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SWISS Confirms Charge for Business Class Seat Selection – Paid & Award Bookings

SWISS Throne

In case you missed the news last week, SWISS has confirmed that they will begin charging $100-$200 to reserve a “throne seat” in business on their A330, A340, and B777 planes. The seats are commonly referred to as “thrones” because they have side-tables on either side. They are also quite limited, according to the SWISS maps, there’s…

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Good Fares to Fly Both Lufthansa and Swiss First Class

Lufthansa First Class on the 747. Photo by the author.

Lufthansa and Swiss First Class are some of the more exclusive products out there, in terms of booking them with miles and points. Lufthansa only opens award availability in First Class for partners at most 2 weeks out, and even then sometimes award space can be blocked by certain partners. Meanwhile, Swiss will only allow redemptions through Miles…

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Wider Seat Plane from Bombardier for Delta & Swiss – 19 Inch Middle Seats & Taller Bathrooms

Swiss CS100 2

Bombardier’s CS-100 with a 3-2 configuration was on display at the Farnborough Airshow last week. The aircraft can accommodate 108-133 passengers with 18.5 inch wide seats, besides the middle seats which are 19 inches! Bombardier says that the aircraft offers almost 2 inches more room than similarly sized jets from Airbus and Boeing.  The CS-100 also offers…

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SWISS Unveils New Cabins & First Routes for B777-300ER

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Late last week, SWISS announced that they will be receiving the first of nine new B777-300ER aircraft in January.  The aircraft will include three classes and seat 340 passengers. Beginning in mid 2016, the B777-300ER aircraft will takeover for the A340 on routes from Switzerland to Hong Kong, Bangkok and Los Angeles. San Francisco, São Paulo and…

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Trip Report – SWISS Business JFK-Zurich(ZRH) A330 – Best Fillet In-Flight?

This is part one of a six part trip report from my travels to Slovenia and Serbia. This report includes a review of SWISS Business class from JFK to Zurich and from Zurich to JFK as well as the SWISS Lounge @ JFK . SWISS Business JFK-Zurich(ZRH) & ZRH-JFK A330, SWISS Lounge JFK SWISS Zurich…

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