dtswi
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Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:20 am

29 oct. 09

I parked my car in Lisbon airport at P3 long term parking outside (relatively cheap, about 300 Euros for 3 weeks stay).
Smooth checking at swiss/portway business counter at Lisbon airport.

Beautiful new TAP /Star alliance business lounge in Lisbon with fresh colours and delicious "canapes".




Swiss LX 2085 LIS-ZRH
A321-111 HB-IOC "Eiger"
business class

As always Swiss service was organized and friendly. Water & towel already at the seat when we boarded.
On time Close door 12:21, push back 12:24, take off 12:34 (official depart. 12:20)

Choice of beef ragout with Choux de Bruxelles, Potato gratin & Thyme sauce
or Indian vegetable curry with Saison Salad

Cheese & grape

Vanille Mousse with plum

Red wine from Valais or Chasselas white wine as swiss wine selection: excellent both.

Touch down 15:59 on time

I let you enjoy the breathtaking pictures, i could switch to both sides of the cabin to take them, as 4 seats were empty.

Load was about 85% -90% I would say.

Very attentive service (the Maitre de Cabine was very entertaining) and communicative pilots. Overall a flight to remember.

Later I will post my continuation flight to Bangkok.

Enjoy !
tap lounge lisbon hallway
tap lounge lisbon living
tap business lounge lisbon food&beverages
tap business lounge lisbon sofa
taking off from lisbon view on vasco de gama bridge
vegetarian curry veg. with saffran rice, saison salad, vanille mousse, cheese
coffee w/ milk, toblerone
The Mont-Blanc ! Sun set and clear sky allows a unusual sharp image
taken with zoom: Rade de Geneve et jet d'eau !
The Haut Lac Leman with Montreux, Villeneuve and Valais valley
Le Moleson 2002 meters high peak in Gruyere region
Dent de Broc with Middle Age city of Gruyeres perched on the hill
Gruyere region with Inthyamon valley to Chateau d'Oex, Berner Oberland in the back
The 3 lakes region: Neuchatel, Morat & Bienne lakes
No comment
very friendly and relaxed atmospehre in swiss business A321
Zurich lake
approaching kloten airport
Kloten airport
our aircraft A321-111 HB-IOC "Eiger"


[Edited 2009-11-24 01:47:17 by dtswi]
 
EL-AL
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:00 pm

Wow, amazing photos! look like prefect postcards.

Nice TR in addition, swiss never disopintes.

Thx.
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:24 pm

Good report but how could a 1221 door close for a 1220 departure be considered on time?
 
dtswi
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:40 pm



Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 2):

official departure time is always time of closure of door and not take off.
 
B747forever
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:44 pm

Nice TR

Love the pics.

Quoting Dtswi (Thread starter):
coffee w/ milk, toblerone

Didnt you get the Swiss chocolate?


Looking forward for the next part.


Thank you for sharing

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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:46 pm

Hola Dtswi!

Thanks for this TR on my favorite airline.

As many times I have flown LX I am always impressed by their service, food and attention by the crew.

Food on this particular flight looks really nice and accompained by the stunning views of the Alps can be considered one of the best reaturants in the world.

Quoting Dtswi (Thread starter):
tap business lounge lisbon food&beverages

Food and beverage selection looks really nice.

Looking forward to reading the next one.

Obrigado!

Roger
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dtswi
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:04 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):

No, on this leg we had only Toblerones. But on my return flight last Wednesday I had Swiss chocolates again. I guess they change from time to time.
 
sandrozrh
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:25 pm

Nice TR, amazing pics! The meal looks amazing and even though i'm really not into vegi food i had probably enjoyed this.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 4):
Didnt you get the Swiss chocolate?

We had Toblerone chocolates on board for a few weeks, but now we're back to the good old thank you for flying swiss chocolates.

Quoting Shamrock321 (Reply 2):
Good report but how could a 1221 door close for a 1220 departure be considered on time?

An on-time departure is STD off blocks +15mins. So unless something went seriously wrong, they would have been off-blocks on time with a 1221 door close.
 
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:41 pm

Hi nice report. I experienced the Swiss J class service as good as ever a few hours ago. Certainly one of Europes premier carriers.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 7):
but now we're back to the good old thank you for flying swiss chocolates.

Much nice IMHO. Dont like the others.

Great report

OA260
 
wouwout
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:33 pm

long term parking: 300 euro for 3 weeks?!?! Is that including service and new tires?
 
ZRH
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:48 pm

Thanks for the report. Beautiful pictures.

Quoting Wouwout (Reply 9):
long term parking: 300 euro for 3 weeks?!?! Is that including service and new tires?

This is really expensive. Even in ZRH which is usually quite an expensive airport it is cheaper. Here you can park three weeks for CHF 263.-- (€ 175.--).
 
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:34 am

Very awesome pictures!! I especially like the one of Mont Blanc, looks like Swiss has a great on board product, its also nice to have a great cabin crew. I look forward to seeing you BKK report!
 
Comeflywithme
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:15 am

Many thanks for the excellent report and pictures.

Some may say it's a great product but I don't see anything that's any better from the other major European carriers with a business class cabin - the seat pitch or the food certainly look nothing exceptional. I really do think SWISS are over rated on the short haul European product but are excellent in long haul.
 
ZRH
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:01 am



Quoting Comeflywithme (Reply 12):
Some may say it's a great product but I don't see anything that's any better from the other major European carriers with a business class cabin - the seat pitch or the food certainly look nothing exceptional. I really do think SWISS are over rated on the short haul European product but are excellent in long haul.

You are probably right. But I really don't see why there should be more on these short hops. On the long flights the pitch and width get important.
 
dtswi
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:52 pm



Quoting Comeflywithme (Reply 12):

Probably you are right re. seat pitch and food, but I guess swiss distincts itself in quality of service, meaning courtesy and attention of steward and reliability/punctuality.

They are not by chance 1st european airline in business for several years.

IMO.

Quoting Wouwout (Reply 9):

a dutch friend of mine said this was rather cheap; Schipol would be much more expensive...
 
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:38 pm



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 7):
Nice TR, amazing pics! The meal looks amazing and even though i'm really not into vegi food i had probably enjoyed this.

Is the cockpit crew getting C Class meals on european flights or only if there are left over meals?

Very nice trip report, thanks  Smile
 
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:55 pm



Quoting LXA340 (Reply 15):
Is the cockpit crew getting C Class meals on european flights or only if there are left over meals?

We have our own designated crewmeals (more like glorified Y meals) but whenever there are left over C meals, I^ll go for them, and there almost always are Big grin
 
dtswi
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RE: Swiss Business LIS-ZRH Unique Clear Views On Switz

Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:47 pm



Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 16):

with or without a glass of a fine swiss red wine?  Wink

Sandro, have you flown as captain to Lisbon yet?

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