Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER ZRH to LAX

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Swiss Air Champagne
Pre-departure Champagne

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On my way home from Europe, I had an opportunity to upgrade my Economy ticket Business Class on the Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER for $1,200. Knowing I would probably never fly Swiss Air again, I decided to jump the gun and paid for the upgrade. At the time, I didn’t get a chance to check how much business class seats were going for.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER ZRH to LAX

I was actually pretty excited to fly Swiss Air business class because I had no idea what to expect.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER at Zurich Airport
Swiss Air 777-300ER at Zurich Airport

Pre-Boarding Service

The Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER flight was configured in a 1-2-1 seating. After I found my seat, my flight attendant greeted me and served me champagne.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Swiss Air Champagne
Pre-departure Champagne

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Seat

The seat offered semi-privacy from my neighbor. I didn’t like the seatbelt across the chest. I felt like I was back in the military with my PT (physical training) belt on. Other than that, the seat was very padded and comfortable for the long haul flight.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Seat
Swiss Air 777-300ER Business Class Seat

I found the leg room the worst of all business class travel I’ve been on. Not everyone is 6’5 and will face this problem but the cubby hole was too narrow to even have my feet sit comfortably inside. When trying to sleep I found myself sleeping on the side as this was the only way I could get my feet not crammed.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Leg Room
Leg Room in Business Class

The amenity kit wasn’t impressive when I opened it. It lacked other amenities found on other business class amenity kits such as lotion, a comb, earplugs, or mouthwash. However, I thought the sleeve itself was cool. I always find myself throwing away the amenity cases after using them but with this one, I’m able to store my tablet in there and protect it from any scratches.

 Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER ZRH to LAX Swiss Air Business Class amenity kit
Swiss Air Business Class amenity kit

The monitor was big and it made enjoying movies pleasant. Although, I think the entertainment selection was very limited compared to other airlines I’ve flown on.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER TV
Monitor

The headphones were padded enough to not cause any discomfort while I watched several movies on the flight.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Headphones
Headphones

Meal Service

My starter was really good and light. Sometimes, I feel airlines offer too much food for their appetizer and it makes me not have room for dessert.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Appetizer
Appetizer

I chose the beef tenderloin with wild garlic and pine nut crust, sherry sauce Fregola Sarda and seasonal vegetables as my main course.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Main Course
Main Course

I couldn’t resist trying some Swiss cheese onboard.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Cheese
Cheese Platter

I liked how Swiss Air offered Nespresso products on board. My espresseo even came with a small Swiss chocolate.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER Nespresso
Nespresso espresso

If you have read my previous business class articles, you know how much I love desserts. Of course, I had to try them when the dessert cart came down the aisle. I started with a strawberry cheesecake.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER dessert
Strawberry Cheesecake

For my second dessert, I went with vanilla ice cream.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER ice cream
Vanilla Ice Cream

For the mid-flight snack, I received a cold turkey sandwich.

Swiss Air Business Class 777-300ER snack
Mid-flight snack

The Bald Thoughts

Overall, I was genuinely impressed with the soft product Swiss Air offered. I was too full to even eat breakfast when it was time to eat again. My flight attendant was attentive and didn’t hesitate once for anything I needed.  As for the hard product, I think if you’re shorter than 6’2″ you will have no trouble with your feet inside the cubby hole.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. That’s a bit much for an upgrade IMHO, though it’s LX. What was the round figure of your Y ticket? I mean if you paid 2K combined then you might as well have purchased a J ticket outright. I used LifeMiles bought cheap for a one-way LX J, cost $900 plus the redemption fee and tax so, about $1,000 for a long haul in J. I found the seat and food to be OK, but nothing to rave about. Thanks for your report.

    • Thanks for reading and commenting Steve. My company I worked for booked the tickets. It wasn’t until I asked at the check-in counter if there were any upgrades and the desk agent told me it was $1,200. If I had known in advanced I would have tried to offset it with some miles.

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