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Old 07.03.2008, 23:58
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Low-cost airlines in Switzerland?

Why aren't there low-cost flies from-to Switzerland? The only ones are from Basel's airport which, guess what, is in France...
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Old 08.03.2008, 00:01
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Re: Why aren't there low-cost airlines in Switzerland?

Mulhouse airport is part france / part Swiss. Budget airlines fly from the swiss part too
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Old 08.03.2008, 01:18
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Re: Why aren't there low-cost airlines in Switzerland?

easyjet (BS, ZH, GE), air berlin (ZH, GE), ryanair (BS), swiss (BS, GE, ZH), bmi baby (BS, ZH) + plus others.... how many "low cost" airlines do you need?
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Old 08.03.2008, 01:42
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easyjet (BS, ZH, GE), air berlin (ZH, GE), ryanair (BS), swiss (BS, GE, ZH), bmi baby (BS, ZH) + plus others.... how many "low cost" airlines do you need?
baby BMI flies to/from GE too.
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Old 08.03.2008, 01:49
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Why aren't there low-cost flies from-to Switzerland? The only ones are from Basel's airport which, guess what, is in France...
i had the same question.. and still have.
i need at least 300franken for me and 1300franken to get my dog with me!!!!!!!!!!!!

happy is that from 1 may to october airberlin starts flights from/to zurich..
and it s really cheap company.believe me.
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happy is that from 1 may to october airberlin starts flights from/to zurich..and it s really cheap company.believe me.

Air Berlin have been flying to/from Zurich for some years now.... But I guess it depends where you are flying to.

Also, in Europe, taking a larger dog by air is expensive. You might be better off driving..... or giving your dog a break too and either getting a dog-sitter or finding a good kennel in your area. Travelling by air is stressful for animals that end up in the cargo hold and I would avoid making a habit of it. Just my 2c (as a dog owner).
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happy is that from 1 may to october airberlin starts flights from/to zurich..
and it s really cheap company.believe me.
http://www.airberlin.com/site/start.php?LANG=eng&all=1

As has been said, Air Berlin has been flying from/to Zurich for years now. Just try out the link - you don't have to wait till May. I really wouldn't recommend crating up your dog and making him/her fly - I've done it twice and would never do it again unless I really had to.
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http://www.airberlin.com/site/start.php?LANG=eng&all=1

As has been said, Air Berlin has been flying from/to Zurich for years now. Just try out the link - you don't have to wait till May. I really wouldn't recommend crating up your dog and making him/her fly - I've done it twice and would never do it again unless I really had to.
did you try to give your dogs pills?
you can ask your vet.
he gave me some pills to calm him down..so during the journey he sleeps.
it depents on how big your dog is and how many hours is the trip.
he made two flights really unstressful and he was absolute cool with it.
i hope this helps you.
i agree for the car. i also talk about journeys that you can t avoid an airoplane.
as for hotels and everything..i think he is happier waiting two or three hours to see me than weeks.
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Old 10.03.2008, 15:59
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did you try to give your dogs pills?
you can ask your vet.
he gave me some pills to calm him down..so during the journey he sleeps.
it depents on how big your dog is and how many hours is the trip.
he made two flights really unstressful and he was absolute cool with it.
It was when I moved from the U.K. to Houston/TX. The vet advised AGAINST pills in case the dog vomited and suffocated. The flight back was from Houston to Paris, where they "lost" him for 1 entire day..... As I said, I wouldn't recommend it.
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It was when I moved from the U.K. to Houston/TX. The vet advised AGAINST pills in case the dog vomited and suffocated. The flight back was from Houston to Paris, where they "lost" him for 1 entire day..... As I said, I wouldn't recommend it.
i m terribly sorry for your experiance.
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Old 10.03.2008, 16:03
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Re: Why aren't there low-cost airlines in Switzerland?

How many of the low budget airlines are able to be so low budget is that they fly in and out of small cheaper airports (Hence when you flying into Hamburg with Ryan Air, you fly into Lübeck which is about 45-60 min away). There aren't really any of those little airports in Switzerland and the airport taxes are relatively high compared to other countries/airports.
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easyjet (BS, ZH, GE), air berlin (ZH, GE), ryanair (BS), swiss (BS, GE, ZH), bmi baby (BS, ZH) + plus others.... how many "low cost" airlines do you need?
Whilst i agree with most of the airlines you mentioned above, Swiss is most definitely not a low cost airline.
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Old 10.03.2008, 16:06
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did you try to give your dogs pills?
you can ask your vet.
he gave me some pills to calm him down..so during the journey he sleeps.
it depents on how big your dog is and how many hours is the trip.
he made two flights really unstressful and he was absolute cool with it.
i hope this helps you.
i agree for the car. i also talk about journeys that you can t avoid an airoplane.
as for hotels and everything..i think he is happier waiting two or three hours to see me than weeks.
Back in the days when I was a member of my university's band, our mascot a huge Malamute would travel to the bowl games with us. The dog's handler would give him some calming medication for the trip beforehand, and the dog would survive the flight without problems. He always seemed pretty happy at the games. He also led a pretty long life.
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Whilst i agree with most of the airlines you mentioned above, Swiss is most definitely not a low cost airline.
Depends... you can fly to Heathrow and back during the week for 250 CHF.

Not so bad and definitely comparable to the other "real" low cost :-)

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Re: Why aren't there low-cost airlines in Switzerland?

Don't forget Aer Lingus who pretty much mop the floor with all other airlines but cheap flights to dublin from zurich.
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Old 10.03.2008, 16:23
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It was when I moved from the U.K. to Houston/TX. The vet advised AGAINST pills in case the dog vomited and suffocated. The flight back was from Houston to Paris, where they "lost" him for 1 entire day..... As I said, I wouldn't recommend it.
Got to agree with möpp, not a good idea to drug a dog when travelling, especially not of you can expect a veterinarian check the other end. Vets don't like examining a dog that has been tranquilised as it could mask other symptoms.
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Don't forget Aer Lingus who pretty much mop the floor with all other airlines but cheap flights to dublin from zurich.
What does this mean in English please.
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Don't forget Aer Lingus who pretty much mop the floor with all other airlines but cheap flights to dublin from zurich.
Lately, I've actually found that you need to check both Swiss and Aerlingus, to get the better rate. Over Christmas I brought my nephew over, and the flight was nearly 100 Euro cheaper with Swiss.

I checked about 3 times, because I thought there had to be some sort of mistake!
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Whilst i agree with most of the airlines you mentioned above, Swiss is most definitely not a low cost airline.
To add to this....recently booked some London - Switzerland flights for a friend in April. Out of all the options (LX, BA, EZ (ZRH and BSL), FR (FDH), AB and 1 or 2 others, Swiss were the cheapest.

FR and EZ might be low cost (read crap service) but they often ain't lower fares. Not any more.
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