SWISS Airbus A340-300 economy class, Zurich to Singapore

According to plan we should be on the ground already at 16:30 from Berlin, arriving in Zurich. Due to the strong hurricane Niklas, we arrived only three hours later. From Gate A81 we ran in the direction of the SWISS Senator Lounge. On the Transfer switch had formed due to the many delays and long queues. Many passengers were not able to reach their connecting flights. Niklas had taken care of not only in Berlin but in the whole of Europe to Chaos.

SWISS Senator Lounge (Zurich)

The Lounge has been redesigned since our last visit in September 2013. The lower floor is now equipped with smaller groups of seats and larger tables with bar stools. The upper Buffet area, however, remained unchanged.

SWISS Senator Lounge Zürich

SWISS Senator Lounge Zürich

In the SWISS Senator Lounge in Zurich, the longest Lounge Bar in the world. At our last Visit I had thrown in here never to look. So I'll make this a short visit. As it turned out, unfortunately, that this is a Smoking bar, so I'm after a quick photo on our way back into the Lounge.

longest Lounge Bar in the world

longest Lounge Bar in the world

From the food supply this time we were disappointed. Thus, the leek and potato soup was cold, the vegetable noodles simply gone inedible and otherwise the selection quite low. Also, the Mövenpick ice was rationalized. Pity! So I allowed myself only a non-alcoholic beer Feldschlösschen.

In front of us 12 hours flight in the Economy Class to Singapore. In order to make us fresh, we will use this in the Lounge shower cabins and attracted us comfortable Jogging pants. Not-so-stylish, we were then on to the satellite terminal e. Here, all the International flights are handled, which leave the Schengen area. It comes with a small self-propelled train, the Skymetro. On the way, you should pay attention to the tunnel walls, since a short Film is shown, as before, the thumb cinema.

At Gate E34 arrived, I asked for the last Time after a possible Upgrade to Business Class. I had already at Check-in, saw that the Economy was fully booked and so we still had hope. But, unfortunately, it went in the end and Business and Economy were occupied to the last seat.

Gate E34

Gate E34

Flight SWISS LX 178 to Singapore

Thanks to the Star Alliance Gold Status we were one of the First to get in and found an empty Economy. We sat today in the squares 31J and K in the rear and the last Economy cabin.

After the boarding was completed at 22:45, the menus were handed out. To choose from, there was chicken and a vegetable paella.
Shortly after reaching cruising altitude, began the service. Christian took the paella and I once tried the chicken. Both were ok - nothing more, nothing less. As a little nightcap after dinner, I drank a Vodka-Cola. Unfortunately, there is on board only Smirnoff.

A movie and a good 5 hours of sleep later, we woke up shortly after leaving the Indian mainland again. Now we had just over 3:45 hours ahead of us. About 1,400 kilometers from Singapore, the light is turned back on board and we were given a warm towel for refreshment.

Route LX 178 (Zurich to Singapore) (Source:

Route LX 178 (Zurich to Singapore) (Source:

SWISS A340-300 Winglets

SWISS A340-300 Winglets

Centers across the Straits of Malacca, 1:30 hours prior to arrival in Singapore, breakfast was served. When I studied the menu handed out in the evening, I was disappointed that there will be scrambled eggs. Had I but never received an edible scrambled eggs on the plane. But I tried it anyway and was more surprised than positive - delicious and with the croquettes and asparagus a super combination. In addition there was still fruit salad, yogurt, bread, coffee and orange juice Tetra Pak. I have appointed for 5 - had no more drinking packs in hand 6 years.

Breakfast SWISS Economy - delicious scrambled eggs

Breakfast SWISS Economy – delicious scrambled eggs

Following the Breakfast Service, we prepared ourselves for the arrival in Singapore. In our brought an Amenity Kit with a toothbrush, various creams and Deodorant. After we had made us fresh, we switched from the Jogging pants back in the Jeans. This is not in an aircraft toilet.

The first thing that struck us during the approach to Singpur, were the many Container ships, which are waiting to be finally in the port of unloading. After an unspectacular landing, stopped the Pilot on the A340-300 at 16:49, about 30 minutes earlier than scheduled at Gate E4.

Examined her still for a flight to Singapore?

The international airport of Singapore is open all year from many German cities. Cheap flights can be found on the online travel agencies such as, Bravofly,, Expedia, or skyscanner.

After the problem-free entry, without much waiting time, we were able to take our Luggage. Unfortunately, we had missed the Hotel Shuttle to the Grand Mercure Roxy to 10 minutes and therefore had to wait 50 minutes. The information on the Shuttle Bus and a small Hotel stickers are available at the Ground Transportation Desk in the arrival level.


My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2012 I live with my wife Christin in Halle (Saale). When travelling I love flying, discovering good food and drink and spending the night in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always looking for the next adventure. I have been reporting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

2 Responses

  1. Robert says:

    Swiss makes a really good Job. For the next flights as an Alternative. When will opened a new Lounge at Dock E?

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