MartijnNL wrote:danvs wrote:ZRH - Been there last summer: overrated, overcrowded, dated terminals and with hundreds of delayed flights.
Hundreds of delayed flights? You mean all flights that day were delayed? How many departures ZRH has daily? Are you sure it weren't dozens of flights?
MartijnNL wrote:danvs wrote:I never expected my flight to hold for several minutes before landing at this airport; in fact we held much longer to land in ZRH than in LHR.
Personal experiences may very greatly. I have experienced two holdings at ZRH, the last one just a week ago, both lasted for around five minutes. Coming in to land at LHR I also experienced two holdings, both lasting around twenty minutes.
Maybe you weren't lucky at ZRH. Personally I am always very happy when the crew announces we 'unfortunately' have to hold for some time. I love to go round in circles, watch the world from above and look at other aircraft nearby, that are also holding.
Some flights between Frankfurt and Amsterdam take 44 minutes, others last 58 minutes, thanks to holding during the approach to Schiphol Airport. I have done the 374 miles between AMS and ZRH in 53 minutes, while the 231 miles between AMS and LHR took 1 hour and 10 minutes, of which twenty minutes were spent holding. A great way to start the day!
MartijnNL wrote:PSAatSAN4Ever wrote:I'm surprised no one has mentioned Zurich specifically with a story!
I'm surprised you state this. Multiple users have shared their stories about ZRH in this topic.
LX138 wrote:My favs:
Luton - awful in every possible way.
Bucharest - modern part ruined by confusing layout, endless smoking rooms at each gate, queues snaking all over the place for smoking/food outlets. Dirty and badly maintained.
Leeds-Bradford - cheap and nasty build fit out everywhere. Bus shelter type canopies outside. Awful security. Painful 40 minute bus ride from Leeds.
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