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Old Jul 1, 07, 11:23 am #1
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Introduction

In spring 2009, LX took delivery of its first from 11 Airbus A330-313E which will replace the Airbus A330-223s until 2011. At the same time, LX is introducing a brand new Business- and First Class which will be available on the newly delivered A333. The A340 currently in operation will see a refurbised Business Class only - with the same new product.

Index

The New First Class
The New Business Class
The New Economy Class
Official seatmap A333 from LX homepage
Routes currently providing the new cabin layout

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Old Jul 1, 07, 11:23 am #2
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Routes currently providing the new cabin layout

Routes/Destinations offering the new Business and First Class:

all flights operated by Airbus A330.

Routes/Destinations offering the new Business and OLD First Class:

all flights operated by Airbus A340.

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Old Jul 1, 07, 11:23 am #3
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The new First Class

Key Facts concerning the new FIRST CLASS
The new F Seat will be introduced on the A333's.


Cabin Layout 8 Seats
Row 1 - 2
Layout A - DG - K

Physical product
Experience the new LX FIRST CLASS here.
Check out fellow Flyertalker Corpt's trip report of JFK-ZRH LX new F Inaugural A330-300 20 Apr 09.

SWISS will be gradually introducing a new First Class cabin from this spring onwards in parallel with its fleet renewal programme. The centrepiece of the new cabin product is the new SWISS First Seat, which offers exclusive design, top inflight comfort and extensive privacy and can be individually adjusted to travellers’ specific wishes and needs. The new ‘suite above the clouds’ marks a further milestone in SWISS’s ongoing quality drive.

With its numerous settings and comprehensive adjustability, the new SWISS First Seat offers excellent inflight comfort that can be specifically tailored to each guest’s individual preferences. The spacious surroundings and adjustable sidewalls provide extensive privacy, while sophisticated lighting and the contemporary-yet-warm SWISS design combine to create a pleasant sense of space. As a further bonus, the unique guest seat, complete with backrest and armrests, enables the First Class customer to dine or work with a fellow traveller at a generously-proportioned table.

The SWISS First Seat can be reclined at the touch of a button into a totally lie-flat bed that is more than two metres long. It is also equipped with a down-filled duvet, and incorporates an innovative pneumatic air cushion whose softness can be adjusted to individual preferences in any seating position. Further extras include a 23-inch (currently the world’s biggest) inflight entertainment screen and generous work surfaces and storage facilities. In visual terms, the new seat picks up on the design elements and colour scheme that have already been adopted for the new SWISS Lounges to sizeable effect.

“With our new First Class, we’re setting new benchmarks for individual travel in an exclusive inflight environment,” says Christoph Beckmann, Chief Marketing & Product Officer. “Our ‘suite above the clouds’ underlines SWISS’s positioning as a top quality airline, and marks a further consistent step in our ongoing quality drive, both on the ground and in the air.”

Roger Federer impressed
In creating its new First Class seat, SWISS has worked closely with its customers, whose wishes and needs provided key parameters for the new seat’s development. Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer has already inspected it, and the winner of 13 Grand Slam titles was quick to voice his approval. “When I want to recover from the rigours of a long tournament, the new SWISS First Seat will offer me everything I need to rest and relax undisturbed,” he enthuses. “I’m looking forward to my first flight in the new SWISS First cabin.”

The world’s only airline with First Class on all long-haul flights
The gradual replacement of its current Airbus A330-200s with new and more fuel-efficient A330-300s from this spring onwards is a major investment for SWISS. And, once all the new A330-300s are in service, the airline will be the only one in the world to offer a First Class cabin on all its long-haul aircraft.

“SWISS today is a healthy company that stands on sound foundations in a turbulent operating environment,” CEO Christoph Franz underlines. “We will continue to make strategic investments in our future, and intend to further strengthen our market position; and every one of our personnel is working day in, day out to keep our company in prime business shape.” (Source: LX homepage)

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Old Jul 1, 07, 11:23 am #4
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The new Business Class

Key Facts concerning the new BUSINESS CLASS
The A333 and A340 (starting on selected planes as of NOV 2009) sees the launch of the new intercontinental cabin product consisting of a revolutionary fully flat Business Class seat.

Cabin Layout 45 Seats
Row 4 - 5 / 6 -14 (No Row 13) // ( / represents section division)
Seating 1-2-1/2-2-1, seat width 50.8 to 57.15 cm / 20.3 to 22.5".

Layout
Row 04, 06, 08, 10, 12: A - DG - K
Row 05, 07, 09, 11, 14: AB - DG - K

Wing section Row 8 - 14

Physical product
Experience the new LX BUSINESS CLASS here
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external YOUTUBE video
  • SWISS Sleeping comfort on a fully horizontal surface – your personal 2-meter-long bed with an integrated massage function above the clouds
  • New angled seating configuration of 1 - 2 - 1 / 2 - 2 - 1 offers better access to your own seat and allows easier access to the aisle and restroom
  • Swiss innovation for SWISS: realized by Contour; air pillow system by Lantal, infinitely adjustable from soft to firm for seating and resting
(source: LX homepage)

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Old Jul 1, 07, 11:23 am #5
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The new Economy Class

On all Airbus A333.

Cabin Layout 183 Seats
Row 22 - 28 / 29 - 45 // ( / represents section division)
Seating 2-4-2, seat distance 81.3 cm / 32'’, seat width 44 cm / 17.3’’
Comfort: Lumbar support, Adjustable head rest, Flexible wings

Layout AB - DEFG - JK
Exit Row 29

Exceptions
Row 22: DEG
Row 43 - 45: AB - DEG - JK

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Old Jul 2, 07, 2:07 am #6

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Smile New C Seat on LX [merged]

I am sure this has been talked about at length, so please forgive my poor thread searching skills... does anyone know when LX is planning on updating its A330s with the new C seats? I have a ZRH-NBO flight in August and am keeping my fingers crossed... I flew the new C last year JNB-ZRH and loved it!

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Yes, many threads on this. In short: a) Plans are to update A330s to an even newer version of C seat than the one in the A340. b) When this happens has been the subject of speculation over the past 2 years. Latest word is "this winter", but I'll believe it when I see it. Definitely not in August.
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Latest word is "this winter", but I'll believe it when I see it. Definitely not in August.
According to a SWISS MC in June, the new C class should be installed on the A330 during the winter timetable (during the "normal" maintenance checks). They expect that all A330 have the new c-class with the beginning of the summer timetable 2008.
But, as airoli said, we will only believe it when we see it. (as far as I remember correctly, it was postponed several times. it is high time that they install new seats on all a 330.)

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But, as airoli said, we will only believe it when we see it. (as far as I remember correctly, it was postponed several times. it is high time that the install new seat on all a 330.)
Time is working for LX: As they just recently announced to replace 2 A330 by 3 A340, they'll have less A330 to upgrade.
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Time is working for LX: As they just recently announced to replace 2 A330 by 3 A340, they'll have less A330 to upgrade.
They will have to update the seats of the A340s anyway as they're coming from AC.
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They will have to update the seats of the A340s anyway as they're coming from AC.
Of course, but as they will be fitted with the same layout as the existing A340s, there is nothing to speculate and no need to wait for the launch of a new seat.
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Of course, but as they will be fitted with the same layout as the existing A340s, there is nothing to speculate and no need to wait for the launch of a new seat.
is that true? It's weird when you think that they will have to put the new seats on those planes anyway. They could have kept AC seats for 6 months...
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is that true? It's weird when you think that they will have to put the new seats on those planes anyway. They could have kept AC seats for 6 months...
Swiss has to remodel the A340 coming from AC anyway, because it has a different cabin layout and different galleys.

And i'm not sure if Swiss will also replace the current c-class seat on the A340 anytime soon...
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Swiss has to remodel the A340 coming from AC anyway, because it has a different cabin layout and different galleys.

And i'm not sure if Swiss will also replace the current c-class seat on the A340 anytime soon...
According to one of the press releases, those A340 will get the same cabin as the ones already in service....therefore there is few hope that there will be a new C-seat. At least it avoids the LH nightmare 2003-2007 concerning old/new C.
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Any news regarding the refit of the A330's, in the meanwhile any new info on when it will finnaly start? Also there is a rumour going around saying LX will replace all A332's with new A333's in 2009 (Planes are from the A333 order of LH), which would mean it is almost 2 more years with the old interior?
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