Review of SWISS flight Zurich Vienna in Economy

Airline SWISS
Flight LX 1578
Class Economy
Seat 14C
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 00:30
Take-off 03 Apr 09, 12:50
Arrival at 03 Apr 09, 13:20
LX   #33 out of 123 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 745 reviews
jetsetpanda
By 2747
Published on 1st February 2014
I had a delightful stay in Zurich and was now ready to return to VIE. The ride in the train from the city back to the airport was smooth and I used one of the self service kiosks to check-in. For some technical reason I was having difficulty and had to check at the counter. The agent issued me my boarding pass efficiently and I was on my way to security.

I really like ZRH airport. It's clean, spacious and very user friendly in my opinion. As a hub, it is not so big that it seems overwhelming. It's a nice and compact transfer point. I made my way to the gate and took the opportunity to take a couple of shots of my plane parked at A65.

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Soon boarding commenced in an orderly fashion. The flight was not very full so I had an empty seat next to me. Once the door closed, a saw a FA walk through the cabin with a tray of toys distributing them to kids which seemed really proactive on her part. I thought these were on a request basis.

After take off a tuna sandwich was distributed. I later learned that there was also a cheese sandwich but the FA never advised the passengers of the choices. Perhaps they were low on the cheese and this was given only when requested. The sandwich was a good size and edible. It consisted of tuna in a mayo base and a thin slice of pickle inside.

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A bit later, the FA went around distribution a package of mix and refreshing towels which was odd but appreciated.

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Before arrival chocolates were given out as usual on LX.

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Plane at VIE.

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I stayed at the Intercontinental hotel in VIE which proved to be a central location next to Stadtpark.

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Lobby bar

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Room

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Club Lounge

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Snacks at the Lounge





Stadtpark

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Love is in the air

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St. Stephen's Cathedral




Hundertwasser in Landstrasse with its surrealist architecture.

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A few sights of Vienna.

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Demel pastries to end with a sweet note.

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Verdict

SWISS

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Zurich - ZRH

9.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Vienna - VIE

8.0/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

Swiss offers a consistent intra-European product with on time performance and Swiss efficiency. The catering in Y might not be excellent, but it is decent and above the median compared with some of its competitors. ZRH airport is a joy to transit through and I wish most airports would be like it.

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