Review of SWISS flight Zurich London in Economy

Airline SWISS
Flight LX450
Class Economy
Seat 22A
Aircraft Airbus A220-100
Flight time 01:15
Take-off 30 Sep 19, 07:00
Arrival at 30 Sep 19, 07:15
LX   #18 out of 67 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 799 reviews
Published on 17th December 2019

The flight covered is my Zurich to London flight with SWISS, onboard their Airbus A220-100, an aircraft I simply adore. For its small size, this aircraft's interior is comparable to the A350's comfort. 

There I am on the way to Zurich, to catch my early morning peak flight to London. Funny fact, as I used to work at LCY by the time of this flight, as soon as I landed, I went back to work right after clearing immigration. Comes very handy to finish your vacation and make it to work immediately.

photo img_6125

The check-in area was very busy, but I already had my boarding pass on my phone, and did not have any luggage. I passed through the business class lane with my Star Alliance status and went through security. It was very efficient and made it quick airside. 
The birds below are preparing to their respective departure airports 

photo img_6127

As I had a very long ahead, I headed straight to have breakfast at Marché. Love this place in Zurich! But be prepared to pay a large sum of money. Remember that this is Switzerland! 

photo img_6129

It is still early morning, almost all shops are still closed.

photo img_6130

I then headed for Starbucks to have a nice well needed coffee. 

Now is time to board! Hello Matterhorn, missed you.  

photo img_6132

The pole covered the blurring already hehe. 

photo img_6134

Hello JBA

photo img_6137

How elegant are those seats?

photo img_6138

Lovely view of the winglet.

photo img_6145

Good legroom, really comfortable. Compared to their bigger A320/A321s, I would rather choose the A220 over the 320 family. 

photo img_6147

The famous A220 overhead. Tiny screens, but still readable.

photo img_6146

The seats in profile view.

photo img_6148

We then started those engines and taxied to the active runway. 

photo img_6163

We then aligned behind the company A320 that departed just in front of us to Heathrow.

photo img_6177

And takeoff! Off we come London/

photo img_6184photo img_6188

Let's start enjoying the view, shall we? 

photo img_6192

That's just after flying over the clouds!

photo img_6195photo img_6196

Things are starting to be stunning up there. Such a motivation for a Monday morning! 

photo img_6212

Colours were very vivid and changing up there, it was really beautiful. 

photo img_6216

The tray table is quite big. 

photo img_6221

Then commenced the service. It wasn't the famous cheese sandwiches, but a Preztel croissant instead. It was great! Alongside was served beverages. 

photo img_6226

And then look who came! 

photo img_6228

Shortly after my smile was wide visible, we commenced our gradual descent towards City Airport.

photo img_6245

With the sun coming in!

photo img_6250-83760

Good morning to the UK! 

photo img_6258photo img_6261

We started approaching runway 27 for landing at LCY/EGLC. Flaps down. 

photo img_6264

And the HMP Prisons in sight. Note the speed-brakes down as this is procedure for the approach at LCY. The descent degrees in LCY is higher than other conventional airports.

photo img_6268

And touchdown! 

photo img_6272

Made it right on time to vacate and park to our parking position Stand 23.

photo img_6274

And we parked self-maneuvered, can you see how BA CityFlyer aircraft are parked? We did the same thing. 

photo img_6284

Deboarding was done by bus, as it is the case for international flights to City. 

photo img_6292

Last view of JBA, taken from inside the bus. 

photo img_6293photo img_6296

Many thanks for reading!
I hope you enjoyed this report? Let me know in the comments section! 

See more



Cabin crew10.0

Zurich - ZRH


London - LCY



Great timing for that flight, as you can reach work just after your flight.
Food was basic but delicious on board.
The cabin crew was very professional and smiling, and very nice to give me a bunch of SWISS Signature Chocolate.
Entertainment was basic though, in-flight magazine was available, but the mini airshow in the overhead screens would give +1.5pts

Information on the route Zurich (ZRH) London (LCY)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 4 reviews of 2 airlines on the route Zurich (ZRH) → London (LCY).


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

The average flight time is 1 hours and 32 minutes.

  More information


If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !

Login to post a comment.