Let me start with some bonus pictures from my short 3-day stay in Zurich and its area. This was my second stay in Switzerland after an 18 year break. I came here for the first time when I was 18 years old and got this trip from my parents as a gift for becoming an adult. It was a package tour by bus covering almost all country with some great mountain locations as Jungfraujoch and Zermatt with Klein Matterhorn. I'm not so lucky 18 years later, Zurich and some beautiful small towns and villages around Zurich lake must be enough this time, but I'm not going to complain, Switzerland is beautiful and I really enjoyed this short stay.
I spent only a couple of hours in Zurich getting there from the airport by train around midday and coming back to the airport where I was going to be collected by my friends in the evening. A return train ticket costs 13 CHF, the trip lasts approximately 10 minutes and you can take every train going to Zurich Hauptbahnhof or back to Flughafen. In the city centre there is no need to use bus or tram as all you can see during a half-day stay is within a walking distance. The old town is beautifully located between Limmat and Sihl rivers and Zurich lake.
I didn't have very good weather, it was rather cold and windy but I didn't stop me from climbing the cathedral tower for a panoramic view
The catherdral from one of the bridges over Limmat river
I made a walk along the lake but it had to be short due to very strong cold wind
A very nice old town street
Old Town and river Limmat
I like Swiss cities but I think the real beauty of this country is hidden far away from its towns, in small villages with Alps in the background.
Let's go back to the city for a minute. Rapperswil is located by the Zurich lake. A very nice small town with a castle, cathedral and Alps in the background.
Alps over the old town roofs
It was very nice in Rapperswil but what I love the most about this country is countryside and mountains. In the area of Glarus the landscape is still very snowy.
In the valleys it is already spring :)
View over Weesen
It was a very nice but short stay. Time to go to the airport and fly back home :( Good news is my flight again will be operated by CS100!
I've checked us in using Swiss app but while trying to print our boarding passes at self check-in kiosk at the airport I was asked (by the self check-in kiosk) to use traditional check-in desks. Usually it seems there is a problem, maybe overbooking, flight cancellation or delay but a very friendly lady told us everything was fine and it must have been a system failure. Good to hear.
Check-in area number 1 in ZRH
Airside with duty free
and special Lindt shop
Time for some spotting. The weather was very good that day but the sun sometimes didn't help at all in taking pictures.
A Bombie CS100 with catering being loaded. This is not my Bombie to WAW but at least the one I could take a good picture of.
Some apron views with window reflections
And finally my Bombie (at least the visible part of it)
These seats don't look very comfy but they are
Time for boarding and some views from the jetbridge
View from my seat, the same one as on my way to ZRH, and the same aircraft HB-JBE
Pitch is very generous
Cabin view after boarding being completed
Slowly rolling towards the runway
Oh, another Bombie taking off!
Now it's our turn to take the runway
and take off
View of Zurich, lake and Alps appear as we turn left
It is nice to see the airport you have just taken off from
and even nicer to fly over it a minute later
and some Swiss/German/Austrian Alps
The susnset begins as we leave the mountains heading north over Bayern
Service begins as soon as the seat belts sign is off. The flight is supposed to last only 1:30 this way. We are going to have sandwiches with chicken or cheese. I choose cheese and it's a good choice as my sandwich has inside a very thick slice of good Swiss cheese and some mayonnaise, nothing more unfortunately but the cheese is so good! Tea with milk and water goes perfectly well with it. Chocolates were distributed afterwards.
The cabin with overhead monitors
You can buy a model of 777-300 or Bombie from the duty free catalogue
Time runs fast and we are already close
We pass by the same 788 as on the way to ZRH. Later I will find out it was diverted to WAW from a charter flight after an engine problem.
This time there should be no jetbridge failure, I hope
Last look on the great seats as we disembark. Bye, bye Bombie!
Time to take my bag and go home. It was a nice flight, nice Swiss experience and nice stay in this beautiful country where everything works as it should. I will miss Switzerland.
Many thanks for reading!
Zurich - ZRH
Warsaw - WAW
This was my second flight with Swiss and onboard CS100 and I really enjoyed it. The aircraft is great with beautiful desing, good legroom and huge windows. Swiss offers a decent service as for a 1:30 flight. The CC was very professional and polite which made the flight even nicer. ZRH is a well organised, divided in many smaller parts which makes all the departing procedures faster and easier. In two words: Swiss quality :)
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