Swiss Air is a popular airline that has been operating in Switzerland since 2002. They offer flights to more than 100 destinations on six continents and remain a favored choice in the mid-level price range for international flights.
Swiss Air was originally founded in 2002 as Crossair but the company was renamed Swiss International Air Lines in 2003. In 2015, the company merged with Brussels Airlines and the name was changed to Swiss Air Lines. Today, the airline operates from its hub at Zurich Airport and flies to over 100 countries around the world. As a major international airline, the company has an extensive fleet of top-line jets, including Airbus A330-300s, Airbus A340-300s, Boeing 747-400s and Boeing 777-300ERs for long-haul flights; Airbus A320 family aircraft for medium-haul flights; and Bombardier Q400 aircraft for short haul flights.
If you’re looking for a realistic review of flying with Swiss Air, then read on to learn about my journey from Zurich to Paris with this airline.
Firstly, I have to mention that the plane was on time which is always a relief (because who wants to wait around in a soulless airport for hours waiting for a plane to arrive). Checking in was easy and the staff were very friendly. Once onboard, the plane was clean though not all that spacious. It was easy to find my seat thanks to an organized lettering and numbering system The seats were comfortable and the flight attendants were helpful. I had an aisle seat, which I preferred as it gave me more room to stretch out.
Taking off was relatively straightforward and without incident. It was smooth and an easy experience. Once in the air, I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food but instead found myself sadly disappointed. The food was not as good as I expected, which is hardly unique to Swiss Air by any means, but it wasn’t terrible either. However, to compensate for that the in-seat entertainment system was good with more movies to choose from that I could ever watch in the rest of my life.
Overall, this is an airline that I would fly again in the future and recommend to others who are looking for a low-cost airline with some additional perks like free checked bags and in-flight WiFi.
Because of the brand recognition and Switzerland’s reputation for quality and service, many people believe that flying with Swiss Air will automatically be a great experience without doing any research or reading any reviews. I was surprised to learn that many travelers have had a less than satisfactory experiences with the airline. Of course, it’s always worth bearing in mind that most people will only leave a review when they are very dissatisfied with a service, so that’s always worth bearing in mind.
Swiss Air is definitely a quality airline that is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an above-average flight experience but doesn’t need the amenities and luxury of a higher-end flying experience. I can happily say that I recommend flying Swiss Air and will do so again myself.