by Arie Boris
Noted for the majestic Swiss Alps, fine watches and delicious chocolates, Switzerland can add Swiss International Business Class to its list of quality products!
We flew into Zurich from Venice with a relatively short connection time. Someone in our party had, in advance, requested wheelchair assistance. The LX ground representative invited us all to take a private accessible vehicle directly from the inbound aircraft to customs clearance, then on to our connecting flight. We arrived at the gate for our next flight just as boarding began…..the ultimate in convenience and well organized customer service!
With a warm welcome, we were shown to our comfy Business Class seats by Sabrina A., Maître de Cabine (Flight Purser). She, along with an inflight staff of consummate professionals, proceeded to orchestrate one of the best Trans-Atlantic flights I have ever experienced.
The aircraft, a tried and true Airbus A-330, had the long established LX Business class seats…soon to be replaced by a new and even more comfortable upgrade on their new Boeing 777-300ER’s.
The flight was truly about the service. The words gracious, professional and impressive come to mind when describing the caliber of this cabin crew. The culinary experience was also quite impressive offering a variety and quality that would be the envy of many land based, fine dining establishments.
After takeoff, drinks were served and dinner orders were taken. After some delicious French champagne (Duval-Leroy Brut), starter choices consisted of either salmon trout or poached veal, followed by a perfectly prepared pikeperch (or beef tenderloin, chicken breast or pumpkin curry). Desert consisted of a course of select Swiss cheeses and a Passion fruit cheesecake with banana & raspberry compote…topped off with a generous selection of fine Swiss chocolates. White wines included a Swiss Terra Joya 2017 and a French Vouvray 2015. Reds included Swiss Syrah de Sierre 2017, a French Chateau Charmail 2012 along with a Spanish Corriente 2015. Selections were made thoughtfully and paired well with the menu entrees.
Swiss International is a class act with staff and inflight service that won’t disappoint!