Where is BA terminal at ZRH? A or B

 
Old Jul 29, 02, 3:17 pm
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Where is BA terminal at ZRH? A or B

Does SWISS international arrivals come into terminal B? I have a connection flight to LHR on BA. Where is BA at ZRH? THANKS SO MUCH
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LX uses Terminal A, BA Terminal B.
 
Old Jul 30, 02, 1:13 am
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Occasionally, SWISS uses a Terminal B gate too. The rule however is Terminal A. If you're flying on an Airbus or MD-11, your arrival gate will be displayed on the screens prior to landing.

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terminals A & B are close together (a 5 minute walk) and easy linked (without having to immigrate to Switzerland)
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by airoli:
Occasionally, SWISS uses a Terminal B gate too. The rule however is Terminal A. If you're flying on an Airbus or MD-11, your arrival gate will be displayed on the screens prior to landing.

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Or even on a 319 (and according to Swiss, on all planes in the 320 family).

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THANK YOU EVERYBODY. One more question... I have a 1 hour and 45 minute layover at ZRH before I board my BA flight to LHR. Is there time to catch a shower?
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you have no time problem at all.

Deboarding takes about 5-10 minutes.

For boarding (European flight, BA, term B) I recommend to be ready 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.

The walk between the two terminals (in the transit area) takes 5-8 minutes.
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Showers can be taken at the swiss Allegra (Arrival) Lounge at term A (free for arriving swiss business and first-class costumers, a reasonable fee for all others, includes also a continental breakfast).

I don't know about the BA (shower) facilities at term B.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CLTFlyer:
Or even on a 319 (and according to Swiss, on all planes in the 320 family).
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You are quite correct indeed. That's why I wrote "Airbus" and not "A330". http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif



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Sorry about that - I somehow read A330 instead of Airbus. Perhaps it's my jetlag from being there, and just returning to the US on Swiss yesterday.
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I know of no lounges in terminal b, and almost certainly none that are available to arriving pax since you usually need a boarding pass for a flight out, and not just the card if you have it, to get in. Maybe the new star gold lounge, but I honestly doubt it. I know jet aviation (CO, ...) and swissport (Swiss, KLM, ...) don't have any, and neither does BA.
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I often (last time this june) used the StarAlliance lounge (run by LH) in term B also when arriving (just to grab a newspaper and a quick coffee).

The Priority Card also gives you access (without boarding pass) to the Jet Aviation Lounge and so does the KLM Royal Wing card to the Swissport Lounge (in term B too).
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The BA lounge in Terminal B is pretty minimal - it doesnt have toilets, never mind showers.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by CLTFlyer:
and just returning to the US on Swiss yesterday. </font>
and, how was it?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by cruising:
and, how was it?

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Quite good. F cabin had 10 of 12 seats filled. Good 7 and 1/2 hour flight from Zurich to Boston. Food was excellent, and I was able to catch a nice nap in the fully flat seat. Overall experience was outstanding - although I think I received marginally better service on the outbound from IAD to ZRH. But it was the best in flight service I've had in quite a while.

Never a bad thing to have the use of small cloth towels in the F lav for drying your hands. They still had the Swissair label on them - but it makes sense to use 'em until they're gone before using the Swiss branded products.

Best thing offered as an amenity are the slippers. Most airlines offer the socks, but the slippers are a nice touch.

Only criticsm would be the in flight entertainment system - in that it was not an "in demand" system like the one US uses on its 330s.

Actually was on the same flight as FT'er catwood, and I imagine he'll post the second part of his trip report before I get around to posting any of mine.



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