Swiss Air Business Class YUL-ZRH 777-300
I took a sort of convoluted path to Rome recently. I was looking for award availability within Star Alliance, and based on timing and layovers and whatnot I ended up going from Boston to Montreal, and then Montreal to Zurich to get over the ocean, and finally Zurich to Rome. This arrangement cost me 70,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points plus $21. Yes, $21.
My flight into Montreal was delayed, plus there were incredible lines to get through customs, but finally I made it to the Maple Leaf Lounge at YUL, where I was able to spend just a few minutes before my connecting flight.
I was visiting at midday, and was not particularly impressed with the food selection. There were some salads and snacks, and a few cookies and desserts. Thankfully the wine and liquor selection was plentiful, and that seemed to be what most people were into. I made myself a random plate of nachos with guacamole and canned salsa, some pudding, and red wine. I was so irritated about the whole delayed flight thing and the insane way they have customs set up at this airport.
Whatever!! After a couple of glasses of wine, I was in a better mood and ready to set out on my transatlantic journey with Swiss Air. As always, I use Seat Guru to find the perfect seat for me, and I chose 14A so I would be alone by the window. It was perfect!
Lots of cubbies to stash your stuff….
The amenity kit was basic and nice, and I liked the fact that it is made out of 100% recycled PETE plastic bottles.
After takeoff the meal service started. A hot towel was passed out to freshen up, and there was a choice of entrees to choose from: beef, chicken, fish, and vegetarian. All the courses (except for dessert) were delivered together, and I munched along happily as I watched Girl on the Train from the new releases selection.
Dessert was a blueberry cheesecake. By this time it was getting dark, so the lights were getting very low.
I reclined my seat and laid down and had a bit of a sleep. It seemed like no time at all before it was time to sit up, freshen up, and have a light breakfast.
All in all, it was a wonderful flight with friendly service. The seat was quite comfortable, and there was a wide range of entertainment options available. The food was great, and the wine was wonderful too. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Swiss Air again.