Photo review of SWISS flight from Zurich to Montreal in First
Date : 25 June 2016 Airline : LX - Swiss Flight : LX 86 Class : First Class Itinerary : Zurich (ZRH) - Montreal (YUL) Aircraft : B777-300ER - HB-JND
Check In Area in ZRH :
The checkin in ZRH was fast, a dedicated First and HON circle area is situated on CHECK IN 1 Terminal in ZRH airport.
On first class you can carry until 3 luggage up to 40 kg each. I only check in one .
After Security (Fast Track for First and Business class in ZRH)
Direction the lounges : 2 options for First passengers : - Lounge at Gates A - Lounge at Gates E (opened in 2016)
Lounge Gates A :
The original first class lounge with a restaurant and open bar : was quite empty at 10 AM. The lounge manager offer me to visit the new lounge at GATE E with the SWISS Limousine. As my flight was departing from D gates, an other limousine will bring me after from E gates to D gates :
The Limo was quick (5min) , a tunnel exist for cars/bus exist between A and E gates
Lounge Gates E: The new lounge is stunning, offering : - Champagne Bar, - Terrasse, - Restaurant - Meeting room - Bathrooms / Showers - Bedrooms - dedicated concierge
Lets check the entrance :
After verifying my Boarding pass (as the lounge is only dedicated for Swiss passenger), the agent invites me to comeback at 12:30 for my limousine transfer to Gates D,
than Champagne was offered directly :
Choice of different champagnes : - Deutz Rose - Deutz Brut Classic - Bollinger Special Cuvee - Henriot Blanc de Blancs
Lets make a tour of the lounge :
- BAR :
- Restaurant :
- Meeting room :
- Terrasse :
- Bathroom / Shower with a nice view :
I did not visit the bedrooms as they were occupied, when I arrived.
A lot of seating area in the lounge :
I decided to have a look at the menu and have snack :
I choose a gaspacho type of soup and a salmon balik : Soup :
Salmon (was very good) :
And to treat my self a little bit more before the flight, i had a nice Movempick ice cream : Movempick Ice cream bar :
Nice coconut and white chocolate ice cream :
Time fly when you have fun and was invited to join the gate with the Limousine with an other guest.
Arrived at the D Gates and realized the flight was delayed by 10 min : not too bad :
Our aircraft for today : SWISS Boeing 777-300 ER - HB-JND :
Welcome on board :
My seat for today 1K :
The seat is quite large (config 1-2-1) with a 2 meter bed, the ottoman can be use as seat for dinner with a someone. The seat have a lot of storage on the side and in the closet (part of slide door closing). Screen : 32 Inch one the biggest in 1st class The seat can be transformed in the close suite for more privacy 2 toilets are dedicated for the First class passenger.
Champagne was offered : Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle :
Unfortunately, SWISS does not offer Champagne Rose on First.
Amuse Bouche, Newspaper, Magazine and Amenities were offered :
Amenities are essentially : - Bag with La Prairie cosmetic, Ricola candy, tooth brush with Elmex tooth paste - Sleepers - Pijama - Wifi code (50 Mb) offer on First Class
Menu were distributed :
Lunch had a choice of 4 main courses : - Beef Tenderloin - Rabbit from Jura - Herb Cod char - Linguine
I choose the fish for the main.
Now we were Ready to take off
When you want to transform the seat in suite: just need to press the closing door button : Inside wardrobe is included :
After taking off drinks were offered, I continue with Champagne :
than the meal service start with table setting :
FIrst course : different tapas style from the Trolley : - Lobster , Salmon Balik, Meat and Quinoa : everything was very nice
2nd course : a choise between Soup or Salad : I choose the Soup :
Main course : the fish quite good but a bit dry when was served :
I took a brake during the meal, I was already a bit full, and realised Swiss had a nice article about Montreal :
Cheese course : choice of multiple cheese from the platter :
Dessert: choice between Apple cake or Olive Oil cake : I choose the apple cake :
the Lunch service was done in around 2h because I took some break, as it was a day flight, it was very enjoyable.
The staff was very nice, give me some advise on wine pairing and we have some funny chat.
Heading slowly to Montreal … the 32in screen is awesome for all the entertainment
A last snack was offered 1 hour before landing but i skipped it : - Chicken Sandwich - Cesar Salad
Finally the staff show me rest area of the pilot on the B777 :
Landing was perfectly on time
We land in Montreal and was happy to catch one of the first Tunisair flight to YUL :