Flight Number: LX179 dep SIN @ 23:35
Duration: 12:40Class: Business
Aircraft: Airbus A340-300
There was no one waiting at the SWISS Business Class check-in counter, so the check-in process took place quickly and efficiently.
SWISS Business Class passengers departing from Singapore are given access to Singapore Airlines' Silver Kris Lounge where a large seating area and a separate dining area offer a comfortable place to wait for boarding.
Due to a shorter than usual flying time, the flight was intentionally delayed 35 minutes so that arrival into Zurich would not occur before the end of the airport's night curfew at 6:00am. Once it began, boarding took place quickly.
Business Class seats on board SWISS are very comfortable and well designed, with a large table to the side of the seat. The fully flat bed is contoured to cradle the body in all the right places. The Business Class cabin on this aircraft was very large, and every seat was taken.
Food And Beverage:
SWISS takes pride in its Taste of Switzerland program that showcases Swiss food and wine from a different region each month. A varied menu also offered Western and Asian food in addition to a variety of Swiss wines, each explained in detail in a well-presented menu booklet.
A variety of films and other video programs were available on demand in addition to audio entertainment. SWISS puts its inflight entertainment program online for travellers to see what options are offered before the flight.
The flight arrived on time at 6:10 the following morning.
Introduced earlier this year, the Singapore-Zurich nonstop service seems to be a winner for SWISS as the front of the plane is almost always booked out on every flight. This is not surprising given that both Switzerland and Singapore are places where efficiency and quality are highly valued.