Swiss Intl Air Lines

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4 star Skytrax Rating
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing TV 12345
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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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeA320
Seat Layout3x3
Date FlownAugust 2015
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Seat Storage 12345
yes
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A319
Seat Layout3x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeRJ100
Seat Layout2x3
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"uncomfortable seat reclining position"

(Switzerland)

My worst ever experience with a non low-cost carrier. I flew from ZRH to SIN and the 12 hours were a nightmare. No leg space uncomfortable seat reclining position not worth mentioning. I am a frequent flyer - only on one occasion I had a worse seating: with a low-cost carrier from BCN to ZHR. Swiss: Never again!
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340
Seat Layout2x4x2
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!
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A320
Seat Layout3x3
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330
Seat Layout2x4x2
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.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"economy class is a joke"

(Spain)

Economy class is a joke! Leg room almost inexistent. Super restricted under seat storage. Using the table in front of me was a struggle during the 8 hour flight over the Atlantic. Even though I booked an aisle seat I had a hard time getting up and sitting down. Poor interior layout... How do they expect people to fly with Swiss again?? Never never again. This airline used to be OK now it is similar to the low level institutions in the industry. Rude flight attendants I do not know if it is the so called Swiss attitude but they are not service oriented. By the way the crowd in the plane was weird. Mostly old people perhaps a sign or a symptom? Stay away at all cost!
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A330-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
1/10

"incredibly cramped and uncomfortable"

(Spain)

Incredibly cramped and uncomfortable. The seats are narrow and hard leg room is very limited. To add insult to injury this is also the worst food I've ever had on a long haul flight! Staff however were pleasant and courteous. Their own short haul plane was a massive improvement in all respects. Seems very illogical to me.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no
3/10

"my knees touched the seat in front"

(Switzerland)

I am 186 m (6ft 1inch) tall and flew on Swiss LX092 and 093 ZRH-GRU-ZRH. The seats in Swiss Economy are not suitable for people over 160 m. The space between the rows is so small that my knees touched the seat in front. In that position I could not see anything on the video-screen. When the front seat reclined the tray laid on my belly. You cannot recline the seat back to a decent rest position. Moreover the seat is very narrow forcing you to maintain permanently a straight seating position. The seats are not too bad but not sufficiently comfortable for a flight of over 10 hours under these conditions. On the return flight there was a box in my legroom underneath the seat in front which took half of my legroom. I could only place one foot under the front seat next to the box the other had to stay in the aisle which led to permanent problems with trolleys and other guests when passing my seat row. It was impossible to sleep and my legs and my back started aching after a few hours. I complained shortly after we left Sao Paulo but the Purser was not able and to my impression not willing to find a remedy. Admittedly the economy class was full but business was not. In any case it is brazenness to sell these seats as regular economy seats which are already very uncomfortable but it is torcher to place a grown up in such a seat on long distance.
Seat TypeEconomy Class
Aircraft TypeAIRBUS A340-300
Seat Layout2x4x2
Seat Legroom 12345
Seat Recline 12345
Seat Width 12345
Aisle Space 12345
Viewing Tv Screen 12345
no