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Old 14.06.2014, 21:45
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How is it possible that tickets from Zurich are so expensive on SWISS vs booking 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).



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Old 14.06.2014, 21:57
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

Tell me about it !

Cairo-Zurich-Geneva-Zurich-Cairo is cheaper than just Cairo-Zurich-Cairo.

And Cairo-Zurich-London-Zurich-Cairo is even cheaper. Even though the flight distance and times are longer.

And cheaper still, even though it is further away, is Cairo-Zurich-Barcelona-Zurich-Cairo !!!

And all of the above is based on flying only with Swiss !!!

It's crazy !!!
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Old 14.06.2014, 22:06
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

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
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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
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.
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Old 15.06.2014, 10:32
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

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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.
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Old 15.06.2014, 10:43
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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.
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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.
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Old 14.06.2014, 22:08
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

It's not only Swiss - most airlines use a similar commercial calculation.

The most convenient (here direct flight) = the most expensive.

If you look the starting price from MXP and from ZRH in Business, it's quite close.
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Old 14.06.2014, 22:13
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

I know that with-in the travel classes, airlines have different fares of ticket. Some some business class fares are more expensive than others on the same flight.

It could be that they have so many of the lower fares reserved for passengers just booking the Zürich flight (and those have sold out) and they still have some left for connecting passengers. Airline ticketing is a mystery.

What you can't do is book from Milan, and get on in Zürich!
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

But, you can do it the other way around, get off in Zürich, provided you only have hand luggage
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Old 14.06.2014, 22:24
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But, you can do it the other way around, get off in Zürich, provided you only have hand luggage
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!
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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.

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

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

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It's not a question of affording it.

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

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On long haul… I'd take business every time if I could afford it!
yeah on long-haul I agree, but short-haul? 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.
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

On short haul flights I also don't really see the point of business class. But on long ones boy, those beds!...
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Re: Swiss airways rip-off

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 . 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
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