Review of SWISS flight Zurich Warsaw in Economy

Airline SWISS
Flight LX 1352
Class Economy
Seat 20A
Aircraft Airbus A220-100
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 27 Feb 17, 17:15
Arrival at 27 Feb 17, 19:10
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loukas
By SILVER 1446
Published on 10th March 2017
Hi again,

This report covers the second leg of my trip to Switzerland with SWISS CS100. You can find the first leg description here:

http://flight-report.com/en/report/22592/SWISS-LX-1343-Warsaw-WAW-Zurich-ZRH

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

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The catherdral from one of the bridges over Limmat river

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I made a walk along the lake but it had to be short due to very strong cold wind

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A very nice old town street

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Old Town and river Limmat

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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.

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Cathedral

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Castle

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Alps over the old town roofs
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Zurich lake
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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.

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In the valleys it is already spring :)

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View over Weesen

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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

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Departures board

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Airside with duty free

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and special Lindt shop

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Time for some spotting. The weather was very good that day but the sun sometimes didn't help at all in taking pictures.

Swiss A320

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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.

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Some apron views with window reflections

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My gate

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And finally my Bombie (at least the visible part of it)

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Swiss A321

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These seats don't look very comfy but they are

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Time for boarding and some views from the jetbridge

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View from my seat, the same one as on my way to ZRH, and the same aircraft HB-JBE

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Pitch is very generous

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Cabin view after boarding being completed

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Slowly rolling towards the runway

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Oh, another Bombie taking off!

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Now it's our turn to take the runway

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and take off

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View of Zurich, lake and Alps appear as we turn left



It is nice to see the airport you have just taken off from

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and even nicer to fly over it a minute later

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Bodensee beneath

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and some Swiss/German/Austrian Alps

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The susnset begins as we leave the mountains heading north over Bayern

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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.

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The cabin with overhead monitors

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Safety card

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You can buy a model of 777-300 or Bombie from the duty free catalogue

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Time runs fast and we are already close

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Landing

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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.

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This time there should be no jetbridge failure, I hope

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Last look on the great seats as we disembark. Bye, bye Bombie!

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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.

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Many thanks for reading!
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Verdict

SWISS

8.1/10
Cabin9.5
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi5.5
Meal/catering8.5

Zurich - ZRH

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Warsaw - WAW

8.9/10
Efficiency8.5
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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 :)

Information on the route Zurich (ZRH) Warsaw (WAW)

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9 Comments

  • Comment 389460 by
    Shisdu SILVER 668 Comments

    JAW-DROPPING !!!

    That's how those amazing bonus pictures can be described!! You can't imagine how much I appreciate them! You payed a lot of attention to composition!

    my seat, the same one as on my way to ZRH, and the same aircraft HB-JBE

    That seat is legally yours now!! :D

    We are going to have sandwiches with chicken or cheese

    This is a bit ahead of LATAM's catering, which is my reference. It's a good thing that you have different options to choose from, and that they serve food that's so representative of their identity.

    The cabin with overhead monitors

    I find those little monitors so cute. Aren't they a bit too small? Is the information legible from the seat?

    Later I will find out it (788) was diverted to WAW from a charter flight after an engine problem.

    GASP. Engine problems so soon?!

    Last look on the great seats as we disembark.

    Most beautiful Y cabin I have ever seen!

    this beautiful country where everything works as it should.

    Is there such a place in the world??? You're gonna make me cry!!!!

    A carefully made report, pleasing to the eye and informative at the same time. Very good work. Congrats!

  • Comment 389490 by
    fiftytwo GOLD 878 Comments

    ''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''

    Lol , thats a big piece of change compare to Warsaw !

    Happy that the flights were good ! I love their screens , hope LO will get one these new bombardiers soon

    Pa !

  • Comment 389507 by
    Numero_2 GOLD 9737 Comments

    Thanks for this enthusiastic FR about LX and Switzerland ! ^^

  • Comment 389663 by
    KL651 TEAM 4469 Comments

    Thanks for this FR and nice bonus.
    With those fresh sandwiches LX does provide one the best catering on short european flights.

  • Comment 390120 by
    Rl 777 810 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR with us!

    Absolutely fantastic bonus pictures from gorgeous Switzerland!

    Nice spotting shots in that beautiful light.

    Wonderful aerial shots after takeoff, excellent capture of the airport as well.

    The sandwich does not look bad for a flight like this one.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a good one, see you.

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