Swiss Business Class, Zurich – Londres Heathrow, Airbus A320NEO : Efficient

After an hour in the lounge, it was time for me to board my final leg to London Heathrow.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryWeekend with friends in Asia
2LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge, London Heathrow T2
3FlightSwiss Business, London Heathrow – Zurich, Airbus A320NEO
4FlightSwiss Business, Zurich – Delhi, Airbus A330
5LoungeAir India Business Lounge, Delhi
6FlightThai Royal Orchid Class, Delhi – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Boeing 777-200
7HotelKimpton Maa-Lai, Bangkok (unreported, see previous report)
8LoungeEva Air Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
9FlightEva Air Royal Laurel Class, Bangkok Suvarnhabhumi – Taipei, Boeing 777-300ER
10HotelKimpton Da An, Taipei
11HotelRegent Taipei
12LoungeEva Air Infinity Lounge, Taipei
13FlightEva Air Royal Laurel Class, Taipei – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Boeing 787-10
14LoungeSingapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
15FlightSwiss Business, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Zurich, Boeing 777-300ER
16LoungeSwiss Senator Lounge, Zurich A Gates
17FlightSwiss Business, Zurich – London Heathrow, Airbus A320
Today’s itinerary

Boarding

As I leave the lounge 10 minutes before the theoretical boarding time to anticipate the immigration checkpoint, the latter turns out to be deserted and I’m on the non-Schengen side in 5 minutes.

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Before actual boarding, a very courteous documentary check is carried out in dedicated booths.

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Boarding starts on time, with strict respect for priorities, and I’ll be the first on board after the disabled passengers.

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Cabin and welcome

The cabin of Swiss’s Airbus A320NEO is very comfortable, especially in row 1 with its generous pitch. The seat width is equally generous.

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I won’t have a seatmate at the window for my flight, which gives me greater comfort and freedom.

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A small bottle of water and a refreshing wipe are already on the seat.

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Service and catering

Service starts a few minutes after the seatbelt sign is turned off, with the small meal tray on offer. Not abundant, but sufficient.

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I’ll have a whisky and sparkling water and refuse the refills offered many times.

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Arrival and disembarkation

We arrive about ten minutes behind schedule because of a very long taxiing to terminal 2. Immigration will be fairly fast (about ten minutes waiting time), but obviously not as fast as at terminal 5.

Bottom line

A great last flight, but I’ll definitely be too tired to enjoy it.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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