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Anyone flown Swiss International (formerly Swiss Air) lately and can report on the experience?

Anyone flown Swiss International (formerly Swiss Air) lately and can report on the experience?

Jan 20th, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Anyone flown Swiss International (formerly Swiss Air) lately and can report on the experience?

they seem to be offering the cheapest flights to Rome thus far. Thanks!
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Jan 20th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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I flew them last March from Chicago to Venice via Zurich. Great experience! The seat configuration was 2-4-2 or perhaps 2-5-2. And there were the mini videos in each seat. As far as leg room, I just don't know. I'm short and small so it's not too much of an issue for me. Overall, it was a good experience!

Best wishes,
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Jan 20th, 2004, 11:45 AM
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Hate to be a voice of gloom, but I wouldn't book Swiss more than 6 months out - they aren't doing well financially... Of course the same can be said for USAirways and maybe even United.

Other than that, they're fine, though the A330 is very tight in coach (A340 is supposed to be better, MD-11 is also so-so).

Oh yes, you need to pay for drinks (even water) and food in coach on their short-haul flights within Europe. That said, they gave out nice free chocolates on the flights between Zurich & Paris I took last week and served a glass of water when the plane was held at the gate for connecting passengers in Zurich (such generosity ).

So in a nutshell, book them but not past August.

Hope this helps,
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Jan 20th, 2004, 05:54 PM
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Flew LA-Zurich and Milan-Zurich-LA in October 2003. Good experience. Food was even edible! And flight crews were very friendly.
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