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Old 24.08.2012, 13:58
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Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

SWISS launches an advertising campaign on Monday, 27th of August to promote its intercontinental and European destinations at highly attractive fares.

From Zurich, e.g.:
Barcelona from CHF 189.–
Paris from CHF 189.–
Miami from CHF 999.–
New York from CHF 699.–

From Basel, e.g.:
Hamburg from CHF 99.–
Prague from CHF 149.–
Dubai from CHF 699.-
Shanghai from CHF 999.-

From Geneva, e.g.:
Athens from CHF 229.-
London Heathrow from CH 189.–
Los Angeles from CHF 999.–
New York from CHF 699.–

From Lugano, e.g.:
Boston from CHF 759.–
Chicago from CHF 959.–
New York from CHF 759.–
Johannesburg from CHF 899.–

Sales Period 24AUG12 – 10SEP12
Advance purchase North America 14 days before departure
Travel Period Europe 24AUG12 – 31DEC12
Travel Period North America 06SEP12 – 20MAR13
Travel Period DXB/MCT/TLV 06SEP12 – 31DEC13
Travel Period rest of the world 06SEP12 – 24MAR13

Travel Complete Date Europe 03JAN13
Travel Complete Date North America none
Travel Complete Date DXB/MCT/TLV 06JAN13
Travel Complete Date rest of the world 31MAR13

Min. stay Europe: 2D/SU or 3D/SU
Min. stay America / rest of t.w.: SU

Max. stay Europe: none
Max. stay North America: 3 months
Max. stay rest of the world: 1 month

Also:

Please note the following fare decrease on the Basel – Brussels route: Lowest available end price is now CHF 109.-

Fare decrease valid for travel from 28 October 2012 onwards.

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Old 24.08.2012, 14:02
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Re: Upcoming deals on SWISS the airline

And I thought "The Local" was in cahoots with KLM. What gives?
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Old 24.08.2012, 23:51
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

I didn´t know they had a Bag Pickup service ( only for departures on SWISS and only in Zürich airport now ):

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Flying SWISS from Zurich? Then why not have your bags conveniently collected for you from your home or your hotel? SWISS has teamed up with Swissport to offer this new service – which is available immediately – to its customers in Switzerland. Just hand over your bags at your home or hotel and collect them again at your final air destination!

Your baggage will be collected from your home or hotel by a transport company on our behalf.

Please note:
Our baggage pick-up service is only available to customers travelling on a SWISS flight from Zurich which is operated by SWISS (i.e. it is not available for codeshare flights operated by the partner airline).

The service must be booked at least 48 hours before departure.

You do not have to be personally present when your baggage is collected. But the relevant travel documents (including passport or identification card) will need to be shown to the person(s) doing so.

The rates specified below are for up to two pieces of baggage. Each additional piece will be subject to a CHF 15 surcharge.

Payment can be made by credit card (VISA or Mastercard).

The usual provisions regarding free baggage allowance and excess baggage apply.

Baggage will be weighed at the airport. If applicable, any excess baggage fees must be paid at the regular excess baggage counter. Passengers will be informed by text message or contacted by telephone regarding any payment required on their arrival at airport.

Individual bags weighing more than 32 kilos cannot be accepted.

For departures between 06:00 and 16:00, the baggage will be collected between 09:00 and 21:00 the previous day.

For departures between 16:00 and 23:00, the baggage will be collected between 07:00 and 18:00 on the day of departure.
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Old 25.08.2012, 10:04
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Does anyone else see a problem with that statement?

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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

Thanks for that info jrspet. You just saved us 1300 chufs!
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Old 29.08.2012, 13:40
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

Glad it saved you some cash. Some fares are going up, and best to buy before 4th September to avoid the price increase.
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Old 30.08.2012, 09:36
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

So...they start a promotion that includes U.S. destinations with "lower fares" that is due to run until 10 Sept. Then they decide to raise prices in the middle of the promotion on 04 Sept.?
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

welcome to marketing.... the ticket is still cheaper though
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Old 30.08.2012, 10:20
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

Oh the joys of corporate PR.

I wonder how they managed to get the airport empty like that?
Did they organise a bomb scare to film that video?

And is the "swiss first" lounge a meeting place for radical SVPlers or what? Who gets to choose these names?

And no mention of cows or alphorn sounds on the gadgetbahn? The people in the video are shuttled in a van.

The online checking isn't as simple as they pretend either. They don't even provide free WiFi for that.

The people who made the video must have used a different airport.

And honestly, who would like to sit next to people like the ones in the video. Not my idea of having much fun.
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Oh the joys of corporate PR.

I wonder how they managed to get the airport empty like that?
Did they organise a bomb scare to film that video?
fimed during the night and post video processing

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And no mention of cows or alphorn sounds on the gadgetbahn? The people in the video are shuttled in a van. .
if you are hon circle or first the vip service vans or cars are used. For planes that are on the remote stands business class passengers use the business shuttle van (those without attached docking gates)

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The online checking isn't as simple as they pretend either. They don't even provide free WiFi for that. .
simple enough for me - takes a few mins.. why would they provide wifi for the thounds of different carriers around the world?

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The people who made the video must have used a different airport. .
fiming goes on quite often and i can assure you all that is meant to be based in zurich airport (including the first drop off point.) is in zurich airport.

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And honestly, who would like to sit next to people like the ones in the video. Not my idea of having much fun.
personal opinion and tastes differ.

the video is however quite old as the red chocolates were withdrawn many months ago.

The business lounge is also shown as clean, it never is.

my experience of the business lounge has been tragic, dirty plates, dirty floors, rubbish left and ignored, old dried catering, unfilled/not restocked juices and drinks.... shameful really.
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

This just came in.

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The fare increase which was previously announced for flights to North America with effect from 4 September will now not take place. This is for technical reasons. We will inform you as quickly as possible of any further developments.
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

To offer a bit of competition to Easyjet ( I think ), SWISS is now offering one way fares to limited destinations.
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To offer a bit of competition to Easyjet ( I think ), SWISS is now offering one way fares to limited destinations.
Perfect for The Quest for Taco Bell
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

They have increased the One Way specials.

SWISS is now also offering one-way fares from Geneva to Athens and Prague. Try out one of our One-way Specials and enjoy the usual benefits.


From Geneva
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Athens from CHF 149.–
Madrid from CHF 49.–
Nice from CHF 49.–
Prague from CHF 99.–

Sales Period 19SEP - 31DEC12
Travel period 19SEP12 – open
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

Price drop from Zürich to Tel Aviv, Israel from CHF539 to CHF349.
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Price drop from Zürich to Tel Aviv, Israel from CHF539 to CHF349.
Obviously in response to Easyjet.
The lowest Easyjet fare I can find is 53 Euros.
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

cheapest return i can find is bsl>tlv return for 109chf
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

Good deals, are you kidding ? Maybe value wise, I don't know. But you can easily find a flight to San Francisco or Los Angeles with an American carrier for 700 to 800 bucks return.
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Good deals, are you kidding ? Maybe value wise, I don't know. But you can easily find a flight to San Francisco or Los Angeles with an American carrier for 700 to 800 bucks return.
Easily? Hmm...maybe from SFO or LAX, but from CH, those fares are not easy to find most of the year. Unless you have a secret source? I do agree that those fares posted by Swiss are high, but they have the only non-stops to California.
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Re: Upcoming deals with SWISS the airline

I always go to Skyscanner or Ebookers for this type of thing. The cheapest airline seems to change all the time. I avoid going to airlines directly for general information, although I may go there to book once I've decided what I want.

When it comes to connecting flights, it can also make a big difference where you change. Some hubs are more pleasant than others. I don't necessarily see non-stop long-haul flights as a plus, you just have to avoid the nasty airports.
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