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Review of SWISS flight Barcelona Bâle in Economy

Airline SWISS
Flight LX1935
Class Economy
Seat 11A
Flight time 01:55
Take-off 05 Dec 14, 14:55
Arrival at 05 Dec 14, 16:50
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oriolgutierrez
Published on 9th December 2014
We booked this round-trip flight to Basel as we wanted to visit some friends there we hadn't seen in a long time. The fare was quite reasonable as it was cheaper than the fare EasyJet was offering so it was a no-brainer. Furthermore, I found out that the Swiss was going to start retiring its Avro RJ100 in December 2014, I had to fly in one of these before they were going to be retired!

BCN - BSL LX1935 Y / AVRO RJ100 - 05/12/2014: HERE
BSL - BCN LX1934 Y / AVRO RJ100 - 085/12/2014: http://flight-report.com/en/report-8726.html

We headed to the airport three hours before the flight departure time as we had nothing to do earlier.
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T1 terminal in Barcelona is clean, comfortable and enjoyable, there is a lot of natural light and the terminal wasn't too busy, considering it was a school holiday.
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I checked FlightRadar24 to know which aircraft we were going to fly to Basel, I just typed our return flight number and found out we were going to fly the HB-IYZ aircraft.
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Before heading to the gate, I did some spotting.
Emirates A380 for its daily flight to Dubai.
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EgyptAir B738 to Cairo and Qatar A332 to Doha.
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Again Qatar A332 to Doha.
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It was time to start boarding so we went to the gate.
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A couple of pictures of our Avro RJ100 (HB-IYZ).
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We boarded the aircraft, my seat was 11A which was very comfortable.
The pitch and the legroom were really good, considering it was a <2 hour flight, this little aircraft was much comfortable than I expected it to be!
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View from my window seat 11A.
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Windows of the Avro RJ100.
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Some more pictures of the cabin interior. There was a lot of space between the seat and the window, great for placing clothes and bags.
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I had a great view of the two left wing engines and of the flaps.
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Takeoff.
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Banking to the left shortly after takeoff in Barcelona.
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We quickly reached cruising altitude which was 31000 feet in this flight.
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View of the cabin interior configuration (2-3).
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Flight attendants served a bagel and a wide selection of drinks. I ordered a Coke.
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Shortly after serving a snack and a drink, we were offered some Swiss chocolate bars. They tasted really good!
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We flew through the Alps on our way to Basel. Astonishing views.

Sunset while starting our descend into Basel EuroAirport.
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I didn't see anything from my window until 10 seconds before landing, there were many clouds and it was pretty foggy in Basel.
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One more picture of the cabin interior before leaving the aircraft.
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Picture of another Swiss Avro RJ100 from my window seat and from the finger.
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We were welcomed to Switzerland by this enormous billboard!
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The airport is located in three different countries, you can either depart in the Switzerland part or the France/Germany part. We were going to spend some days in Basel but we had rented a car in the French area as it was much cheaper.
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EuroAirport shared by three cities and countries 1. (Basel, Switzerland); 2. (Mulhouse, France); 3. (Freiburg, Germany).
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Verdict

SWISS

8.1/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering8.5

Barcelona - BCN

9.2/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.5
Cleanliness9.5

Bâle - EAP

9.0/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

Overall pleasant flight on an old and noisy but extremely comfortable Avro RJ100. Legroom and pitch were pretty good considering it was a <2 hour flight. I was surprised that we were offered free snacks, drinks and chocolate bars on such a short flight, I guess I have become accustomed to low-cost airlines. Both airports were clean and easy to wander around. I'd strongly recommend flying SWISS to everyone!

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