Squeezed all ways
Thought for the day…”A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer”.
” Those who do not learn the lessons of history are bound to repeat them”.
I was sad to see that one of my favourite airlines, SWISS Airlines, is falling into the trap that some other airlines have already slipped into. Swiss Airlines, who are normally very good, have announced details of their new cabin layout for the 777 W aircraft. As one of those people who travel economy, I was sad to see that they are going to squeeze in 10 abreast economy seating (3+4+4). Airlines such as Emirates had already done this, but now Swiss are going to as well. Not only are economy class passengers squeezed for leg room, but now they are also going to be squeezed for shoulder space too. Add to this the fact that Swiss (part of the Lufthansa group) also charge for selecting a seat in advance (25 euros approximately for each long haul flight), then the benefits of paying more for this airline disappear. I have so far avoided airlines which squeeze 10 abreast seating on the 777, and it will certainly influence my choice of Swiss in future. 10 abreast is just not pleasant for a long haul flight, and a charge of about 25 euros to reserve a seat is just another nail in the coffin.
Two photos in black and white showing the city centre in Bergen, Norway. As it was a dull day, then switching to BW was the answer..
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