Review of Helvetic Airways flight Munich Zurich in Economy

Airline Helvetic Airways
Flight LX3627
Class Economy
Seat 17F
Aircraft Embraer E-190
Flight time 00:55
Take-off 06 Dec 16, 18:45
Arrival at 06 Dec 16, 19:40
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By BRONZE 925
Published on 17th December 2016
Hi everyone, this is my first report. This report will cover a trip from Germany to Asia and this is the first part.

1. Part 1 LX3627 MUC -> ZRH You are Here
2. Part 2 LX138 ZRH -> HKG Here
3. Part 3 BR828 HKG -> TPE Here
4. Part 4 BR867 TPE ->HKG Here
5. Part 5 OS58 HKG- > VIE Here
6. Part 6 OS117 VIE -> MUC Here

I left home at 3:30pm and took the S-Bahn directly to Munich airport. The Munich airport center had already transformed into a Christmas market. Entering the terminal, I headed to the checkin counter to get my boarding pass. There was a small queue at the counter but it didn't take a long time to wait.
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Having my boarding pass on hand, I went through the security check and air-sided in no time. My flight will be departing at gate number K09, which implied that I had to take the automated people mover to the satellite terminal.
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At the satellite terminal, I immediately checked where the gate was. I noticed that my plane was not there yet and the monitor indicated the flight will be delayed until 19:10pm. This flight was operated by Helvetic airways on behalf of Lufthansa, therefore it carried a Lufthansa flight number, LH2372. Since there were some times until boarding, I went to the central plaza and brought myself a sandwich.

Central market place of Munich satellite terminal
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Coffee machines near my gate offered by Lufthansa, 2 euros per drink
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It seemed that the delay was due to late inbound of the aircraft. Eventually our aircraft shown up at 18:30. HB-JVR, a five years old E190, only flies between Munich and Zurich. At 19:00pm, boarding started and the cabin crew distributed snack at the entrance door of the aircraft. My seat was 17F which enabled me to see the winglet of E190 perfectly. My seat mate was a business man. The loading was quite full and almost all the seats were occupied. While all passengers boarded the plane, captain announced that there will be another delayed due to the froggy weather in Munich. Looking out of the window, you could hardly see anything such as the main terminal behind.

Snack distributed during boarding
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My seat, 17F
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Cabin during boarding
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Overhead cabin vents and lights of E190
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An Lufthansa A340-600 was parked next to us. D-AIHU, LH574 to Cape Town
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At 19:53pm, plane finally took off in the mist and the visibility was getting better as we flew through the mist. Flight time was expected to be 40 minutes.
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Soon after the seat belt sign was off, the cabin crew started the drink service and I opted for orange juice.
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Seat pocket items included Lufthansa magazine.
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Plane commenced the descend very soon, and we landed on RWY14. During taxing, I spotted the Face of Swiss, which will bring me to Hong Kong a few hours later. My aircraft finally parked at Gate A09 and I deplaned quickly.
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Last view of my aircraft
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Thanks for reading!
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Verdict

Helvetic Airways

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi6.5
Meal/catering7.5

Munich - MUC

8.4/10
Efficiency8.5
Access7.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Zurich - ZRH

8.5/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

It is really hard to give any comments on such a short flight. However, Helvetic Airways really provided a decent services.

Information on the route Munich (MUC) Zurich (ZRH)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 10 reviews of 3 airlines on the route Munich (MUC) → Zurich (ZRH).


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The airline with the best average rating is SWISS with 7.8/10.

The average flight time is 1 hours and 1 minutes.

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