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Guest 15.06.2014 09:26

Re: Swiss airways rip-off
 
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Originally Posted by Tasebo (Post 2177256)
If flying from London to Zürich w/Swiss, compare the fare to Basel, via Zürich. It is quite often significantly less and one can just skip the included train transfer either direction. Its the markets, not the distances:rolleyes:

Have you done this, though?

Flying London-Zurich-Basel would work if you left the flight at the Zurich stopover, provided you told them to take off your bags (or just had cabin baggage) but the return flight to London wouldn't work because you'd have to check in at Basel airport, i.e. you can't join the flight at the Zurich stopover.

st2lemans 15.06.2014 09:49

Re: Swiss airways rip-off
 
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Originally Posted by noipv4 (Post 2177245)
How is it possible that tickets from Zurich are so expensive on SWISS vs bbooking the same flight from Milan, which then includes a short duration local flight from Milan to Zurich and connecting to the same flight (LX 146).

They only are if you are so stupid as to fly business class. :rolleyes:

Tom

Guest 15.06.2014 10:20

Re: Swiss airways rip-off
 
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2177390)
They only are if you are so stupid as to fly business class. :rolleyes:

Tom

Typical comment from somebody who can't afford it........get over it ! ;)

st2lemans 15.06.2014 11:07

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Typical comment from somebody who can't afford it........get over it ! ;)
It's not a question of affording it. :rolleyes:

Tom

jmf 15.06.2014 11:07

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On short haul flights I also don't really see the point of business class. But on long ones boy, those beds!...

vvn_riessa 15.06.2014 11:11

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This happens not only for Zurich sadly it also happens for some city of the US like Atlanta. Was going to Atlanta from Zurich a couple years back and my flight straight to Atlanta was expensive. So I try to just look around and found out that if I take the exact same flight to Atlanta plus another flight from Atlanta to Miami is way cheaper than the direct flight to Atlanta :confused:. So I took the flight to Miami via Atlanta, spend a little holiday there, then take a local flight from Miami to Atlanta. Still cheaper than the initial direct flight :msncool:

ullainga 15.06.2014 11:32

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Have you done this, though?

Flying London-Zurich-Basel would work if you left the flight at the Zurich stopover
In this particular case, the Zurich-Basel leg is by train.

mirfield 15.06.2014 11:43

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Have you done this, though?

Flying London-Zurich-Basel would work if you left the flight at the Zurich stopover, provided you told them to take off your bags (or just had cabin baggage) but the return flight to London wouldn't work because you'd have to check in at Basel airport, i.e. you can't join the flight at the Zurich stopover.
They're talking about where the BSL-ZRH section is by train. That'd work OK.

rob1 15.06.2014 11:45

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Have you done this, though?

Flying London-Zurich-Basel would work if you left the flight at the Zurich stopover, provided you told them to take off your bags (or just had cabin baggage) but the return flight to London wouldn't work because you'd have to check in at Basel airport, i.e. you can't join the flight at the Zurich stopover.
errr no as the basel zurich or zurich basel section is by train and doesnt involve a baggage check in unless you wish to pay extra for the privilege at basel sbb.

GV_GV 15.06.2014 11:46

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Originally Posted by Faltrad (Post 2177306)
Are you for or against free market economy?

P.S. I travelled for two weeks in japan with hand baggage only. It cost me half an hour extra questions by the custom police, but that's another story.

I would not want to travel with you ;)

axman 15.06.2014 12:27

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2177268)
Not many people travel to India with only hand luggage!

You would still probably have problems. The crew would have to check that you didn't have checked baggage…. that info is with the ground staff in Delhi. Then the paperwork would all have to be changed. It might sound easy, but trust me it's a headache, and the ground staff would likely just say no!

Actually, no, I've done it a few times, check-in for one leg only and then discarding the final leg. Just told the checkin agent that I would be taking my bag out in ZRH, or SIN or KUL whatever, and all ok. I traveled around a lot for work and sometimes buy combinations of one way or return tickets, and when plans change sometimes it is cheaper to buy new tickets than changing or canceling old ones.

But once you miss one leg of the journey, your while ticket gets cancelled.

Island Monkey 15.06.2014 12:31

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2177424)
It's not a question of affording it. :rolleyes:

Tom

On long haul… I'd take business every time if I could afford it!

IPBlocked 15.06.2014 13:15

Re: Swiss airways rip-off
 
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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2177466)
On long haul… I'd take business every time if I could afford it!

Yes, but not in Swiss business unless all the other options were sold out. It's wildly over-rated.

Samaire13 15.06.2014 13:37

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Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2177466)
On long haul… I'd take business every time if I could afford it!

yeah on long-haul I agree, but short-haul? :confused: It's not even "real" business class on short-haul and even if it were, it's hardly worth paying some 2000€ for a 1-hr flight? Seriously, even if I had three times as much money as I do now, I don't think I would pay that.

Murloc 15.06.2014 16:19

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I'd love to travel on business in overnight flights, those lie-flat beds do look comfy (only applies to certain airlines).
It's totally not worth it on flights during the day though.


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