I’m home and happy to report a smooth and most excellent flight in SWISS First Class!
My family traveled from Zurich to Los Angeles and the superior service started service directly at check-in. We were traveling with a great deal of luggage and the agent actually stepped out from behind the counter and helped us place it onto the conveyor belt.
There is no escort through security for first class passengers, but just past security we were driven to the E-Gates where our flight would depart from.
We enjoyed a delicious brunch in the First Class Lounge before boarding our flight to LAX. I ordered reindeer and it was delicious.
First Class was only booked 5/8, meaning Augustine had his own suite even though he was traveling as a lap child.
Service onboard was tremendous, with genuinely friendly FAs who carefully cared for my family.
Food was also amazing, with a multi-course feast after takeoff.
Best of all, though, was the quiche prior to landing…so delicious and coincidentally the identical pre-arrival meal I enjoyed last time I flew in SWISS First Class in 2011. See what I mean?
Upon clearing passport control at LAX, a representative was waiting for us at the baggage claim belt. He had already placed all of our luggage onto two carts and wheeled it out to my car for us (I took one, he took one).
A full trip report will be coming soon as well as a special post on traveling in SWISS first class with a lap child.
The Aeroplan issue aside, flying SWISS First Class is truly a treat. First class on SWISS rivals that of the leading carriers of the world.