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teahan
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Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:49 am

Hello,

Hello,

Swiss have updated their destination excellence website. Main highlights.

AIRBUS A340. is it just me or is it still the OLD Airbus widebody cabin architecture?:

- 360 degree view of A340-300 Economy class:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/a340_ec_360.html

Those seats look quite comfortable, I like the big pillow and huge PTV.

- 360 degree view of A340-300 Business class:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/a340_bc_360.html

- detailed and animated view of Business Class seat:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/a340_bc_seat.html

Seat looks a lot like Cathay Pacific’s but overall Cabin View is not aesthetic.

- 360 degree view of A340-300 First Class:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/a340_fc_360.html

Only difference I notice is the new cross-aisle in front of the Row 1 middle block.

- detailed and animated view of First Class seat:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/a340_Fc_seat.html

EMBRAER 170:

- Picture of the cabin:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/embraer170.html

Those seats look lovely and wide

SWISS Sun:

- Cabin shot:

http://www.swiss.com/destination-excellence/en/innovations/swiss-sun.html

Nothing new

I think the brown comes out quite nicely. What do you think?

Jeremiah
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:36 pm

Many thanks Teahan for the links....as a frequent flyer on Swiss i have been anxiously waiting for the new decor, specially the new Business class seats as i find the current J class seats quite pathetic......
I do have a few questions for you and the rest of the LX experts...
When is the earliest do you think ZRH-BOS and ZRH-DXB-KHI will see the new Business class. I have heard on this forum that Dubai and Karachi would be the first to be the A343??
My winter break has started and i am flying to Karachi from Boston....i always fly Swiss but since this time i found no reservation...specially on the ZRH-KHI route....i am flying Malaysian airlines to Dubai from Newark and then EK to KHI. Can you tell me if i can get points for my MH flight from EWR-DXB because all along that is what i have been assuming....thanks and your replies are appreciated...
 
oxygen
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:42 pm

It does seem to be the Old Airbus A340/330 interior. But I remember I saw some computed animated pictures (forgot where) of the SWISS A340 interior with the new contours. How come ?
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 5:23 pm

NO Oxygen it is NOT the old A330 interior,it is new and different.....they have never had the A340 before so its not possible for LX to have an old A340 interior....either way i travel LX many times per year and the interior is not the same as the animations provided by Teahan.
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 6:49 pm

Thank you very much for the great cabin views Teahan.
Its very nice to see finally some originality and different colours being incorporated into a cabin design. The tones of brown are look very pleasant, soft and easy on the eyes and also the Swiss Sun cabin looks very sophisticated and sharp with its black seats with beige moulding.
A nice and suprising contrast to Swiss Airlines' very stark and sterile looking brand and aircraft livery. Well done Swiss!!
-Braniff
 
teahan
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:42 pm

KHI747,

It has been confirmed that by Swiss sources that the A340-300's first route will be to Dubai (and obviously the cities that are served onwards from Dubai).

What do you mean by points? Malaysian is listed an as Qualifyler/Swiss Travel Club (new name from January 2003) so I guess it is safe enough to say you will earn those miles.

As for the interior, Oxygen and I are referring to the cabin architecture (shape of the overhead bins and such) and not the seats etc.

Jeremiah
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:57 pm

great, it looks fantastic. Swiss is doing a great job - already now. For me they are the No. 1 airline in Europe. Go Swiss

cheers
Mike
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:03 pm

Teahan,
What i meant by points was miles infact...sorry for the confusion.Actually all along i have been sure that i would earn the points on Malaysian.....my doubts only arose when i read on Swiss website that LX codeshares with MH on ZRH-KUL......i started thinking at that point that perhaps ZRH-KUl is the only route where i can earn points on Travel club...?? I hope i get the miles and i really am looking forward to travel in the A343 with the new interior.
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sun Dec 22, 2002 12:38 am

Great pics! Really beautiful lay out. Thanks for the posting.
 
SR3496
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:09 am

@KHI747 You can earn SwissTravelClub miles on all international MAS flights. Don't worry. But the miles are only Bonus and not 'Club' miles. So they won't help you staying in the STC-Silver.
Everything clear now?
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:13 am

KHI747
If you wanna fly with a Swiss 343 to KHI you should plan your trip either in June / July 03 or Sep / Oct / Nov 03. Than it's over.
Cheers!
 
khi747
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Sun Dec 22, 2002 8:51 am

First Class:
Why would it be over after then??Or is it going to be that every year during peak travel periods they will switch between the planes...from A332 to A343.
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Mon Dec 23, 2002 1:10 am

First Class:

What routes will the 343 serve in August of '03? LAX by any chance?
Thanks.

gibberish
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Mon Dec 23, 2002 6:21 pm

The golf pattern will only be used to traing the flight crews.
Currently, it is planned to start A340 LAX Ops in Nov. 03.
Hanspeter
 
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Mon Dec 23, 2002 9:31 pm

LAX? That is new. So far, only ORD was mentioned as US destination servecd with A343 in hte first batch.

However, LAX would be more logical in my opinion.

Gerardo
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:34 pm

Last summer I had the chance to fly on the Embraer 170 during it's demo tour around europe...by that time I was making photos on behalf of Embraer and I can say that the plane is indeed very comfortable and silent inside.

On the cockpit I missed more steam gauges but it is ok  Smile

Rgds & season's greetings

Renato Salzinger
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RE: Swiss International / News / New Interior Pictures

Tue Dec 24, 2002 5:39 am

Renato, how is the 170 compared to the ERJ145, pax-wise? Does it have a real difference between eco and biz class?

Rgds
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