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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The headphones were padded enough to not cause any discomfort while I watched several movies on the flight.
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.
I chose the beef tenderloin with wild garlic and pine nut crust, sherry sauce Fregola Sarda and seasonal vegetables as my main course.
I couldn’t resist trying some Swiss cheese onboard.
I liked how Swiss Air offered Nespresso products on board. My espresseo even came with a small Swiss chocolate.
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.
For my second dessert, I went with vanilla ice cream.
For the mid-flight snack, I received a cold turkey sandwich.
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.