SWISS Airbus A340-300 Economy Class, Singapore to Zurich

frühzeitiger Check In - SWISS am Flughafen Singapur

SWISS offers its guests at Singapore Airport (Terminal 2) an early check-in from 4 p.m. After our arrival with Jetstar Asia from Kuala Lumpur, this was spot on. We thought that we would have to wait with our luggage up to 3 hours before departure at 22:55. A great service! However, Singapore Airport also offers luggage storage in each terminal. Here you can safely stow your suitcases for little money. When we got our boarding passes printed, I repeatedly asked for an upgrade to business class. However, as I found out online, it was fully booked. So we fly back to Europe in economy.

frühzeitiger Check In - SWISS am Flughafen Singapur
Early Check In – SWISS at Singapore Airport

We briefly considered whether it would be worth driving to downtown Singapore. But then we decided against it because the net time would be too short. So we went through passport control and went in search of a lounge. There Lufthansa or. SWISS not manage our own suburb, only the Krisflyer Gold Lounge remained for us Singapore Airlines. Only Star Alliance Gold members have access here. Singapore Airlines offers a separate lounge especially for business and first class guests.

Krisflyer Gold Lounge Singapur
Krisflyer Gold Lounge Singapur

Krisflyer Gold Lounge - Singapore Airport

The Krisflyer Gold Lounge isn't really a bright spot. There is neither daylight nor a lounge with its own toilet or shower. The only highlight is the food and a beer tap with Tiger beer. It's also positive that it's cleared very often, so there aren't too many dishes and glasses lying around. The free Wi-Fi is sufficiently fast, but performs a forced disconnection once an hour. Conclusion: In our personal lounge ranking, this one doesn't really do well here. I would almost say that we have a new tail light.

Flight SWISS LX 179 to Zurich

We left the lounge just after 10pm. It was only a five-minute walk to Gate E5 and we got there on time for boarding. The Airbus A340-300 (registration HB-JMM) was completely full, at least in economy class. After a little confusion with the seats and the deboarding of two passengers, the boarding process could finally be completed at 11 p.m. We had seats 25 J and K, which are in the first economy compartment. The places here are usually a bit quieter, which is especially advantageous for a night flight.

SWISS A340-300 Economy Class
SWISS A340-300 Economy Class

After the start was delayed by ten minutes, we had to fly a longer detour over Kuala Lumpur due to a thunderstorm. Our planned arrival time in Zurich has already been pushed back by 35 minutes.
After we had flown well around the thunderstorm, the flight attendants began serving dinner. From the menu cards that were handed out, we decided on the cheese ravioli with tomato sauce with cream and black olives. There was also smoked salmon with cucumber salad and a chocolate mousse for dessert. The ravioli were very hot and tasty. Then we “laid” to sleep and woke up just before Istanbul.

Käseravioli an Tomatensauce mit Rahm und schwarzen Oliven
Cheese ravioli in tomato sauce with cream and black olives

The breakfast offered, a cheese omelette with bacon, country fries, and grilled tomato, wasn't that tasty. A roll with jam and yoghurt with fresh fruit salad was enough for us.
The approach to Zurich, despite the detour via Malaysia, was almost on time at 06:09. At this point I would like to commend the maitre de cabine and her crew. She was in a super good mood even after a 12 hour flight and we could tell that she really loves her job.

Are you still looking for a flight to Singapore?

Singapore International Airport can be reached from many German cities all year round. You can find cheap flights through online travel agencies such as, Bravofly,,Expedia,lastminute.deorskyscanner.

At 06:15 we arrived at Gate E56. We hurried to disembark so we could still have a refreshing shower in the SWISS Senator Lounge managed.


My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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