SwissAir Posts

You Must Watch this SWISS Video


SWISS, like many things in Switzerland, has a reputation for precision and quality. The national carrier has come a long way from its Swissair bankruptcy days and epitomizes what it means to be a reputable company. How does it maintain such an image? Primarily through its flight ...
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Trip Report: LX Swiss Air Lines Review, Business Class ZRH to LAX.

  Flight# LX 40 Aircraft: Airbus A340-300 Zurich (ZRH) to Los Angeles (LAX) Depart: 1:10 PM Arrive: 4:45 PM (same day) Duration: 12hr 35mn Seat: 7D Business Class Award availability is pretty limited on Swiss Air (for United, US Airways redemption) but if you ever find yourself lucky ...

The Secret to Obtaining SWISS First Class Award Space


Booking first class award space on Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has become much, much more difficult over the last 18 months. SWISS was once fairly generous--you could book months in advance and award space was generally decent: with a little flexibility you could find two first class ...
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Swiss Air Lounge Review: Geneva, Switzerland

The Geneva Airport has two Swiss Air lounges: A Business Class lounge and a First Class lounge. The business class lounge is accessible to those flying intra-Europe or long haul business class On Swiss air and their partners and priority pass cardholders. The first class lounge is accessible to ...
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Swiss Airlines JFK- GVA Business Class Review

Star Alliance flying has never been my forte, but this year, thanks to a mixture of my Chase Sapphire, which transfers to United and my American Express Platinum (or Amex Premier Gold), which Membership Rewards transfer 1:1 to ANA and Aeroplan, I have found myself using my points to fly on Star ...
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Swiss Lounge JFK

The Swiss Lounge in T4 at JFK is a great place to kick back and relax before any long haul flight. Those flying on Swiss Airlines in business class or those with Star Alliance Gold status have access to the lounge. The lounge is no longer airside, meaning the mad rush to security to catch the plane ...
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Airline's Hard Product: All The Same

As I began to plan my next trip, this time to Europe, I started investigating European Airlines’ Business class offerings, specific star alliance carriers. I personally have never flown a European Star Alliance carrier, so whether it is SAS, Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels airline, etc., the ...
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Swiss International Airlines: Providing Time Travel As Well As Flights

As a part of the Star Alliance MegaDo 4, I was on a Swiss flight from Zurich to San Francisco on the Airbus A340.  While I know many of you ignore the advertising that appears on the inflight entertainment system, this flight provided some real gems.  Let us start with their newest code ...
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My Letter to Swiss Int'l Air Lines, RE: RGN Cancellation

Another week has passed and the Swiss Int'l Air Lines Burma fare discrepancy remains unresolved. I am not in a rush--my trip is not till next June--but I do wish to resolve the matter quickly and have sent my contact at Swiss' Montreal office the following note:
12 October 2012
Dear Mr. ...
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Swiss Int’l Air Lines Cancels RGN Tickets

Last week, inexpensive business and first class fares originating out of Yangon, Burma popped up again to many Canadian destinations and were bookable for about 6 days (from 21-26 September 2012). Many were able to take advantage of the great deal, myself included. Popular routings included Swiss ...
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Swiss my new airline of choice for European flights

My home airport is Manchester UK (MAN) and I have a few Star Alliance options; United, US Airways, Lufthansa, SAS, TAP, Brussels, Turkish and Swiss. I have been sticking with Lufthansa over the years and I have been over all happy with LH, but in the past few years LH has made some changes to their ...
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Business Class Airline Amenity Kit Showdown

On my last frequent flyer award trip I flew Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines and Continental (now United Airlines) in business class. On each long haul flight I received an amenity kit which was given to all business class passengers. Most flights were two cabin flights: BusinessFirst on Continental, ...
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Spotlight on Deutsche Lufthansa, the 747-8I and India

German Airline Group Deutsche Lufthansa has revealed the first initial routes to receive the new "Queen of the Skies," also known as the 747-8 series aircraft, starting in approximately one month's time.
On Friday, Lufthansa announced on its social media newsroom page that its ...

Double Check Your United Award Itineraries Now...for Missing Segments!

I received an e-mail this evening from a client whom I had assisted with an award reservation to South Africa on Swiss (San Francisco- Zurich-Johannesburg) using United miles. Tickets had been issued last October and were in economy class.
Matthew,
Hope you've been well.
We logged ...
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Around the World with the Star Alliance

Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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SWISS to change branding

SWISS International will be changing its branding. A new logo will be adopted starting in October. It shows a SWISS tailfin with its Swiss-cross design, reflecting the livery of the company’s aircraft and enabling SWISS to be instantly recognized as “the airline of ...
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Surprise! You've Got Lunch: LX1800 ZRH-IST


I find myself racing at top speed through the Zurich airport, attempting to make one of those generally inadvisable, asthma-inducing, 30-minute international connections. I tend to travel light, hand-luggage only, so my focus is on making it from point A to point B (or G). I breeze through ...