Prologue:Last time I flew LX in First was in 2012 so quite a long time ago and I only flew the 340 and 330. The 777 takes LX FC to another level and on par with the current FC on major airlines. I also was looking forward to their new First Class Lounge.
Is LX overrated. Let's find out.
I arrived from FRA to the Terminal A. I went there to get the transfer to the E gates.
Waiting for a driver.
After a short ride I'm eventually there.
Check-in was quick and requested a room.
One of the best bed I've slept on. With a F view.
The bathroom is huge.
Before taking a well deserved nap it was time to explore the lounge.
Wanna drink ?
I went to the restaurant.
View from the bar.
The menu is given.
Unfortunately most of the meals were out of stock..... Come'on it's 3 pm.. Instead of saying what's left I was picking and the waiter just said no over and over... Ping pong discussion... As much as I love and practice Ping-Pong this is not First Class experience.
Unfortunately the terrace is closed.
The soup was excellent and so were the raviolis.
I was left with only fondue option or get more starters... Great ! As you can see I took ground beef and it was a bad choice...
Fat and tasteless.
Since I can't get to the terrace I left the lounge to go to the roof top.
The view is nice and so is the weather.
A 777 arriving to the gate.
View from my room !
Same boarding pass printed in FRA CAI and ZRH...
My 777 for the next 12h40.
Huge screen .
The cabin is sleek and modern.
Spending more than 12h in this condition is a bliss.
Foie gras... stunning.
Check out the real estate...
To get more privacy you can move the divider.
Let's check out what will I eat. What would you have picked ?
IFE is quite responsive with a lot of choices.
50mb better than nothing.
The balik salmon... Where I got 3 rounds...
The soup was great.
Captain (Luc) talking to pax.
In the meantime I was served my veal but the conversation was so long and passionate with the captain that the crew had to re-heat it again.
Still it was perfectly cooked.
I take the two desert to top off an excellent meal.
Sorry guys time to rest... the bed was great I managed to rest over 8h !
Good night !
Wake up with that view...
Breakfast was served. All good.
Presentation was not there but the taste was.
An airline I used to take every week.
When I talked to the captain. He invited me to the flight deck after landing.. I was like a kid...
My dream office..
========== Zurich Airport (ZRH) - ==========
========== Swiss First Class Lounge Terminal E ==========
========== SWISS - Airline ==========
========== Changi Intl Arpt (SIN) - ==========
Summary:On the one hand, I had a near perfect flight with a great crew and food and on the other the Lounge was a disappointing experience. I guess I had too much expectations:
The pros :
- The view
- The bedroom is a big plus when you have a long layover
- The food was so so, many items missing and it was only 3pm...
- The terrace was closed for no reason.. And remained closed throughout my stay.
- Staff, once again I was hoping for a stellar service but instead they were arrogant and condescending.
It was surely a bad day but not something you would expect when you fly LX.
The crew on my flight deserved a 10. I loved chatting with the Captain for nearly 30 min and gave me a chance to seat on the 777 cockpit.