First Class Lounge in A [opened 05MAR2018]

Old Feb 19, 2018, 9:20 am
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First Class Lounge in A [opened 05MAR2018]

I received an invite to visit the new lounge next week. The official opening (according to lounge staff) is on March 5th, but in its invitation they only say "in March".

I won't be able to attend, traveling somewhere else, but if anyone else goes there it would be great if you could share pictures (if you're allowed, but I think it's OK). I trust the lounge will be nice, the thing I really are curious about is whether it will have views on the tarmac! Nothing more depressing than sitting in some box with no windows or a view on some uninspiring "Betriebshof". Anyone remembers the very first FCL at the launch of the HON programme which was where the SEN lounge is now? A bit of a dungeon.

But given that they have closed the far end of the current FCL I gather that they'll build the FCL there, which means tarmac views (unless they'll put the kitchen there).

Really looking forward to the new lounge which I presume will be in the style of the FCL in E, the old one (=current) has never been really good, and with the added benefit of a separate security control lane it'll be a real pleasure to travel from/to/through ZRH.

EDIT: if you got the invitation as well, did you notice the terrible photoshop image?
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Old Feb 19, 2018, 10:07 am
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If its like the E lounges, there will be a mnedia event and plenty of pictures online. Honnestly, the entire point will be the security check. The E lounge is pretty sweet with the terasse.
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Old Feb 19, 2018, 10:09 am
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Received the invite, too but wont be able to come to ZRH for the opening. Will take a look the following week when passing through ZRH.
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Old Feb 28, 2018, 4:24 am
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo
The official opening (according to lounge staff) is on March 5th, but in its invitation they only say "in March".
Do you know whether the Business Class Lounge will open at the same time as the F lounge?
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Old Feb 28, 2018, 5:01 am
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Do you know whether the Business Class Lounge will open at the same time as the F lounge?
The website still says March for FCL A and April for SEN and C-lounge A, so probably not.

https://www.swiss.com/us/EN/fly/airp...a#t-page=pane2
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Old Feb 28, 2018, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by MichielR
The website still says March for FCL A and April for SEN and C-lounge A, so probably not.
Thanks for the info. Too bad, seems that I'll just be three days too early for my short-haul biz flight on March 29th. Next time then..
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Old Feb 28, 2018, 8:21 am
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I will be there this Saturday heading to SIN. Will try to ask for a quick tour before the official opening .
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Old Feb 28, 2018, 11:44 pm
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The MdC on my flight the other day had a tour and said there'll be a big surprise in the new F lounge which hasn't been announced yet. I got the feeling it could just be a design feature but might be more. Looking forward to hearing reports!
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 1:16 am
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So the surprise seems to be the smokers area whith an outdoor deck and a whisky offering (next to the grappa bar)

https://abouttravel.ch/reisebranche/...iss-ist-parat/
https://www.ausbt.com.au/new-swiss-z...e-look-of-luxe
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 2:04 am
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And a Gunter Sachs corner/sofa. The separate security checkpoint was already announced?
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 3:23 am
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The limousine service for all incoming pax from Piers B and E as well as from open stand positions is great! Really looking forward to that.

The current rule of only picking up GVA-bound pax by limousine is a bit ridiculous, we've said that many times, and it's great that now they are acting on it. Having the dedicated Business Class minibus for open stand arrivals was good, but now also having a pick-up from Dock E is good news ^

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Old Mar 2, 2018, 6:07 am
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And a Gunter Sachs corner/sofa. The separate security checkpoint was already announced?
yup... at some point I think they even called it an FCT in the Terminal...
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 6:10 am
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo
The limousine service for all incoming pax from Piers B and E as well as from open stand positions is great! Really looking forward to that.

The current rule of only picking up GVA-bound pax by limousine is a bit ridiculous, we've said that many times, and it's great that now they are acting on it. Having the dedicated Business Class minibus for open stand arrivals was good, but now also having a pick-up from Dock E is good news ^
usually coming in from NUE on a Dash, I agree... then again, "from summer"... let's see when they really get it up and running...
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 7:29 am
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No surprise on the design Looks good. How many showers/day rooms?
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Old Mar 2, 2018, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by San Gottardo
The limousine service for all incoming pax from Piers B and E as well as from open stand positions is great! Really looking forward to that.

The current rule of only picking up GVA-bound pax by limousine is a bit ridiculous, we've said that many times, and it's great that now they are acting on it. Having the dedicated Business Class minibus for open stand arrivals was good, but now also having a pick-up from Dock E is good news ^
but only for F class passengers not for HONs
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