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Old Nov 20, 2014, 3:09 pm
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Zurich Kloten Airport, Swiss Check-In, & Swiss Business Lounge (Terminal A)

Zurich Kloten Airport, Swiss Check-In, & Swiss Business Lounge (Terminal A)

We arrived at Zurich Airport about 3 hours before our scheduled departure. The signage from the train station to the check-in was well marked and the distance short. We found an empty check-in area and promptly checked-in (confirming our bags would be waiting in Warsaw and not checked-through to Chicago).

After checking-in we took the long walk to and through security. It took longer to walk from the check-in counter to the security line than it did from the train station to the check-in counter. Once airside, we spent the last of our Swiss Francs at the duty free shops and then followed the signs to the lounge on the 2nd floor. The lounge was enormous. When we arrived, it wasnít very busy but it did fill up before we left. The lounge had several stations with self-serve beverages and food. There was a reasonable assortment of each. Upstairs from the lounge was a bar that was labelled as the longest lounge bar in the world. People were smoking inside; so, I didnít stick around to measure it. I spent most of our time in the lounge on my computer catching up on emails, news, and, of course, FT, before we left for the airplane. I enjoyed the lounge but was disappointed with the lack of more hot food. There was a lot of separation in the space that helped make the lounge feel more intimate than it should given how many people can be accommodated in the lounge.

Photo Below: Swiss Airlines Check-In Counter, Zurich Airport


Photo Below: Zurich Airport


Photo Below: Zurich Airport


Photo Below: Zurich Airport


Photo Below: Zurich Airport


Photo Below: Entrance to Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Entrance to Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Powerports Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Departures Board in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Beverages in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Drinks in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Drinks in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Tea and Coffee in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Food in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Food in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Dining Area in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Computers in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: More Beverages in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: More Beverages in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Olives and Pickles in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: More Food in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: More Wine in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: More Wine in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Sign to Upper Bar in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)


Photo Below: Upper Bar in Swiss Lounge (Zurich Airport, Terminal A)
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