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LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:34 pm

Hi everyone ! Firstly I would like to appologize for my english... really not perfect ! But I hope that you will enjoy to read this trip report !

Probably most of you hav seen the shortfilm of Marc Foster, LX forty. For the others, it's online : http://myflight.swiss.com/

My airtraveller life is like a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

The first year, I was travelling mostly in French domestic flights, with Air France. My favorite route was Brest Paris. After I discover the european flights, with Easyjet, then my first long haul flight, with Air France to PPT.

I remember my first Swiss experience, Basle Copenhague, on March 2003, my first Swiss business flight on August 2007, my first Swiss long haul flight on

December 2007, my first Swiss business experience on March 2008... I remember each swiss flight, everytime great time.

After a lot of flights with Miles&More airlines, mosty LX and LH, i can now enjoy an award flight. I take this opportunity to travel with the new swiss bird, the A330-300 to New York in First class, on board LX14 return with LX15. The new premium class of the best european airlines, what an experience !!

My travel begin in Paris, from my flat near Montmartre. After a short RATP bus ride, i took the regional train, RER B to CDG. I've explained on previsious trip report how the quality is poor on this service, a shame for one of the most visited cities in the world !

For the first time, i'm flying with Swiss, since they moved to the terminal 1, where the most of the Star Alliance Airlines operate out from.

After a short check in on the business counter, i visited the Star Alliance lounge. This lounge is located in the non-schengen area. You must proceed to the immigration control when going to the lounge. The Star Alliance lounge is quiet, the catering good.
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The ride between the lounge and the gate is really long, even if the immigration area was quiet. Like everywhere in CDG the safety control wait time is really long, no dedicated line for business travelers : the "acces n°1" line are only available in terminal 2. The positive aspect of the terminal 1 is to have all the flights accessible with fingerdeck, and no CDG visit by PAXbus.

Last year, the LX633 flight, departure 10.00 AM offer a standard meal, with salad an desert. I was surprise to have the breakfast service !
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Quiet flight, even if we had to wait for a few minutes in the waiting aera before landing in ZRH.
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Nice view over the Swiss Alps
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Even if we came in ZRH with a few minutes delay, i had enough time to visit the First class lounge. Very nice place, very quiet, nice view over the runway. The catering was also good. I only enjoyed a light meal before my First class experience :
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Transfer by private car to the terminal E and direct access to the safety control. Just after arriving, the boarding had already begun. My bird to New York was the newest A330-300, HB-IHB, named "Sion", the capital of the Swiss region Valais.
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I was warmly welcomed on board.
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Just after arriving at my seat, a flight attendant came to present himself, and proposed a glass of Champagne to me !
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Just after, some amuse-bouche was served.
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Some pics of this beautiful Swiss first cabin. Even if it was my first first class experience, I've seen a lot of first class cabin, in airliners.net. I considered this First class in the category of Singapore or Emirates, more of a suite than an aircraft seat ! Congratulations to Swiss for this beautiful cabin !
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The Swiss cross on the world map : so small but so beautiful !!
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It's now time to take my seat, just relax and enjoy this flight !
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Some gifts...
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The captain came personally to welcome each and every first class passenger ! Thank you sir and have a good flight too !

A330-200 with a nice livery, Edelweiss Air, Swiss subsidiary company opreating holiday flights
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Take off, left turn over Zurich, view over Bubendorf military Airport
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And over Zurich Airport, where other long haul aircrafts are waiting for take off
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After the "fasten seat belt sign" was switched off, the Maître de cabine, came to weclome each First class passenger. The table was drawn up for lunch. The wine was a swiss local wine, from the Einiedeln abbey estate.
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The first aircraft of the series A330-300 was named "Schwyz", the capital of the swiss region schwyz, part of Switzerland since his creation the 1st august 1291.

This month, the "SWISS taste of Switzerland" catering in Swiss First and Swiss Business served delicious meals from the Adler countryside restaurant in Ried-Muotathal created by the Chef Daniel Jann, based on specialities from this region. I was on an aircraft enjoying a restaurant quality meal !

selection of appetisers : pike-perch terrine, scallops on polenta withan olive and plum tapenade, mosaic of beek and garden vegetables, lovage and cream cheese crêpe roulad, Loch Fyne smoked salmon filet
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Tomato consommé with Alpine cheese grissini and basil ice cream
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selection from the salad trolley
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Main courses : filet of beef with summer morel ragoût, linguine pasta with red chilli julienne, baby carrot and green asparagus (creation from Langasthof Adler).

The choice was also : Thai green chicken curry with basmati rice; Saffron pasta in a herb and mascarpone cream sauce with green asparagus and tomatos (creation from Hilti, a Zürich vegetarian restaurant); special of the day (sorry, I don't remember the details...)
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Selection of Swiss artisan cheese (sorry, I forgett to take a picture)

Desert : Muota Valley fresh cream cake with kirsch schnapps. I has also the choice with a Chriesibrägel, a warm cherry compote with elderflower ice cream. Both are creation from Landgasthof Adler)
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Nespresso coffe, with chocolate coming from Sprüngli, a fine confisery from Zürich
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After the lunch, the flight attendant who was on the galley came, like a chef in a restaurant ! She told me that everything is prepared and assembly on board, and need a special qualification to served on the swiss first galley. A flight attendant and also a chef... Thank you, it was like in a high quality restaurant !

The Airshow on this aircraft is new, with nice 3D animations. The big flat sreen, like a home cinema !
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Some pictures of the cabin, here the Economy area
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And the Business : very original disposition. I must also try it on a next flight. The difference between the old A330-200 with only recliners and this new one is like the difference between day and night !
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My seat is now ready for slepping. Well, it's more a bed !
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Before landing, a collation is served :

Appetisers
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Quiche and salad (I just decided to take only the half...)
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And desserts
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Nice approch to JFK, here Long Island. The 3 flight attendant who served in first class came to say goodbye just before landing
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Nice kiss landing, taxiing to terminal 4.

An A330-200 at a remote stand, near an Jet Blue A320. The Lufthansa family in New York !
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Virgin America, with the USA flag on the winglets !!
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Thank you for this inbound flight, it was just perfect ! Sion in New York...
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Just near his brother
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It's now time to enjoy New York ! I stay four days on this nice city, before flying to Burlington (Vermount) with US, a few days in Montreal, a night stop Burlinton, and back to JFK also with US : also a nice exeperience, a separate trip report will be coming soon... It's the third time i visited the USA. I find people very friendly, not complicated, the citys are quiet and safe... I think that i'm not able to live there, i prefered the european city and way of life, but USA is a very beautiful, I like to fly there for vacation !

Friendly Check-in at the Swiss first area in terminal 4. The swiss lounge has a First class/HON Circle area, totaly separated from the other part of the lounge. Very quiet area, with a restauration area and a good buffet. I find very nice for an airline with three daily flights to have their own lounge with a first class area !
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Nice view, Virgin America, A330-200 to Geneva, A340-300 to Zürich
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And my A330-300 ! HB-IHC "Bellizone", the last Swiss bird, develiry just a few days before this flight. Bellizone is the capital of the tessin, the main italian language area of Switzerland, and also a beautiful city in the UNESCO world cultural heritage !
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Boarding call in the lounge, located before the safety controls area. But as First class passenger, a friendly ground crew came to escort me to the plane, and help me to cut the line ! Romanisch writting in New York... perhaps the only place where we can read this language ! National airline, SWISS MADE !
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I'm warmly welcome by the Maître de cabine at the door, and after by the first class flight attendants ! Champagne and amuses bouche !
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Ready for a good night in the new Swiss First cabin !
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Take off, turbulent flight during a long minutes, but the table is drawn up for dinner. Even if it was a night flight, it was a real dinner, not a light dinner ! As for the inbound flight, the Swiss taste of Switzerland menu was available, also from region Schwyz, the cradle of Switzerland.
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Smoked salmon filet, seafood, meat and vegetarische platter
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selection from the salad trolley
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Main courses : saute fillet of beef with café de Paris butter, mashed potatoes, green asparagus tips and carrot, creation from Langasthof Adler.
There was also a choice with a seared pheasant breast with tarragon jus, sautéed Savoy cabbage and corn and risotto cake; wild mushroom ravioli with Chablis
beurre blanc and wilted spinach; special of the day.
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Cheese selection (other cheese was also available !)
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White and dark chocolate mouse timbale with marinated strawberries
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Sprüngli chocolates and pralines. There was also a Nespresso coffe selection : capriccio, vivalto, arpeggio or decaffeinato.
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It's now time to sleep. The Pyjama for the night was offred. Well, it's more a decontracted sportwear clothes desing by Van Dutch with Swiss First logo, very nice to wear !
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A Swiss flight is everytime to short... But I can sleep a few hours before to enjoy the breakfast !
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An egg dish was also available, but i prefered to continue my breakfast after the arrival !
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Paris, my final destination... but a detour to Zurich, the little big city is everytime a pleasure !
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Approch to Zurich
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I've booked a flight with a long connection in Zurich. Enough time to stay in the First class lounge, to take a shower, a breakfast, read newspaper, and a small meal
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Last flight to Paris, in Business class. Delicious sandwich !
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And also an delicious Möevenpick ice, served in Economy cabin... and also in business, thanks the friendly cabin crew !
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It was my first First class experience. I really enjoy this flight. The cabin crew, and also the ground staff, was very friendly and professional. Every time I'm flying with Swiss, I enjoy the experience. Also in Economy, in Business, in a short flight from Swiss European, it's everytime a pure pleasure.

In 2007 i access to the Frequent Travler member statut, in 2008 to the Senator statut. Even if the HON Circle statut is inaccessible for me, even if I can't pay for a first class flight, I'm very motivated to fly more with Swiss and other M&M airline, to enjoy again an other first class flight... Probably next year ! It's a good objective, fly enough to enjoy each year a long range First class flight ! To fly each year in the paradise... and also flying in good hand the rest of the year !

Thank you for reading it. I hope you enjoy. Comments are welcome.

Eating in a restaurant, sleepping in a bed, looking film in a home cinema... What else ??
Thank you to all Swiss crew member for these flights, thank you to Chef Daniel Jann for the tasty meal.

It was my flights with LX14, LX15 : the flights of a caterpillar becomes a butterfly.
Don't ever try to live your dream before ? I do !

... and never forget, there are no better way to fly than with Swiss... and also Lufthansa !
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:04 pm

What a lovely TR, LXfan!

Since I will be flying LX myself in September, I mostly enjoy reading LX experiences of my fellow A.netters.

I was hoping that LX A340 would have been retrofitted by September. I unfortunately have found out that it was just a wishful thinking!  Sad

Still thank you for sharing.  Smile

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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:22 pm

Flying LX business myself in November, and I must say, meal on the CDG-ZRH and back are poor, and below average from what I've seen in other reports?
The LX A333 experience looks great. Especially the seat.
Also here it seems the quantity of food is not so much? Or does it just look like it.
I think though that Swiss offers the best coffee in the air nowadays, I'm a huge Nespresso fan so they can't do wrong with it  Wink

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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:29 pm

Lucky you, thank you very much for sharing!
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:48 pm

This is a truly interesting and thoughtful TR. You covered all of the important points. I enjoyed reading it. And by the way, don't apologize for your English. It is just fine.
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:24 pm

Great report, LXfan. Your English is fine - the photos speak for themselves, anyway! LX F food looks outstanding, and I really like the seat - the wood accents do a lot to impart a warm feeling that is sometimes lacking.
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:02 pm



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
What a lovely TR, LXfan!

Thanks !!

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 1):
I was hoping that LX A340 would have been retrofitted by September.

No idea... actually no A343 are retrofitted, that mean for september it will be maximum one ! But for the food, the Schwyz specialitys are only until august, it will be an other region.

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
Flying LX business myself in November, and I must say, meal on the CDG-ZRH and back are poor, and below average from what I've seen in other reports?

It's the first time I see a sandwich on business class... Last year it was for all day flight the standard meal. I was also surprise...

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
The LX A333 experience looks great. Especially the seat.

Yes, it is !! A very good product !!

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 2):
Also here it seems the quantity of food is not so much? Or does it just look like it.

For some courses, the cabin crew propose you if you want again ! It was good, i was not hungry !!

Quoting Reifel (Reply 3):
Lucky you, thank you very much for sharing!

It was a pleasure !! For me it's also the way to thanks the Airline for the quality, and also a souvenir for me !

Quoting Caleb1 (Reply 4):
I enjoyed reading it. And by the way, don't apologize for your English. It is just fine.

Thank you !!

Quoting Kurt (Reply 5):
LX F food looks outstanding, and I really like the seat - the wood accents do a lot to impart a warm feeling that is sometimes lacking.

Thanks ! I have no picture, but there are also wood on the lavatory !! The cabin is very nice !
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:57 am

Hi LXfan

Really interesting report, I can't wait to try the new LX F seat in September!
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:04 am

I only have one word: WOW !

And it applies to your trip report (great reading it) as well as to the new SWISS First product (need to test it).

Cheers, LXfan (from another LX fan !)
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:29 am

Great looking seats there with nice atmospheric touches like the lamp style light, looks very Swiss and stylish this is what American carrier always miss the small stylish touches!

Great report enjoyed it immensely, felt like I was really there superb!
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:58 pm

Fantastic report and pictures. I would expect nothing else from Swiss, their new product is a step above the rest. Cant wait to try it myself sometime.

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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:32 pm

Thank you for the great trip report. It's always nice to read and see pictures of the new LX A330-300 product, especially in First!
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:31 pm

Thanks. Great trip report. I really enjoyed to read it.

Quoting LXfan (Thread starter):
Take off, left turn over Zurich, view over Bubendorf military Airport

A little correction: the city with the military airport is called Dübendorf. A midsized suburban city of Zurich quite close to ZRH airport.
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:44 pm

Excellent trip report.....I saw the seat live and also here on the pictures what should be unsave about it that LX will need to remove the First Class from the A333's and install new seats??? The EK or SQ suites also have a lot of edges and I am sure the F seats on LX do not have more, I would say rather less.

Quoting LXfan (Thread starter):
Main courses : saute fillet of beef with café de Paris butter, mashed potatoes, green asparagus tips and carrot, creation from Langasthof Adler.

Funnily I was served the exact same dish in C class on JFK-ZRH in July.Everything was more squeezed together as the C Class plates are smaller but the contents was exactly th same.... Again as SWISS does not seem to differentiate too much in meals between C and F they should at least in Seating therefore installing only the new C on the A343 and not F is not such a great idea  Wink
 
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi LXfan,

Very nice TR, really enjoyed the narative & pictures, most enjoyable.

The new F seats look very nice, the old one was pretty decent too, got a good nights sleep on those!

Hope to give it a try one day soon.

Regards

Mark
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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:53 pm

Thanks at all for the comments !!

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 7):

Really interesting report, I can't wait to try the new LX F seat in September!

Enjoy your trip ! Actually the 3rd seem to fly often to Chicago, instead of an A343 !

Quoting GVAJFKflyer (Reply 8):

And it applies to your trip report (great reading it) as well as to the new SWISS First product (need to test it).

Yes, they have a very good product ! Will come in the next month between GVA and JFK, but you can also try it now via ZRH !

Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 9):
Great looking seats there with nice atmospheric touches like the lamp style light,

The lamp is nice, It's like at home !

Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
I would expect nothing else from Swiss, their new product is a step above the rest.

I'm never disappointed with Swiss !

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 11):
It's always nice to read and see pictures of the new LX A330-300 product, especially in First!

I must now try it in business class ! An other trip report for the next months !

Quoting ZRH" class=quote target=_blank>ZRH (Reply 12):
A little correction: the city with the military airport is called Dübendorf.

Oh, sorry... I must return in Switzerland for holidays, I forget the name of the citys !! A daytrip and a ZVV (public transport in the region of Zurich) pass is urgent !

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 13):

Funnily I was served the exact same dish in C class on JFK-ZRH in July.

Only for main course ? Probably because it was the Swiss taste of Switzerland menu !

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 13):
Again as SWISS does not seem to differentiate too much in meals between C and F they should at least in Seating therefore installing only the new C on the A343 and not F is not such a great idea

Yes, I've read that on the swiss aviation forum.The new First in flights to Japan, Thailand, South America must be great !!

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 14):

The new F seats look very nice, the old one was pretty decent too, got a good nights sleep on those!

... even if between JFK and ZRH, it's a short night !
 
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Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:23 pm



Quoting LXfan (Thread starter):

Thanks for sharing LXFan !

I also flew 'SION' to JFK in the same seat as yours. Apart from the first dessert (I chose the elderflower ice cream and warm cherry compote because the stewardess recommended it) our flights were probably exactly the same !

I also agree regarding the Swiss service. It is of a very high standard and I look forward to experiencing it again on my return trip.

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Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:00 am



Quoting LXfan (Thread starter):
My bird to New York was the newest A330-300, HB-IHB, named "Sion", the capital of the Swiss region Valais.

Cool, I saw this bird arrive from ZRH at ORD on Monday!
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:30 am

Excellent trip report! No worries about your English; I could understand it fine.

I have to say that I think the Swiss F seats are probably my favorite of all the F class seats I've seen, in terms of design. They are simple and tasteful, without too much going on (I've always found the Emirates seats to be very "busy"). It really looks like a mini hotel room when the bed is turned down! I hope someday I'm lucky enough to fly in one of those cabins  Wink
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:25 pm



Quoting LXfan (Reply 15):
Only for main course ? Probably because it was the Swiss taste of Switzerland menu !

The menue selection should nevertheless differentiate. Meals especially created for both C and F. No no the first course and dessert were not the same. Regarding the crew and the service I agree that LX is one of the best in the industry in terms of that.
 
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Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:43 pm

Hi there LXfan!

What a great TR! some very good photos!

I really like the design of LX's first class suites: sober and soothing; Très impressionnant en effet!

I look forward to reading your next TR  Smile

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RE: LX Fourteen : This Is MY Flight. Swiss Made

Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:37 am

Fantastic TR with lots of pics. Very good!

The food on the long haul flights are looking great, whereas the food on European flights are looking a bit cheap. Last year I flew LX CDG-ZRH-HAM in C and had a much better meal.

Thanks for sharing,

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:13 am

Thanks LXFan for this awesome TR!  Smile

The new "Suite" seems to be very comfy, and the service friendly and attentive.

However, I think that LX must improve many items, to remain competitive:

=> Banning sandwiches in short-haul flights in C;
=> The lounge in ZRH needs to be revamped, with a whole "à la carte service", and Spa/ massages offer;
=> A Concierge Service would be a nice touch in F, with a private car troughout the transit; just like LH, AF, TK and SQ do;
=> The second meal in F is poor: I expect much more than a "quiche" (even though I guess you like flammekueche  Wink) with a real choice of two or three dishes.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:04 pm

I got a private car in Y with AF. We got off the plane and they were waiting for us to rush us round to our other flight to DXB. We had a very short turnaround!

Great report! Those LX suite's look lovely!
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:21 pm



Quoting Ulysse (Reply 22):
The second meal in F is poor: I expect much more than a "quiche" (even though I guess you like flammekueche Wink) with a real choice of two or three dishes.

Again there LX is not differentiating enough between C and F. I remember flying F on ZRH-JFK in 2004 and there LX still offered a full 2nd meal now they just offer it on ZRH-LAX and possibly MIA however the standards of that 2nd meal in 2004 on the JFK flight regarding selection etc was better.

Quoting Ulysse (Reply 22):


=> Banning sandwiches in short-haul flights in C;

Such sandwiches were served in Economy Class a few years ago on a ZRH-CDG flight.
 
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:52 pm



Quoting LXfan (Reply 15):
Will come in the next month between GVA and JFK

Will it ? That's great news. I am booked on LX 23 from JFK to GVA in October, but it looks like it is going to be an A330-200 (which is fine as well) ...
 
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Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:10 pm



Quoting SInGAPORE_AIR (Reply 16):

I also flew 'SION' to JFK in the same seat as yours. Apart from the first dessert (I chose the elderflower ice cream and warm cherry compote because the stewardess recommended it) our flights were probably exactly the same !

I also agree regarding the Swiss service. It is of a very high standard and I look forward to experiencing it again on my return trip.

It's a small world...

Enjoy your return flight !!! I'm sure you'll also enjoy it !!!

Quoting AmricanShamrok (Reply 17):

Cool, I saw this bird arrive from ZRH at ORD on Monday!

A good surprise for all the passenger who take a such bird to Chicago instead of the A340-300 !!

Quoting Tradewinds (Reply 18):
It really looks like a mini hotel room when the bed is turned down!

Feeling at home... the privacy is preserved, it does not feel like sleeping in a dormitory !

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 19):
The menue selection should nevertheless differentiate. Meals especially created for both C and F. No no the first course and dessert were not the same. Regarding the crew and the service I agree that LX is one of the best in the industry in terms of that.

Clear... LX is one of the best... specially for an european airlines !! Excellence is more of the reputation of Asian airlines, like Singapore Airlines

Quoting EC001 (Reply 20):
What a great TR! some very good photos! (...) I look forward to reading your next TR Smile

Thanks !! My next travel is not booked... probably for september for an european flight : with LH (in Economy) or LX (in Business)

Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 21):
whereas the food on European flights are looking a bit cheap. Last year I flew LX CDG-ZRH-HAM in C and had a much better meal.

Yes, I'm agree. On the return flight to Paris, the Maitre de Cabine said me that it's due to the short flight time and the departure time, on the afternoon. On other flight, she said me that it's the same service ! Also on the CDG ZRH departure 10.00 AM, last year it was a standard meal, this year a breakfast, but less than wilch offred last year !

Quoting Ulysse (Reply 22):
Thanks LXFan for this awesome TR!

Nice to read you here, dear Ulysse !

Quoting Ulysse (Reply 22):
However, I think that LX must improve many items, to remain competitive:

Yes, some aspects are perfectible. the current service is already satisfying

Quoting T8KE0FF (Reply 23):
I got a private car in Y with AF. We got off the plane and they were waiting for us to rush us round to our other flight to DXB.

Swiss has also this service for First and HON passengers with aircrafts in remote stands. But I'm not sure it exist for short connections passengers. Perhaps because the distance in Zurich are relatively short.

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 24):
Such sandwiches were served in Economy Class a few years ago on a ZRH-CDG flight.

In Economy it's now Mövenpick icecream, wilch you can aslo find in the Senator lounge in ZRH !

Quoting GVAJFKflyer (Reply 25):
Will it ? That's great news. I am booked on LX 23 from JFK to GVA in October, but it looks like it is going to be an A330-200 (which is fine as well) ...

Sorry, I mean... in the future, probably not in september ! The 3rd and 4th aircraft will flying to India from this autumn. I've read that Montreal will also received the A330-300, perhaps the 5th aircraft ?

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