I enjoyed a very nice Business Class flight from New York to Zurich last night. The flight attendants were lovely. The food was fine and the seats laid perfectly flat. You can’t ask for much more than that. They had good movies, though, not massive in number. And the amenities were simple but inclusive.
The weird thing was the configuration of the seats. There were definitely ones that were far better than others. A large number of the seats are singles with large counters and wide open spaces for one’s feet and one’s stuff. But then there were seats like mine, 5B, where I shared the same space with another passenger that other passengers had all to themselves. Other twosomes looked like two singles pushed together, about 1/3 more space then offered to passengers in seats like mine. Still, it was plenty roomy and comfy. Just seemed strange and made me wonder if some customers complain that they’re not getting a fair shake.
I would definitely recommend Swiss Air to anyone. But I would also recommend inquiring carefully when making your seat reservation.
Jenny Block is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called “Sex Talk with Jenny Block” (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.