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Knightsofmalta
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Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:53 pm

For the summer season of 2016 Etihad Regional aka Darwin Airlines is operating a flight from Sion to Palma de Mallorca on behalf of a Swiss tour operator. The flight originates in Lugano and flies the short distance across the Alps to Sion as a positioning flight. Fortunately, Etihad sells ticket on the domestic leg, and so I figured I might as well give this new service a try.

All in all though, given my recent thwarted attempt to bag the Wamos Boeing 747, I might have guess that things would not go according to plan...

Austrian Airlines, Zürich to Lugano
Etihad Regional, Lugano to ...
 
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:04 pm

Great work as usual. Etihad Regional doesn't seem like a great airline, but it was great to read a report about a flight to Lugano - not something you see very often on A.Net. Thanks.
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:06 pm

Hi KLDC10

Thanks for taking the time to comment. And I'm glad you enjoyed the report. It was a nice trip, irregularity or not! Strangely enough, I've only seen one other report here on this flight.

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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:24 pm

Wow, you're a time traveller :-) (Your report says the flights were on the 31st August 2016!).
 
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:31 pm

Thank for sharing. At least I got an impression of LUG after LX/OS last minute cancelled my GVA-LUG-ZRH trip earlier this year and sent me to ZRH by train :(
 
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:03 pm

I didn't know that you can travel in the future ;-)
Date: 31. August 2016. Departure: 09:35.Arrival: 10:10.Flight time: 35 minutes.Seat: 15F, then 9A.

Poor groundservice with ETIHAD REGIONAL, GVA was once there home-base in the good old days... BTW the ground handling is outsourced to Dnata
 
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:20 am

Nice report. Flew ZRH-GVA with Ethiad Regional. It was a decent flight, quite enjoyed it
 
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:24 am

zolagola wrote:
Thank for sharing. At least I got an impression of LUG after LX/OS last minute cancelled my GVA-LUG-ZRH trip earlier this year and sent me to ZRH by train :(


Hi Zolagola

That's interesting because I was wondering what LX would do in case of a cancellation. I had figured they'd probably send me to Milan. It didn't occur to me they'd put you on a train. It's a nice ride but it's awfully long.
 
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Re: Etihad Regional and Austrian Airlines: The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:43 am

Nice report. It looks like Austrian and Etihad Regional offer almost the same service on this route. At least you got a snack! I flew a flight from Minneapolis-Cedar Rapids, IA two weeks ago, which was a 30 minute flight, and nothing was served at all.

Thank you for sharing!
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