Club International Seattle
Lufthansa Business Class Seattle to Frankfurt
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt
Lufthansa Business Class Frankfurt to Nice
Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Mediterranee
Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
Park Hyatt Zurich
Swiss Senator Lounge Zurich
Austrian Business Class Zurich to Vienna
Austrian Business Class Vienna to Tokyo Narita
EVA Air Business Class Tokyo Narita to Taipei
Le Meridien Taipei
EVA Air Infinity Lounge Taipei
EVA Air Royal Laurel Class Taipei to San Francisco
Thoughts on Nice, Monte Carlo, Cannes, Zurich, and Taipei
Our flight to Vienna was at 10:25AM, so we got to the airport at around 9AM.
Swiss handles Austrian’s check-in, and there was no queue at the business class counters. Our boarding passes were printed as far as Tokyo Narita.
We walked towards security, where the queue was very short, and we were through within about five minutes or so.
Physically Zurich Airport is one of my favorites given how modern it is, and how bright and airy the terminal feels.
The Swiss lounge is located on the upper level of the terminal, and both the Senator and Business lounge share a single entrance.
The Senator Lounge is located to the left, and one of the nicer non-first class lounges in Europe. It is spread across two levels. The second level features high ceilings and plenty of seating.
That’s also where the business center is located.
Then there’s a lower level which has more seating, though the main food spread is located on the second level.
Then there’s a third level with a bar which is shared between both the Senator and Business Lounge. It’s a smoking lounge and also the longest airport bar in the world, if I’m not mistaken.
In terms of the Senator Lounge food spread, it was actually quite decent. There was a cooler with all kinds of bottled drinks, and then next to it was the wine and booze selection.
While there weren’t any hot options, the food spread was quite good and consisted of all kinds of bread/croissants, yogurt, cheese, meat, cereal, etc.
The lounge also had two of the greatest things to come from Switzerland — Mövenpick and Ricolla.
My one gripe about the lounge is that in order to use the wifi you have to register and then have them SMS you an access code. That means for most of us you can only use the internet on one device, which is ridiculous.
At around 9:45AM we headed towards our departure gate, A72. It was about a 10 minute walk away.
At around 10:05AM boarding was called, and this gate had self boarding, which was pretty awesome.