This is the continuation of LHR-ZRH. Also its French version is available.
50 mins between the flights allowed enough time to visit the non-Schengen SWISS Lounge D Business.
It was very quiet when i arrived there. What i thoroughly liked is its great view to the trafic. I was not particularly hungry so i did not try the food but it seemed pretty correct!
Two bottles of tasty Amarula and some Haribo Gold Bears
Nice view ( Air Berlin somewhere)
Near the closure of the boarding, made my way to the gate where i scanned my BP at the automatic boarding gate, to meet a longish queue inside the jetbridge.
There were 22 travellers in C, over 6 rows. We were distributed a bottle of water and a refreshing towel, before the push back.
At 9h35 and runway 16, the engines roared into life.
To Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam
Take off video
Once flying at a safe altitude level, a mature crew sprang into action with seriousness and efficiency. A nice selection of newspapers in German, English and French was handed out promptly. Then, we were served an aperitif with some savoury snack biscuits.
Lunch tray was brought at 10h15 without menu nor tablecloth given. Among the 3 options (chicken, fish or vegetarian meal with pasta) I opted for the salmon trout fillet. This was served with a tomato-based sauce, creamy cauliflower and boiled potato, a cold starter of mixed salad leaves, mixed cheeses, warm bread from a basket and a sort of red berry meringue pie. The main dish and dessert were really tasty. I had another glass of Jacquard Mozaic champagne. A round of hot drinks concluded this enjoyable meal!
But, a good flight with LX can not be completed without the famous chocolate, which i obviously accepted along with the immigration form and the fast track access for the arrival.
After lunch I settled in to my book and had a nap like Jerry. When I woke up the plane went back and forth between the Black Sea and the Bosphorus.
We touched down at 12h10 (13h10 local) and I was one of the first off.
Landing video at Istanbul
Tajik Air B737-300 EY-444
Luggage reclaim hall and customs
SWISS Senator Lounge D
Zurich - ZRH
Istanbul - ISL
A fairly basic seat and a standard cabin were brightened up by a great meal, and some good service. The lounge is nice but I expected a little more.
Thanks for reading :)
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