This flight review is more about the journey than the flight itself. I was treated to incredible views of the Alps that made this one of the most beautiful flights I’ve ever taken.
It’s different than the the other Airbus parked next door:
That’s right, winglets. I’ve never seen those before on an A320.
Boarding commenced on time and the sunrise was beautiful as I settled into my seat.
Zurich (ZRH) – Rome (FCO)
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
Aircraft: Airbus A320
Seat: 2F (Business Class)
Business class seating on SWISS, like most European carriers, is simply an economy seat with a blocked middle. At 34″ legroom was not tight, but not bountiful either:
Economy seat pitch is 31″.
While checked bags were loaded, I was offered a bottle of water (still or sparkling) and a moist towelette (packaged).
We pushed back early, but taxied for about 20 minutes before taking off.
In the air, the true show began. I’ve flown over the Alps many, many times, but there was something particularly beautiful about this morning’s journey:
Breakfast was also exceptional: the standard SWISS short-haul fare of cold cuts, bread, cheese, bircher muesli, and fruit. Orange Juice is not fresh squeezed (unlike Lufthansa), but the coffee was excellent. I was offered refills on bread several times.
IFE was screened…another first on a SWISS shorthaul flight. It was Tom & Jerry cartoons…
Chocolate prior to landing:
We landed to showers in Rome.
A short, on-time flight. What more could I ask for after my delay the previous evening? I made it to my meeting on time. While the meal and service were good, the joy of this flight was the views out the window. It even rivaled the most scenic flight I have ever flown.