Swiss Cseries Cabin
SWISS’ Sneaky Way Of Avoiding Flight Refunds

I totally get airlines are in a tough spot, and are trying to get their hands on as much cash as possible. However, lots of individuals are also in a tough spot right now, and aren't in a position to provide airlines with a loan. That's why I think SWISS…

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Swiss Business Class 777 – 9
SWISS Drops Controversial Chocolate Supplier

SWISS is known for offering free chocolate to all passengers. Their primary agreement is with Chocolate Frey, which supplies 17 million pieces of chocolate to the airline every year. However, for premium passengers, SWISS distributes Läderach pralines…

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Swiss A340 First Class Copy
Swiss A340 Cabin Refresh Project Complete

Swiss' long haul fleet consists of A330s, A340s, and 777s. The carrier's 777s have featured their most updated first and business class products since they were delivered. I've reviewed Swiss' 777-300ER first class from Zurich to Los Angeles, and Swiss'…

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SWISS’ Beautiful New “Alpine Lounge” In Zurich

SWISS has just opened a new-style lounge with "alpine flair" at their hub in Zurich Airport's Terminal A. The new lounge is open to Star Alliance Gold members as well as Star Alliance business class passengers. The new lounge is 500 square meters (~5,400…

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Swiss Cseries Cabin
Uh Oh: SWISS Grounds A220 Fleet Due To Engine Issues

SWISS has today grounded their fleet of Airbus A220s (formerly known as the Bombardier C Series). This is due to issues with the Pratt & Whitney engines on these planes. SWISS is the world's largest operator of the A220, as they have a total of 29 of…

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Swiss A330
Swiss Adding Flights To Washington & Osaka In 2020

Swiss has just announced two new long haul destinations, which come as the airline plans to take delivery of their last two 777-300ERs in early 2020 (they will have a total of 12 of these planes in their fleet). Swiss doesn't actually plan to use the…

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Swiss Business Class 777 – 10
How To Select SWISS Business Class “Throne” Seats For Free

Not all business class seats are created equal, and that's especially true on SWISS. On their longhaul aircraft (A330s, A340s, and 777s), Swiss has fully flat seats in business class (check out my review of SWISS business here). They're in a staggered…

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Swiss 777 Business Class – 1
SWISS Reveals Premium Economy Plans

SWISS has announced today that they'll be introducing a premium economy cabin on longhaul flights starting in spring 2021. The plan is that SWISS will first introduce the cabin on their fleet of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline has 10 of these…

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Swiss Cseries Cabin
Swiss Selling Cheese Fondue In Economy, But…

We've increasingly seen airlines in Europe modify their business models for short-haul flights, as we've seen some full service airlines introduce a "buy on board" service concept in economy. While British Airways has added this on virtually all short-haul…

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Swiss First Class
Cheap Lufthansa & Swiss First Class Fares From London

We've increasingly seen airlines offer more discounted premium cabin fares. Rather than offering free upgrades, they'd rather sell the tickets, even if they're at steep discounts. Lufthansa and Swiss seem to offer discounted first class fares more than…

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Excellent Star Alliance & Oman Air Business Class Fares From Europe To Asia

First of all, my apologies for those of you who may have seen this headline published earlier, without an actual article attached. The 'Save Draft' and 'Publish' buttons are quite close together, and I pressed the wrong button by accident. My bad. Recently…

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Swiss Cseries Cabin
Swiss Is Introducing Buy On Board In Shorthaul Economy, With A Twist

Europe is a highly competitive market for aviation, both for short-haul and longhaul flying. In short-haul markets you have ultra low cost carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair, while in longhaul markets you have Norwegian and WOW Air for travel west, and…

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Swiss First Class
Swiss Is Offering A Caviar Tasting In First Class (For A Limited Time)

The international first class experience just keeps getting more and more over the top. With limits on how much better airlines can make their first class suites, they've largely turned to their soft product to differentiate themselves. While some things…

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Swiss Is Opening A New First Class Lounge In Zurich (And Adding First Class Car Transfers)

In 2016, Swiss opened a new first class lounge at Zurich Airport, located in Terminal E. This lounge is spectacular, and it ranks number three on my list of the world's 10 best first class airline lounges. The lounge is incredibly elegant, features top…

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Swiss Business Class 777 – 2
Swiss’ Latest Email To Me Regarding Canceled Aeroplan Award Tickets

On December 7, 2017, I filed a complaint with the DOT regarding an Aeroplan award ticket for travel in Swiss first class that was canceled. As a reminder, on November 30, 2017, Swiss made some first class award seats available through partner programs.…

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Swiss Business Class 777 – 5
Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

Yesterday I wrote about some fantastic SkyTeam business class fares that are available for travel from Germany to the US. Assuming you can originate in Germany, you can snag a heck of a deal for a ticket on Air France, Alitalia, Delta, or KLM. For anyone…

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Swiss Cseries – 5
My First Flight On The Bombardier CSeries

We've seen a lot of new plane technology lately. In the widebody market there's the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787, which are fuel efficient and lower capacity than many of the planes they replace, and they've made a lot of new routes viable. We've also…

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Swiss Business Class 777 – 2
Review: Swiss Business Class 777 San Francisco To Zurich

I checked in online for my flight to Zurich, so headed straight towards International Terminal G when I got to SFO. Security at SFO can be bad, though fortunately they have CLEAR, which probably saved me 20 minutes. I briefly visited the United Lounge…

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Emirates New First Class
Introduction: Emirates’ New First Class, The Long Way

Welcome to my next trip report, covering travel in Swiss' business class, Air India's business class, Emirates' brand new first class, and TAP Air Portugal's business class. This was a trip I took exclusively to be able to review some new airline products.…

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Swiss A330
My Response To Swiss & The DOT

Earlier I shared the email I was sent from SWISS regarding my DOT complaint over first class award tickets that the airline unilaterally decided to cancel. The response from SWISS was just so dishonest that I couldn't help but respond right away. Here's…

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Swiss First Class
Swiss Responds To My DOT Complaint

On December 7, 2017, I filed a complaint with the DOT regarding an Aeroplan award ticket for travel in Swiss first class that was canceled. As a reminder, on November 30, 2017, Swiss made some first class award seats available through partner programs.…

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Swiss First Class 2
Dear Aeroplan: Is Anyone There?

12 days ago there was a brief period where Swiss first class award availability was bookable using Star Alliance miles. While Swiss has generally restricted first class awards to Miles & More elite members since 2013, this isn't the first time since…

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Swiss First Class 1
The DOT’s Initial Response To My Complaint

Yesterday I wrote about how I filed a complaint with the DOT regarding the Aeroplan issued award tickets for travel in Swiss first class that were made available over a week ago. Based on statements from Aeroplan, it appears that Swiss has no intention…

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