Review of SWISS flight Zurich Istanbul in First

Airline SWISS
Flight LX1800
Class First
Seat 1A
Aircraft Airbus A330-200
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 01 Oct 10, 09:30
Arrival at 01 Oct 10, 13:20
LX   #29 out of 94 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 919 reviews
By 4139
Published on 2nd June 2014
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Hi! This is my first Flight Report and i hope it'll be ok.
I'm FTL member with LH and Silver as well with AF.
I decided to report some flights i did earlier at first.

So i took a SWISS Airbus A330-200 to Istanbul. This plane was sold in 2011 to Brussels Airlines, as Swiss was only operating A330-300 then.

I was flying in business class and finally i was upgraded to first seat…but with business service on this short flight (which is normal).

I found it quite old according to some other european airlines.

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The pitch is really good although i don't find it attractive.

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I decided to check IFE even if it was not set for medium-haul flight.

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Food was ok even if i expected better food as i even got on short-haul flight as ZRH-WAW with LX.

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Nice coffee when we were flying over Belgrad ;)

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Cabin crew8.5

SWISS Business Lounge A - A


Zurich - ZRH


Istanbul - ISL



Swiss is definitly such a good european airline. Flight attendants are welcoming and ready to make your flight being smoothy as possible (better than LH for sure).

I fly often with Star Alliance members and i definitly highly recommand you to fly with Swiss.

See you next time, and i'll make better photos for sure!

Information on the route Zurich (ZRH) Istanbul (ISL)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 10 avis concernant 2 compagnies sur la ligne Zurich (ZRH) → Istanbul (ISL).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Turkish Airlines avec 8.1/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 45 minutes.

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  • Comment 109971 by
    jetsetpanda 2283 Comments
    Thanks for sharing and welcome.

    You sure flew in style and got lucky with a widebody.
  • Comment 110003 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6731 Comments
    Thanks for sharing this first report with us! Interesting to see the evolution of the product. This First class cabin was starting to be outdated in 2010, but still very nice. I believe all First cabins on LX have been updated to the new standard since then. Very cool to be able to fly on an internationally configured aircraft on such a short flight!

    Welcome to Flight-Report

    KevinDC / Community Manager & Mod
  • Comment 110005 by
    Benoit75008 AUTHOR 7191 Comments
    Thanks Kevin,
    You're right, Swiss began to change it in 2011 in A343 then in new A330-300.
    I'll post more of reports now, glad to see many people love travelling like us!

    Benoit - Warsaw - PL
  • Comment 110023 by
    pititom GOLD 11490 Comments
    Thanks for sharing and welcome onboard :)

    It's a bit difficult to be enthousiastic about this cabin and service, but as you quote, it was on old plane that doesn't fly LX anymore and a J service. At least you get to enjoy a giant pitch :)

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