Hello everyone, welcome to the second part of the trip to Asia series. This report will cover the flight from Zurich to Hong Kong with Swiss International Airlines. This is the second time that I take the same route to Hong Kong.
After arriving from Munich, we were taken by the bus to terminal A. We did not spent much time there and went to the immigration. Although our gate wasn't assigned yet, but we were pretty sure that international flights are departing from Terminal E. Passing through the immigration without any trouble, we took the people mover to terminal E.
Since our gate was not announced yet, we just found a seat and waited. Zurich Airport provides free WiFi to passengers, there are several machines that you can scan your boarding pass and get the WiFi password.
Overview of the Zurich airport
Eventually, our gate was assigned to gate 34 and we decided to sit in front of the gate, waiting for boarding.
And this will be my ride to Hong Kong, HB-JNH, delivered to Swiss International Airlines in March 2017. So it is quite new. The plane is still configured in F8C62Y270.
Boarding started at 22:08pm.
My seat, 45A. It is located at the back of the aircraft. Pillow, blanket and earphone were placed on the seat in advance. Pitch of the seat is 32 inch, it has one more inch than Lufthansa long haul aircraft.
View of the rear cabin.
Cabin durin boarding.
Another view of the cabin
View out of my seat window.
Soon, menu was distributed.
At 22:56pm, pushback began and the cabin light was dimmed. After a short taxi to RWY34, we took-off at 23:10pm.
15 minutes after takeoff, I started watching the first movie, Black Panther.
Dinner was served at 23:46pm, I chose the chicken option and a coke for the drink. First course Vegetable salad Main course Zurich-style sliced chicken with mushroom cream sauce, rösti and green bean Dessert Diplomat cream with crumble and raspberry coulis
Had a cup of coffee after the meal.
After the dinner, the cabin light was dimmed again, leaving only the blue LED on the ceiling.
By the time i finished the Black Panther movie, we were still flying over the Black sea.
About 20 minutes later, the sun began to rise. I also felt quite sleepy and tried to get some sleep.
Somehow I woke up one hour later and could not able to get back to sleep again. Checking the flightmap again and knew that we were flying over Turkmenistan.
Then I started watching the second movie, Destiny: A Tale of Kamakura.
About an hour later, I checked out the snacks bar in front. To my surprise, there are so many variety to choose from.
By the time I finished the second movie, we were flying close to Delhi. According to the flightmap, there were still 4 hours and 30 minutes to go!
At 5:55am, I visited the toilet at the back after the second movie.
At 6:15am, I started watching the third movie, but could not finished by the time we descent. Soon after the started of the movie, I fell asleep again and slept for about one and a half hour.
When I woke up, I visited again the toilet. Cabin light was starting to turn on gradually which implied that we were closed to destination.
Still 2 more hours to Hong Kong, and we were flying over Myanmar.
At 8:30am, breakfast was served. Scrambled eggs with chives, green asparagus, potato rösti. Bread roll, butter, jam, yoghurt and seasonal fruit salad.
Not long after the breakfast, the SWISS chocolate was given. In SWISS website, there is a detail description about the chocolate.
At 9:43, the captain announced that we will be landing in 40 minutes
Passing through Macau.
We touched down on RWY at Hong Kong time 16:22pm.
Reached the parking position at gate 18.
Last view of the aircraft.
Thanks for reading!
Zurich - ZRH
Hong Kong - HKG
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