes in a departure type lounge the bus arrived and took us to the viewing terrace. It goes into an underground tunnel under the runway. Quite impressive. Soon we arrived at the terrace and took the lift to the terrace.

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Some great views possible from this great viewing terrace.

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Brilliant machine to listen to ATC

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Soon a new looking aircraft appeared with speakers at the bottom of the stairs

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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:48 pm

A really nice place to be and a nice warm sunny day. Some great movements on the air field.

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Soon alot of people gathered at the newish looking aircraft.

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It turned out to be the naming event for Swiss's new A330-300 and tables with food and drink were being set up on the terrace as part of the celebrations.

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The VIP's had been making speeches at the top of the stairs of the aircraft. They then came to the viewing terrace.

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TV and Media interviews

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Stairs removed from ''Bellinzona'' and getting ready for its flight.

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A guy in Swiss uniform came and offered me a drink. Nice thought. There were not many people there other than the VIP's and Press.

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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:52 pm

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Then ''Bellinzona'' left the gate .

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So a fantastic day at ZRH spotting. Would love to go back soon. It was time to head back into the city and rest at my hotel. That night I went to a Chinese restaurant in the old town and then had an early night.

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DATE: 02SEP2009
AIRLINE: SWISS
FLIGHT: LX 400
ROUTE: ZRH-DUB
CLASS: BUSINESS
SEAT: 3F
A/C: A320-214
REG: HB-IJF

I left the hotel around 6am and then took the train to Zurich Airport. I checked in at the kiosk and made my way to the lounge.

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Good food options.

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Free ice cream but not at this time in the morning

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I then decided to go to the othr Swiss lounge which is the old Lufthansa lounge.

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Not much has changed and the food offerings are very basic also. No Croissants or Nespresso machine etc.. Soon it was time to head to B28 gate which I had not been to before. Its not a great area and very make shift. I miss the A gates .Boarding was by bus .

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I was greeted by a friendly crew and shown to my seat. 12 seats in J class with 10 occupied. Not bad in this current climate. Also Economy was full.

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Newspapers and water given out

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Time to relax

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Soon after take off breakfast was served .

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It was really nice , plenty of drinks also .

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Then I had to buy my favourite chocolates

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Swiss Magazine for September with Athens featured again

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Around 40 minutes prior to landing drinks were offered.

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Before landing the Maitre De Cabine came to each J class passenger and asked if the service had been ok for them. Again a nice personal touch which was much appreciated. Soon time to land into a cold and grey Dublin.

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Time to disembark after a nice flight and make my way to arrivals.

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Then waiting for my bus home some last views of Terminal 2

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So thats the end of my report. Swiss are still as good as ever. I will be glad when all the renovations are finished at Zurich. The viewing terrace is one of the worlds best. All airports should take a note of it. London Heathrow could learn alot from the Swiss. Thanks for reading and I appreciate all your comments as always.


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Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:28 pm

Hey Phil!

Great report as always, it has been a while hasn't it? Glad the service was up to standards. I saw the current issue of our inflight magazine the other day as it is available for reading in our simulator training center. When i saw that it featured Athens, I knew you would like it Big grin

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Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:40 pm

Wow.... That is one helluva report my friend! I love the viewing terrace in ZHR, really wish we had something like that here in the States. Would love to see DUB and ZRH (need money and a damned passport first) but I suppose living vicariously throught the pic's will have to suffice.

I have one issue though......

There is no wrong hour to eat ice cream. Your comments were harsh Big grin  laughing 
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Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:51 pm

Hi Phil!

Nice to see a Swiss report again, it seems they are as good as ever. The meals on both flights look very tasty and the service sounds superb, you have to hand it to Swiss for maintaining this level of service as I can't really think of any other airline offering such a good J product on short-haul in Europe. Great photos at ZRH, in fact all of them were great just took me a while to get through them!

Thanks for posting

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Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:07 am

Hola Philip!

Thanks for this great report on LX once again.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Its been a while since I flew Swiss so time to treat myself to Swiss Business Class

Certainly, I was used to those weekly mileage runs you took some time ago.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Being dispatched ...

I think I've seen this guy somewhere else  Wink

IMO, LX keeps offering one of the best intra-European product on C, with some exceptions as not having hot food in flights less than 2 hours long. I have been with them on my summer flights to London and they have been really nice.

Really lucky you were there to see the christianizing of Bellinzona plane, in such a gorgeous day.

Salut!

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Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:55 am



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 4):
Great report as always, it has been a while hasn't it?

Hi Sandro, Yes it had been too long. But this Winter I intend to do alot more

Quoting Force13 (Reply 5):
There is no wrong hour to eat ice cream. Your comments were harsh 

LOL... true but Im not good in the mornings regards food so I stick to the normal stuff...Had it been afternoon or evening I would have raided that freezer.

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 6):
The meals on both flights look very tasty and the service sounds superb, you have to hand it to Swiss for maintaining this level of service

Hi Kev , yes the meals are always good and a highlight of the flight. I want to get some of those casserole dishes for home !

Quoting Rogerbcn (Reply 7):
Really lucky you were there to see the christianizing of Bellinzona plane, in such a gorgeous day.

Hi Roger ,
Yes it was a perfect hot day with blue sky and perfect for spotting and photos. I wish I was there now !
 
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:27 am

Hi Philip,

Well done on yet another excellent LX report! Have been missing your LX trips. I still can't believe I haven't tried the "now" not so new LX having been a frequent SR flyer for many years. I'll really have to try them out in 2010.

Zürich really is a beautiful little city isn't it. Haven't been in it for a couple of years now (only managed to drive through it twice this year without stopping) but have been to Geneva a number of times (another wonderful little city) and Basel this least (my least favourite of the 3 big Swiss cities).

May I ask what the breakfast was that was served on your return trip? The veal looked great, I always love a good plate of Zürich style veal, a dish I often make here at home.

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Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:28 am

As always Phil great report and super photos T2 in Dublin is coming along nicely
 
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:43 am

Excellent TR and the photos you took were great.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Anyway after clearing security I decided to go to the Anna Livia lounge first.

Did LX move here from the BMI lounge? And how are loads generally speaking on LX400/LX401?
 
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:55 am

Hi Philip
Thanks. Absolutely excellent report and great photos. I really enjoyed to read it and watch them. When ever you would like to have a guide in Zurich don't hesitate to contact me, but I see you know the city already quite well.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
Renovations old viewing terrace

"Renovation" is probably the wrong word, the tear down almost the whole Dock B and rebuild it  Wink .

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
I miss the A gates

Now the A-Gates are Schengen only though not for flights to DUB.

Cheers
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:03 pm



Quoting Toulouse (Reply 9):
Have been missing your LX trips.

Thanks me too . I couldnt wait to get onboard Swiss again.

Quoting Toulouse (Reply 9):
May I ask what the breakfast was that was served on your return trip?

It was really nice. Omelette with red and green peppers in filling and a mushrooms with sauce. Was perfect. Also hot baked croissants.

Quoting Neutral (Reply 10):
T2 in Dublin is coming along nicely

Yes cant wait to see it open .

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 11):
Did LX move here from the BMI lounge? And how are loads generally speaking on LX400/LX401?

Well Swiss official lounge for J class is Anna Livia and always has been but because they are Star Alliance and I have a Star Gold card I can use any Star lounge. Its handy for lounge hopping lol... Glad you liked the pics.

Quoting ZRH (Reply 12):
"Renovation" is probably the wrong word, the tear down almost the whole Dock B and rebuild it

Haha very true . Are there any artists impressions of what it will look like when its re built?

Quoting ZRH (Reply 12):
When ever you would like to have a guide in Zurich don't hesitate to contact me,

Thank You very much for your offer its much appreciated.  Smile There are still many parts of Zurich I have yet to see.
 
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Are there any artists impressions of what it will look like when its re built?

Here you at least find a plan how it should look:
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Actually the two pictures look a bit different. But fore sure I can tell that the new Dock-B will have two boarding/deboarding levels. One for Schengen the other for non-Schengen flights, therefore each of the gates can be used either way. And also a new viewing terrace will be on top.
 
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:36 pm

Wow!! Amazing report!!

You couldn't have written this report at a better time for me, im taking a "spotting" day trip to Zurich in a week and was wondering about what kind of views you get from the deck. I am really excited about my trip after seeing this report!

Looks like you had a nice couple of days, Swiss has always been a product i have wanted to try but the price has never been good for me. The service in business looks ace though.

Excellent Pics and well written, extra thanks for sharing Big grin

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Quoting ZRH (Reply 14):
Here you at least find a plan how it should look:

Thanks for that. The one thing I noticed is that they were constantly spraying the site with water cannons. I guess its health and safety.

Quoting Sebjacques92 (Reply 15):
You couldn't have written this report at a better time for me, im taking a "spotting" day trip to Zurich in a week

Cool , you will have fun. Take a 2 litre bottle of drink with you as there are vending machines there but quite expensive. In the main terminal there is a Supermarket called Migros and they sell cheap food and drink. Also if its hot and Sunny a Baseball cap and sun cream. You would be surprised how tanned I got just for a few hours lol...
 
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:01 pm

Hey, Phil,

superb pics from a superb time in and around Zurich, so it looks like.

And also a interesting story.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Sometimes you get bored and need to get away for a few days.

Oh, well, I know!.

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Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:57 pm

Hey Phil,

as always it's a lo of fun reading your trip reports and thanks for adding so many pictures. Keep the great work up  Smile
 
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Another great TR my friend =)
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:43 pm

Another great Swiss TR Philip. Up to your usual standards I must say. I'm hoping to head to NUE with them on the October bank holiday to rack up some miles & visit a friend. It's been nearly a year since I was on LX and I'm having withdrawal symptoms too. Lol! Keep up the good work!!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):
Yes it had been too long. But this Winter I intend to do alot more

Could you put up with a straggler or will I have to wait for Stena Plus?  Wink
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:53 pm

Hi Philip!

Great report once again! And also, again perfect service by LX!
Would love to get such enjoyable flights as you had in November, when I've to fly 4 legs on them. I also think that I won't like the B gates lounge, but I think I've no choice on my transfer from AMS to IST.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Fashion ??

Great picture! Would be an eyecatcher in Amsterdam if you walk like that on a Saturday night, but in a positive way I think  Wink Did you like his style? I wonder how the Swiss 'mountain' people like this modern design of their typical clothing  Silly

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Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:41 am

Nice report, Phil (even though I had to load the 2000 pictures at work).  Wink
LX's product doesn't really disappoint, it seems. Would be very interesting to know how many miles the lady got as compensation.

Great conincidence that you could watch the naming ceremony. I wish much more airlines would do the same. As for Swiss specifically - I'm wondering why large names are only added to the A333s. Numerous A32Xs and A340s have already been renamed (mountains replaced by cities), but these names do not appear on the noses.


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Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:22 am



Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 17):
Oh, well, I know!.

Hi Markus yes , you know exactly how I feel ,sometimes you just need to fly off somewhere.

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 18):
Keep the great work up  

Thnaks Im glad you enjoyed it.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 19):
Another great TR my friend =)

Well Bobby thanks for the thumbs up. Glad you enjoyed it. Isnt it about time we had another TR from you ?

Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 20):
Could you put up with a straggler or will I have to wait for Stena Plus?

Haha I guess I could, A Swiss trip I think is on the cards for us this Winter for sure. We just need to decide what city  Smile

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 21):
but I think I've no choice on my transfer from AMS to IST.

Hey Eric , well on the outbound you can use the B Gate lounge and the return you can use the nicer one. Be warned that the B gates require you to clear security after the lounge and the ques can be long.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 21):
Did you like his style?

LOL... I was laughing but my friends just said Im jealous , maybe they have a point. Those boots would not fit over my Rugby players legs though  Big grin  Wink

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 22):
Nice report, Phil (even though I had to load the 2000 pictures at work).

Sorry lol.. I didnt want to loose the quality of the photos so I used Fotosizer and reduced them but ticked the box to keep 100% quality. I guess that makes them bigger files. You all need 8GB RAM lol...Anyway I guess it was exceptional as there were so many A/C pics and I couldnt decide which ones to leave out.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 22):
I wish much more airlines would do the same.

Yes I agree , its a nice idea and good PR.
 
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Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Haha I guess I could, A Swiss trip I think is on the cards for us this Winter for sure. We just need to decide what city

Sounds good! We'll have a vote and see which comes out tops  Wink
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Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:49 pm

Hi there Philip,

Wow! That is what I call a spotting trip. Crisp pictures and a great story of the flight experience with LX. Excellent!

ZRH looks very efficient and customer friendly.

I am counting down to my first ever flight with LX, you know. Your report makes me more eager.

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Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:09 pm

A very enjoyable report, it seems you had another successful trip on LX!

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Then Tea and Coffee were served. My seat mate asked for Tea and then the accident happened !! The male FA went to put the hot Tea on the table and it tipped over onto the ladies lap. It happened so quickly and she burnt her hand and it covered her Jeans. He quickly ran to the galley and got a bag of ice and towels.

Not a nice situation for either party. Accidents happen and it sounds as though the female passenger took it in her stride. Feel sorry for the FA too.

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Some new part I have not seen before. I miss the old gates ! Anyway I finally came to a baggage reclaim area that I knew and then proceeded to the train station.

Because LX's flights to the UK and Ireland nearly always involve being bussed to and from the aircraft, they had to create a new passage to bring people into passport control ie. non-schengen. Ia gree about missing the old gates, but think this new corridor is quite smart.

I'm so glad to know you enjoyed your stay on the terrace. So many people complain it's not signposted well enough, so it's good to hear your comments! How nice it coincided with the naming ceremony!

Thanks for posting & happy flying
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Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:23 pm



Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 24):
We'll have a vote and see which comes out tops

 highfive 

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 25):
I am counting down to my first ever flight with LX, you know.

Nice , looking forward to your report.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 26):
Accidents happen

Very true and it was dealt with very professionally.

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 26):
Ia gree about missing the old gates, but think this new corridor is quite smart.

I dont know maybe its the low ceilings but I felt a bit trapped.
 
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Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:40 pm

Hi Philip,

Great report, looks like a couple of decent Swiss flights & a nice stay in Zurich.

The new viewing deck looks great, must pay a visit next year, winter is approaching, not going spotting there in the winter!

One of the last few pictures @ DUB shows a DL 764, are these regulars into DUB?

Thanks again, best wishes

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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:40 am

Great report with very nice pictures!

I have been to that observation deck and there's a great view from there. Nice to know also that the new B pier will also again have an observation deck.

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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:35 am



Quoting Ba319-131 (Reply 28):
One of the last few pictures @ DUB shows a DL 764, are these regulars into DUB?

Hi Mark , yes they are a regular sight in Summer time but go down to B757 in Winter AFAIK.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 29):
Nice to know also that the new B pier will also again have an observation deck.

Yes to have once decent viewing terrace is good but to have two is amazing ! Shame there are not more of them in Europe.
 
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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:47 pm

Very nice report - exhaustive. I can only confirm your positive experience with Swiss - see my report that I published today (swiss, LH & TAP in business, lis-txl-lis"

cheers from Algarve, Portugal  Wink
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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:35 am



Quoting Dtswi (Reply 31):
Very nice report - exhaustive

Thanks Im glad you managed to get through it all ok .  Big grin
 
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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:07 pm

Hey Phil

Nice trip report, when I finally managed to wade throught it all!!

Swiss looks up to its usual high standard and ZRH is such a fantastic airport. You were really lucky to have the naming of the new A330 and get so many close-ups, next step is to get on one!

Well done again
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RE: Swiss Business Class /ZRH Spotting&New A330 Naming

Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:56 pm



Quoting EIRules (Reply 33):
Nice trip report, when I finally managed to wade throught it all!!

Thanks

Quoting EIRules (Reply 33):
next step is to get on one!

Fingers crossed one of these days

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