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Swiss International Air Lines
3.0 Star Rating: Fair
20 reviews



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SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A330

Date :   3 March 2014

Review by : Stefan Neuhauser (Austria)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

2x4x4

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Recommended

Delhi to Zurich in December. The 9 hours flight was only bearable due to an aisle seat. This gave me (175 cm "tall") at least some space to stretch out my legs on this night flight. Due to IFE and and an old fashioned overall seat design economy in Swiss' Y-class extremely cramped. It is odd to find yourself on a seat with more pitch on the connecting intra-European short-haul flight. The short-haul fleet on Swiss has been fitted with new Recaro-seats that offer a lot more space. Even though they might be a bit harder, I would choose them over the current Swiss long-haul offering any time. If you are forced on a Swiss long-haul flight, try to secure a bulkhead seat as these are the only currently acceptable Y-seats on Swiss' long-haul fleet.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340-300

Date :   12 January 2014

Review by : Y Zeng (UK)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

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Recommended

LHR-CAI via ZRH. First leg an A321. the seat is ok but more or less similar to other European budget airlines. ZRH to CAI good cabin crew, seat is comfortable to seat and sleep. PTV works well.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340-300

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : K Munger (USA)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

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Recommended

Seats are very uncomfortable, there is hardly any padding and what is left feels "lumpy". Due to an equipment box at the window seat there is very little leg room. When the seat is fully reclined, you can hardly eat and drink, or get out of your seat.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : Marilyn Shaftoe (New Zealand)

Comfort: 1/10

Seat Layout

2x2x2

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Recommended

Never ever again will I travel on Swiss airlines. Unfortunately we have to do the return to Singapore. The seats are the hardest I have ever sat in. My legs felt as if they were cramped to my chin. Walking after getting out of the seat was painful to my knees. It was a horrible experience. We travelled from Tokyo to Zurich



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340

Date :   21 April 2013

Review by : P Bedson (Oman)

Comfort: 8/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

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Viewing TV

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Recommended

These seats are OK - better than most. They seem a little firmer than some but I can generally sleep in economy and I am 5'11'' and weigh 90kg so I'm not exactly petite. Take care about the AVOD boxes which severely restrict legroom in some seats. Legroom is just about OK elsewhere.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340

Date :   24 February 2013

Review by : A Hood (Australia)

Comfort: 2/10

Seat Layout

2x2x2

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Recommended

I'm only 50kg and I can't move in these seats. Absolutely terrible and cramped. Was so upset when I realised we had to take the same airline home. Will never fly SWISS again!



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - AIRBUS A340-300

Date :   10 January 2013

Review by : P Fournier (Luxembourg)

Comfort: 3/10

Seat Layout

2x3x2

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Recommended

BKK-ZRH on A343 at the last row (44 J and K). The airline had assigned us these seats despite our Star Alliance gold status which made me furious. The legroom was ridiculous and I'm only 5'9". Absolutely impossible to sleep (especially given the lovely proximity of the restrooms - flush and door every 2 minutes).



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW - A340

Date :   23 October 2011

Review by : Andreas Travers-Meier (Switzerland)

Comfort: 4/10

Seat Layout

2x4x2

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Recommended

Seat seems to have no base cushion, gave pillow away to lady sitting in seat beside me. It seems the seats are only suitable for 60Kg person who is under 1.65m. If you are any larger, you will be cramped - good luck. Only choose airline for business or short-haul. It is not the Swiss of old.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES A330-300 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 11 August 2011 by  R Muratovic   (USA)

AIRCRAFT :       A330-300

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    8/10

RECOMMENDED :   Yes

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Swiss seats were not bad, reclining was pretty decent and managed to sleep on 8 hour flight.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES A340-300 ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 11 July 2011 by  Nigel Bye   (South Africa)

AIRCRAFT :       A340-300

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

The seat in front appeared to reline slightly more than the rest, making viewing of the TV screen difficult.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 14 August 2010 by  Christian Appel   (Switzerland)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   X-Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

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FOOTREST

No

Too small - that says it all. The box containing the inflight entertainment stuff is located under the seat in front of you - meaning there is even less legroom. Why on earth is the seat so hard?



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 3 July 2010 by  Riccardo Cerutti   (Switzerland)

AIRCRAFT :       A330-300

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

With the arrival of these new aircraft I hoped for a better seat, but I was wrong: the experience is practically the same as on the other Swiss' longhaul planes.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 19 January 2010 by  J Joseph   (Ireland)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

30% of the room under the seat in front of you is taken up with a box containing equipment for the inflight entertainment. Should the person in front of you recline then you have 10 hours of agony with no personal space. I tried taking all material out of the magazine pocket to create extra room. Could not use Swiss long haul again even if I got it for free. I'm 1m 86 tall, medium build and weigh 73.5kg.Hope this helps other travellers.




SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 16 October 2009 by  Walter Girshon   (USA)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   No

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Very tight space for average and tall people, there is a metal box underneath your front seat that takes feet space. Not recommended for a long haul flight. You must pray that the person in front of you doesn't recline or your knees will be crushed and the TV screen will be touching your forehead.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 9 January 2009 by Gregor Thum (Germany)

AIRCRAFT :       A330

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   NO

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

For tall people a horrible experience on a long haul flight. Will never use Swiss again unless they add leg room.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 30 December 2008 by Matthew Montgomery (Luxembourg)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Small

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    2/10

RECOMMENDED :   NO

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Very cramped seating, especially in the reclined position. Unable to sit in any position other than the standard position, real difficult when trying to sleep. Will not use Swiss again for long haul, unless seats improve.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 1st October 2008 by Peter Batson (Australia)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Aisle

PAX RATING :    5/10

RECOMMENDED :   YES

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Hong Kong-Zurich leg. Overall seating was quite good for the medium to small frame person when sitting up. LCD entertainment system screen hopeless when seat in front is reclined as you just lose sight of the program. You lower yourself in the seat to see the program and that is when it becomes uncomfortable. 



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 3rd September 2008 by Simon Warren (Switzerland)

AIRCRAFT :       A340

PAX SIZE :   Large

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    1/10

RECOMMENDED :   NO

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

No

Singapore to Zurich. Absolutely terrible seat. The seat is hard and my backside was painful after a few hours. Under the seats you have a large box which contains entertainment electronics. This restricts your leg space by 25% and is outrageous to have this unit here. The edge of the metal box cuts into your leg making it very uncomfortable. Truly horrible.



SWISS INT'L AIR LINES ECONOMY CLASS SEAT REVIEW  - 22nd June 2008 by Riccardo Cerutti (Switzerland)

AIRCRAFT :       A330-200

PAX SIZE :   Medium

LAYOUT : 2x4x2

POSITION :   Window

PAX RATING :    4/10

RECOMMENDED :   NO

   

Legroom Space

Seat Recline

Seat Width

Viewing TV Screen

Access in/out of seat

FOOTREST

Yes

The seats are comfortable, but the legroom is horrible for a long haul flight. They must improve the legroom and the AVOD system.





 
 

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