Swiss, business class between Stockholm and Zurich in A320 Neo: promise kept

Last straight line to return to Paris after this holiday at the end of the world: a flight from Stockholm to Zurich from where I will take a connecting flight to Paris. This flight will be on Swiss in 320Neo.

Reminder of the air routing for this trip:

And at the bottom of the page you will find a list of all the articles about this trip to Australia.

Connection and ground course

So I arrived from Bangkok in the early morning with a little more than two hours to kill in Stockholm. The various controls to reach the departure level were extremely smooth but that is a habit in Stockholm and in Scandinavia in general.

I made a quick stop at the Norrsken Lounge (pitiful), an equally short one at the SAS Gold lounge in Stockholm (which I won’t introduce you to again) and had lunch, as I did on the way there, at the excellent Amex by Pontus lounge.

I arrive at the gate a few minutes early.

Our plane is already there and waiting for us.

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A bit of spotting while waiting for boarding with the two sisters Air France and KLM passing within a few minutes of each other.

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Boarding

An announcement is made asking people to check-in their hand luggage if they have more than one as the flight is full.

Boarding starts on time and with strict adherence to priorities. In less time than it takes to say it I am on board.

The cabin of the Swiss A320 Neo

We find the traditional Swiss medium-haul cabin that no longer needs to be presented, with of course the middle seat neutralised.

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The legroom is very comfortable.

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The only complaint I have about this cabin is the lack of power or USB sockets.

A passenger is missing and his luggage is disembarked, which makes us lose about ten minutes.

We are finally ready to leave. The 7 rows of the business cabin are full.

The flight and the service

As soon as the lights go out, the service begins and I have a glass of champagne as an aperitif.

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The orders for the dishes are taken at the seat and the trays are then brought individually. While waiting for mine to arrive I will have a refill of champagne.

You can choose between sausages or mushrooms with a potato gratin. My choice is sausages.

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The semolina used as a starter is refreshing, the sausages good as well as the sauce and finally this dish is less heavy than I expected even if I already had better on Swiss.

I will be served wine several times until the arrival.

This is an opportunity to make my usual criticism of airlines who say that it is “impossible” to serve hot food, let alone offer a choice of hot food on 2-hours flights because it is too much of a burden for the crew. Follow my gaze.

The dessert will be fine even if the chocolate could have been softer.

Well, since my departure from Sydney I’ve done 2 long flights, visited 12 lounges, I’m also starting to get saturated and I’m in a hurry to finish.

Swiss staff

Very pleasant and efficient as usual.

Arrival and disembarkation

The flight ends without a hitch, we land and park next to an Easyjet.

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I head to the lounge to wait for my flight to Paris. A bit tired and saturated….

Bottom line

An uneventful flight as often with Swiss. You know what to expect and the promise is kept.

All the articles about this trip to Australia

#TypeReview
1Intro and genesis of the itineraryVacations in Australia: first steps in the “Land Down Under
2HotelCourtyard Paris Charles de Gaulle Central
3FlightParis-Munich – Lufthansa – Business Class
4FlightMunich-Stockholm – Lufthansa – Business Class
5HotelSheraton Stockholm
6LoungeSAS Gold Lounge – Stockholm Arlanda
7LoungeAmerican Express Lounge by Pontus – Stockholm Arlanda
8FlightStockholm-Bangkok – Thai – Business Class
9LoungeThai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
10FlightBangkok-Sydney – Thai – Business Class
11HotelSheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park
12LoungeRex lounge – Sydney Terminal 2
13FlightSydney-Brisbane – Virgin Australia – Economy
14HotelW Brisbane
15RestaurantElska – Brisbane
16RestaurantSouthside – Brisbane
17RestaurantSpice Central Kitchen & Bar – Brisbane
18Travel diaryBrisbane jour #1 : the heart of the city
19Travel diaryBrisbane day #2: museums and lazing by the river
20LoungeVirgin Australia Domestic Lounge – Brisbane
21FlightBrisbane-Sydney – Virgin Australia – Economy
22HotelSydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
23RestaurantNour – Sydney
24RestaurantMekong – Sydney
25Travel diarySydney day #1: the opera house and its surroundings
26Travel diarySydney day #2: around Hyde Park and the city center
27Travel diarySydney day #3: culture and entertainment around the harbor
28LoungeSalon Air New Zealand – Sydney
29LoungeSalon Silverkris Singapore Airlines – Sydney
30LoungeAmerican Express Lounge – Sydney
31FlightSydney-Bangkok – Thai – Business Class
32LoungeThai Royal Silk Lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
33LoungeOman Air lounge – Bangkok Terminal E
34LoungeEva Air lounge – Bangkok Terminal F
35LoungeMiracle business lounge – Bangkok Terminal F
36LoungeTurkish Airlines lounge – Bangkok Terminal D
37LoungeSingapore Airlines silverkris lounge – Terminal D
38FlightBangkok-Stockholm – Thai – Business Class
39LoungeNorrsken Lounge – Stockholm
40FlightStockholm-Zurich – Swiss – Business Class
41FlightZurich-Paris – Swiss – Business Class
42Travel diaryLessons learned from this trip to Australia

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.
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