Category Archives: Swiss International Air Lines

Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Bombardier CSeries: Zürich to Luxembourg

INTRODUCTION As some of the more regular readers of this blog will know, I’m not exactly a fan of Lufthansa and the Lufthansa group of airlines. But sometimes, circumstances change and we can either adapt to them or spend a … Continue reading

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Helvetic Airways, Economy Class – Embraer 190: Zürich to Milan Malpensa

INTRODUCTION Finally! It’s time for my well-deserved winter vacation and man, do I need it! I’ve so busy getting things finished that I feel as though I completely missed most of Christmas cheer this year. But anyway, I’ve submitted my … Continue reading

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SWISS, Business Class – Bombardier CS100: Zürich to Paris-Roissy

  Date: 10. September 2016. Departure: 12:35 Arrival: 13:55 Flight time: 1 hour. Seat: 1F, window on the starboard side. GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: Train. Journey time: 1 hour 27 minutes. Departs from: Basel SBB. Arrives: Zürich Flughafen. Cost: … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Business Class – Airbus A 320: Zürich to Malta

Date: 11. July 2016. Departure: 12:00. Arrival: 14:15. Flight time: 2 hours 15 minutes. Seat: 1F. INTRODUCTION Well that was quick. Yesterday late afternoon I arrived back in Zürich from Lanzarote. It is now ten o’clock on Monday morning and … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Bangkok to Zürich

INTRODUCTION Previously, LX180 left Zürich at around 22h45 to arrive in Bangkok early in the afternoon the next day. The aircraft would then stand around in Bangkok until the evening for a departure around midnight, to arrive in Zürich just … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, Economy Class – A 320: Zürich to Paris

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”                                                                                                          – Leonardo da Vinci INTRODUCTION I suppose I … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines: Is this the end of the line for the hub strategy?

On Monday, 6 October 2014 Swiss International Air Lines gave a press conference to announce some ‘major product enhancements’. The carrier will be introducing a new meal concept on European flights and squeezing yet more seats into its short-haul fleet … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 330-300: Chicago to Zürich

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: train, train, bus, train, shuttle train Departs from: Grand station – red line Frequency: – Journey time: one hour and fifty minutes Fare: USD3 Following the relatively easy journey from O’Hare to the city a … Continue reading

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Swiss International Air Lines, First Class – A 340-300: Zürich to Hong Kong

Absentation, the hero leaves the security and comfort of home… The first leg of my journey sees me travelling from Zürich to Hong Kong in First Class with Swiss International Air Lines. This is actually my first flight with SWISS … Continue reading

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Russian Fairtyles and a Round the World Trip with Swiss, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Tahiti, Air France and Virgin America

Preamble In his Morphology of the Tale, which was published in 1928, Vladimir Propp analyses the narrative structure – or morphology – of Russian folklore and fairytales. He concludes that the narrative structure of the Russian fairytales he looked at … Continue reading

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