Swiss closing lounges during Coronavirus downturn

Old Mar 10, 20, 10:41 am
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Swiss closing lounges during Coronavirus downturn

Looks like the new Alpine lounge + D lounges are closed until end of April:



Current information on the SWISS lounges at Zurich and Geneva Airport

Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of the coronavirus and the associated decline in demand, SWISS is reducing the number of lounge facilities at Zurich and Geneva Airport until the end of April for the time being. The following lounges are still available:


• Zurich, SWISS First lounge terminal A (access for first class guest and HON Circle member only)

• Zurich, SWISS First lounge terminal E (access for first class guest and HON Circle member only)

• Zurich, SWISS Senator lounge terminal A

• Zurich, SWISS Senator lounge terminal E (new opening hours: 06:00 – 13:30)

• Zurich, SWISS Business lounge terminal A (new opening hours: 05:30 – 19:00)

• Zurich, SWISS Business lounge terminal E

• Zurich, SWISS arrival lounge

• Geneva, SWISS Senator lounge
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Old Mar 10, 20, 10:49 am
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Ok - so meeting in the lounge is a problem, but meeting in the (even smaller) airplane is fine ?
Whatever... this is just cost savings !
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Old Mar 10, 20, 11:23 am
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They clearly say in the mail that this is is a demand issue - not a health one.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 12:25 pm
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So, no business lounge in Geneva by the looks of it. If any of you are on flights to France from GVA, the Air France lounge (to which SWISS pax are directed for French departures) is being renovated anyway.
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Old Mar 10, 20, 1:14 pm
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Effective when? I was in the D SEN lounge this morning and it was business as usual
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Old Mar 10, 20, 2:30 pm
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Damn. Makes me wish I missed that connection the other week after all... don't know if I'll get a chance to stop by in Zurich in May, provided that it will be business as usual by then even.
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Old Mar 11, 20, 1:51 am
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I was chatting with Swiss today about lounge access to the First class lounge, here´s part of the reply: " ... You are entitled tot he First Class lounge however also note that as of the 11th of March the Zurich Lounge will be closed until further notice".

Can anyone confirm this? Is both the First Class lounges in ZRH also closed from today?
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Old Mar 11, 20, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by MatthiasWagner View Post
Can anyone confirm this? Is both the First Class lounges in ZRH also closed from today?
Reading the first post, the First Class lounges in ZRH are open. The one in GVA seems to be closed, as it is not on the list.
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Old Mar 14, 20, 8:22 pm
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More ZRH lounge closings
First in E - closed from March 17
Sen in E - closed from March 14
Arrivals - closed from March 17

https://www.swiss.com/us/en/fly/airport/lounges-zurich
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Old Mar 15, 20, 2:10 am
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So that just leaves Business / Sen / First in A and Business in E left.

No point in flying now :-)
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Old Mar 15, 20, 3:02 am
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Well - no flights, no lounges... Makes sense...
It won't take long anyway until they close the airports completely. I know - outrageous - but Norway and some other countries started already.
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Old Mar 15, 20, 10:57 am
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Senator (sub-) lounge in Heathrow also closed.

Pity - it would have been really quiet.
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Old Mar 16, 20, 5:53 am
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GVA First and SEN closed as of yesterday. All directed to Business Lounge which can now due to government restrictions only hold 50 people. Queue of irritated pax in stuffy hall outside not impressed. They have closed a decent sized private section of it behind the back wall for HON/F pax.. no F&B there but you get privacy and social distancing!
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Old Mar 17, 20, 12:31 am
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All lounges in both Zürich and Geneva are now closed.

Really really no point flying now
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