I just had the flight of a lifetime. I ended up having the new international first class cabin all to myself on the Chicago to Zurich flight, and I got treated like royalty. I’ll save all the details for the trip report, but Swiss took care of every detail. I was escorted to the plane and when I got aboard was greeted by the flight attendant serving first class, the purser, and the captain. I assumed the service would be a bit awkward (which it was at first), but the flight attendant and I started talking to make our interactions a bit more informal, which helped prevent a downright uncomfortable service situation. I also warned him up front I’d be taking lots of pictures, which he was fine with. “My” flight attendant was hilarious too, best described as a mix between Ryan Seacrest and Bruno. The whole meal routine was comical, given that my excellent (personal) flight attendant did the meal service as if there were a full cabin, rolling out the cart for every course and letting me pick what I want.
The new seat is fantastic as well, and the food was literally the best airline food I’ve ever had.
My one major complaint is coming up shortly, and it’s nothing new. But I HIGHLY recommend Swiss’ new first class. It has the best hard product of any European airline (by far), and the service and food continues to be top notch, among the best out there.
And I’ll tease with just one picture: