One nice thing about our European trip was that we happened to be traveling between hubs of Star Alliance airlines, so we had the convenience of nonstop flights. With a baby and all of the accessories we were carrying, that was much appreciated.
We had a great stay in Copenhagen, and our next stop was Zürich, so we were able to get a convenient nonstop on Swiss. After our time in Zürich, we were flying home through Düsseldorf, so we also had a nonstop flight there as well. This post will review the flights in Swiss Business Class.
I’ve flown Swiss on European Business Class before. As is the norm on European carriers, the seats are awful Recaro slimline seats, only with a blocked middle seat to distinguish them from regular economy. Before departure, a water bottle and a “refreshing tissue” was provided.
That said, meal service is actually pretty good for the short flight, although the plastic-wrapped plate was unfortunate. A selection of breads was offered too and before landing, some Swiss chocolates distributed.
The Swiss flight crew provided multiple toys and books for my daughter. A stuffed smiling airplane toy/doll, a cloth picture book, and some coloring books. A pretty nice array of items, although they all weren’t age appropriate for her, it seems like the various FA’s just gave her one of each toy/kids item that was available. Of course the thing that entertained her the most during the flight was not any of the toys, but a water bottle…
enough legroom for an baby at least…
On the flight between Zurich and Dusseldorf, we were scheduled to be on an E-190, which they are using to replace older regional planes, but a few days before departure our aircraft changed to a Fokker 100 operated by Helvetic. A rather old plane, but at least we still have Business Class service. The seats were not anything different than the rest of the plane, but at least they were the awful Recaro slimline seats.
A bus gate, but sadly not a separate Business Class bus as is sometimes available in Zurich
On board, we were seated on the 3 seat side with a blocked middle. The morning snack was pretty similar to what we had inbound to Zurich
Swiss seems to be a decent option when flying within Europe. Don’t expect a fancy seat in Business class, but service is quite nice even on short flights.
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