Zürich Airport has a terrific aircraft observation deck prior to the main security checkpoints. (Since it seems the emergency exits for it dump out onto the tarmac, the area has its own screening checkpoint.) As I had some time to kill and I preferred to look at planes rather than my laptop inside of the Senator lounge, I spent a bit of time there.
A number of the benches are marked with major cities and their distances from Zürich, including my next destination, Bangkok.
Zürich (ZRH) to Bangkok (BKK)
Tuesday, March 26th
Duration: 10 hours, 55 minutes
Aircraft: A340-313X (HB-JMG)
Seat: 10A (Business Class)
Swiss Business Class is configured in a staggered configuration, giving some seats direct window and aisle access. I chose 10A over the wing.
Unlike every other airline I’ve experienced to date, Swiss provides a card with instructions on how to use the seat.
The seat was superb in all aspects except for its underseat storage as my laptop bag could not be stuffed sufficiently into the opening in front of me to satisfy the cabin crew for takeoff/landing purposes.
The amenity kit was nothing extraordinary:
With tradition, the takeoff flight show: