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Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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5/10

"no room to shift position"

(Germany)

Very close seating in economy with no room to shift position. I had an aisle seat, which allowed for some arm and leg movement on the aisle side, but none on the side with the adjacent seat. Forward leg room was sufficient for me (175 cm), but not for my neighbor (194 cm). Eating was also difficult due to restricted arm space and the closeness of the fold-down table to the body. Food and service from Zurich to Newark was very good; from Newark to Zurich only the service. The staff were efficient and friendly. Boarding was done from the back to the front, which prevented jams that I have experienced during boarding on other airlines. On board entertainment selections were extremely good and provided more than enough variety. The plane's turbines were so loud at times that conversation and film watching became impossible. Don't know if this is possible, but I had the feeling that the plane was alternately accelerating and coasting. This was very annoying especially as this was an overnight flight and most passengers were trying to sleep. I would book SWISS for a transatlantic flight again, but definitely not before checking if other carriers offer better seating at a similar price.
Aircraft TypeA330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownOctober 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Power Supply 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
5/10

"seats reasonably comfortable"

(United Kingdom)

Zurich to London City in Economy class Flight was on time both on take off and landing. Seats were reasonably comfortable, even if of the old, thick type. Space between different rows in average. Crew was not particularly attentive: although they distributed a sandwich and a drink to all passengers. Overall it is very convenient because it lands at City airport.
Aircraft TypeAvro RJ00
Seat Layout2x3
Date FlownOctober 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
6/10

"Rock hard seat cushion, unwatchable TV screen "

(United Kingdom)

Rock hard seat cushion, unwatchable TV screen and IFE box taking up half of your foot space, really let Swiss long haul down. On the plus side, food and drinks were very good and plentiful, cabin crew on the whole friendly and efficient. Not going to complain about seat width and pitch as this information is easily found out beforehand and therefore can't come as a surprise - needless to say most airlines have roughly the same seat pitch/width, so it's the food and entertainment system that gets votes. We all wish that we had a bit more room in economy but that's not what lets Swiss down in my opinion.
Aircraft TypeA340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownNovember 2014
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
10/10

"Excellent economy class seat"

(United States)

Excellent economy class seat. Well thought out and implemented. Every seat in the airplane was taken, but I felt quite comfortable and not crammed.
Aircraft TypeA330
Seat Layout2x4x2
Date FlownAugust 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
7/10

"seat legroom was surprisingly good"

(Switzerland)

Seat legroom was for a short haul flight surprisingly good. This might have to do that it was an Airbus and not a Boeing, as they've have not added more seats yet.
Aircraft TypeA320
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownAugust 2015
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
6/10

"no more space for your feet"

(Switzerland)

On RJ100 the seat rows 7/8/9/10 offer no space for luggage in the cabin. Seat 6F the view is obstructed by the engine and noisy. If you have to put your luggage under the seat you have no more space for your feet.
Aircraft TypeRJ100
Seat Layout2x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"seat pitch is terrible"

(United Kingdom)

I am in Seat 11b Zurich to LHR. For some reason Swiss in their infinite wisdom put A319 in old seat fit out on Friday pm Heathrow flight. Seat pitch is terrible combined with gate staff taking all small 2nd bags for hold even when website clearly states 2 items of hand luggage!! Don't use Swiss if ur a time conscious and cost conscious business traveller- there are better other carriers! Having used Swiss for years - disappointed.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A319
Seat Layout3x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
7/10

"has fairly good economy seats"

(Switzerland)

Although less comfortable than at the times of Swissair Swiss has fairly good economy seats on their A320 fleet. They are much better compared to many other airlines in Europe (Lufthansa SAS Air France) and simply superior in comparison to United's domestic fleet. The seats are thin leather seats with a reasonable recline the only real negative point is the lack of larger armrests. Hopefully they will go back to the classic large seats they used to have that still provided much comfort in a 3x3 configuration. *Note: no PTV enjoy the view of the Alps!
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A320
Seat Layout3x3
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
9/10

"I was very positively surprised"

(Switzerland)

Great flight GVA-JFK on one of the Swiss A330. Had read many negative reviews here and was afraid to fly longhaul with Swiss until I actually tried and have to say I was very positively surprised. IFE was good as well.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
yes
1/10

"most uncomfortable flight ever"

(Australia)

Most uncomfortable flight ever. Seated in 24A due to large box under 23A only room for 1 foot under seat . This seat only suitable for a child. Seats far too narrow and hard.
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Cabin FlownEconomy Class
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
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