Swissair & Swiss old Timetables

Old Jul 24, 18, 12:59 am
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Swissair & Swiss old Timetables

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I'm not sure this is the right place to post it, but since most of you here were probably around of the glory old days of Swissair and the early days of Swiss I thought I'd might give it a try.

I'm currently trying to complete my ba97 flight list with all flights I have ever done. Check it ou there: https://ba97.com/report.asp?handle=nick%20art

But the earlier the flights the more difficult it is to find the correct dates and flight times or even the operating AC.
FR sadly on goes back for three years, so I'd like to check out old timetables to find the times and flight numbers and maybe even operating AC. (I have no hopes whatsoever to find the specific reg of the AC)

Luckily the oldest flights I've been able to find the dates and times and FNs because the boarding passes and pictures were in a photo album (although I'm not sure I identified the AC correctly).
  • 03 Apr 1998 16:05 SR662 ZRH-BCN A319/20/21?
  • 05 Apr 1998 18:20 SR663 BCN-ZRH A319/20/21?
  • 23 Apr 1998 19:25 SR104 ZRH-EWR A313?
  • 02 May 1998 20:35 SR103 JFK-ZRH MD-11?
  • 21 Nov 2005 22:40 LX138 ZRH-HKG A343?
  • 26 Nov 2005 23:45 LX139 HKG-ZRH A343?
(I've left out some of the shorthaul flights as I haven't found the exact dates yet, but I know there was a flight to Malaga in May 2003...)

So if anybody here has any Swissair timetables from April 1998 onwards and any Swiss timetables from 2003 onwards I'd love to see them (preferably online)!
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Old Jul 24, 18, 3:49 am
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I did ZRH-BCN SR662 on 4th April 1998 and according to my log it was an A320, I also did SR663 BCN-ZRH on 7th April 1998 and it was also an A320 if that helps.
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Old Jul 24, 18, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by Dover2Golf View Post
I did ZRH-BCN SR662 on 4th April 1998 and according to my log it was an A320, I also did SR663 BCN-ZRH on 7th April 1998 and it was also an A320 if that helps.
Wow. I was not expecting this. This is really cool, I know you flew a day after me but still. (You weren't going to a wedding were you?)
Well, I guess chances are it were A320s on my flights as well
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Old Jul 24, 18, 7:15 am
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This is a great thread. I have been doing something similar, but going back even further into the 80s, when I did lots of flights with British Midland, Dan Air of London, Air UK and even Air Ecosse! I did a lot of Swissair Crossair flights from the mid 90s, but I never noted aircraft types, strangely. I logged flight numbers, operating carriers, booking classes and operational changes, such as op ups. Interesting collection of memories. Nowadays, I write a short review or commentary after each of my flights, despite them being more anonymous in nature these days. I should put them on a blog but haven’t got around to it. It’s a million times better than that mindnumbing, unreadable trash written at Skytrax.

Sorry about almost derailing the Zurich-Sion thread, probably some of my comments belong here rather than there.
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Originally Posted by Concerto View Post
Sorry about almost derailing the Zurich-Sion thread, probably some of my comments belong here rather than there.
I almost posted this question in that thread as well, but then I thought it might be a little bot too off topic so I started this thread.

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This is a great thread. I have been doing something similar, but going back even further into the 80s, when I did lots of flights with British Midland, Dan Air of London, Air UK and even Air Ecosse! I did a lot of Swissair Crossair flights from the mid 90s, but I never noted aircraft types, strangely. I logged flight numbers, operating carriers, booking classes and operational changes, such as op ups. Interesting collection of memories. Nowadays, I write a short review or commentary after each of my flights, despite them being more anonymous in nature these days. I should put them on a blog but havent got around to it. Its a million times better than that mindnumbing, unreadable trash written at Skytrax.

Thats really cool! I meet a group of Swissair pilots every other year (my parents were FA on SR) and they always have great stories to tell. I wish I was around then already.

If I may ask: How do you organize your travel history? In an excel sheet or maybe even traditionally per Hand?
I use BA97 and keep all of my done and future flights and their information there (its even exportable as excel sheet!) and for the less trusting you could untick showing your travel publicaly. The site also makes some fancy graphics out of your input data like total miles flown or AC type per distance or segments etc. Even though those flights are somewhat sensible data Im trusting enough tjat not enough people will care about it except me.

I only started doing this a few months ago including noting the AC reg. Having always held on to my Boarding Passes for the last few years those were quite easy. So with those and the time stamps on pictures of the travel as well as passport stamps I was able to pretty much recreate the last twenty years. But everything older than 10 years is only vaguely estimated and sometimes I didnt even know the dates or airports. But Im working on completing it currently! Its a fun little side project indeed.
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Old Jul 24, 18, 3:25 pm
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I started noting down the details, except aircraft types, aircraft reg and seat numbers, as from the beginning of 1996 so my “modern” record is quite complete. I was inspired to do it because I wanted to keep note of my flights to avoid any problems crediting to the Qualiflyer system at the time. It was all done by paper then and you had to carefully preserve boarding passes. I was thinking of scanning them, but I haven’t got round to it. I have the Qualiflyer newsletters from the time, as well as from the beginning of the SWISS era. I’ve even got a number of old timetables. Naturally, I logged all flights, including the BA ones to get back to the north of Scotland at the time.

The log is simply written into a Pages document, one line for each flight, one large “paragraph” block for each year, one document for each decade. Now that I write brief reviews I do one document for each quarter, i.e. January to March inclusive. Eventually I save them as PDF documents. The whole thing doesn’t take that much ttime and is quite fun. Sometimes I tell the crews if I am on a landmark, such as 500th or 750th flight (I’m actually on flight 1,125).


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