Swiss operates its Airbus A220 series aircraft on regional routes throughout Europe. I decided to try their business class service on a short one-hour flight from Düsseldorf to Zurich. Detailed information on Switzerland`s corporate responsibility and sustainability can be found on swiss.com The business class cabin itself looked relatively new and the large 62-seat cabin showed little wear, thanks to a relatively recent refresh of almost all aircraft in the Swiss fleet. Wood tones and seating designs work well. The cabin itself was clean and aesthetically pleasing – simple, very Swiss. At 88,000 miles round trip, booking with ANA is a slam dunk. At least on paper. This is usually one of the best ways to book flights to Europe in Business Class. But with over $800 in fees and no option to book one-way flights, it was a no-go. To begin our journey back to the United States, we flew with the Airbus A220 (one of my favorite aircraft) in SWISS Business Class from Geneva to Frankfurt. Let`s take a look at what that experience was. So we booked our one-way flights from Chicago-O`Hare (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) with 63,000 Avianca LifeMiles and only $49 in taxes and fees each.
It was easy to book for two or more – prizes in Swiss Business Class are often very open. In addition, Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One Venture Miles and Citi ThankYou Points can be transferred to LifeMiles. I assigned us seats one behind the other on the left side. Since the intra-European Business Class usually has a locked centre seat, this works particularly well with the A220, as you get the set of two seats for yourself. So I had 7A & 7C seats while Ford had 6A & 6C. Lufthansa has two lounges here in Düsseldorf – the Senator Lounge and the Business Lounge. Both are located in Pier A on the mezzanine. While the Senator Lounge is reserved for First Class passengers and Star Alliance Gold passengers, the Business Lounge can be used by any passenger with a Business Class ticket. Inside, the living rooms are quite similar, and this separation mainly serves to divide the capacity between two living rooms.
Business Class passengers have access to excellent airport lounges before leaving most cities. Many are often associated with their Star Alliance partners. Business Class passengers still benefit from priority boarding lanes to have more time to settle in. We were offered to upgrade to Swiss First Class via online check-in for $1,499 each. Swiss First Class is almost impossible to book with points and miles – and that`s a big improvement over Business Class. The seat belt signal was turned off approximately 10 minutes after take-off, after which on-board service began. Each Business Class passenger was offered a snack tray. Consider taking the LAX ZRH flight next spring and using Avancia to book the flight. Thank you for this information on the distribution of miles/points as well as the score. I do not know if you do not know what you are talking about or if you did not understand my speech. Pork is not as popular as chicken, period. Still, BA insists on offering options like pork chop or BBQ chicken.
I don`t like pork and I don`t want sugary barbecue sauce. It`s in business class. Another example is either a bacon panini or cheese and tomatoes. I don`t like tomatoes and I want to avoid pork. Again, business class not economy. Another example is pulled pork or chicken tikka masala. I don`t want spicy Indian food and pork. It`s not like Singapore Airlines where there are 6-8 options and one is pork. BA insists on giving two options, one of which is often pork and the other is not exactly what one would call mainstream. Oh and the best of BA has to be either a plate of plough (including a cold egg wrapped in cold and pink cooked pork sausage meat from nitrate ham) or sausages and pork porridge again. No, I shouldn`t have to order a kosher or halal meal just because I don`t want to eat pink meat with nitrates with a cold egg or sausage made of all kinds of meat and ridiculous amounts of fat from an animal with questionable hygiene standards.
I know the next comment will be, don`t steal BA then. Well, LHR is my closest and largest airport. So often I don`t have options BA is the only airline with this type of network outside LHR, especially short-haul routes. This is the Swiss Business Class. After a recent flight from Chicago-O`Hare (ORD) to Zurich (ZRH) on their Boeing 777, it stands out among the many options for flying business class to Europe – especially the most popular domestic airlines thanks to the reclining seats and food and wine that were a big step above what you`ll find in the US. This is the second part of my report of my press trip with the Geneva Tourist Office. You can read more about my outbound flight here. After some time in the lounge, I went down to the gate, where my flight was preparing to board. Business class passengers were allowed to board first, and I drove down the deck to the waiting Airbus A220-300. Find out more about Zurich Airport or Geneva Airport on swiss.com. American frequent travelers often chew in European business class.
This seems to be largely due to the fact that it does not have the huge seat needed to weigh them properly. In almost every other respect, Europeans are ahead, as the Swiss A220 Business Class demonstrates so well. Swiss remains my favourite business class product on short-haul routes in Europe, and the A220 is a fantastic aircraft to fly. I`m curious – doesn`t look like Swiss, but on European airline flights, where they have the mini tray table that sits between the two business class seats, who changes cabins between flights? Is it the flight attendants? Where do you store unused trays? The amenities of Swiss Business Class were basic but adequate. Of course, they keep the best for passengers flying ahead in first class. Flew both the A220-100 and the 300 variant over the past two days.