Swiss First Class is a world-renowned flying experience, and for good reason.
It's an experience I will never forget (and will definitely do again very soon).
And in this post, I wanted to give my Swiss First Class review and my personal experience with it.
Now let's get started.
From the moment I boarded the plane in Miami, I was treated like royalty.
I was shown to my massive first-class seat, which had plenty of space for me to stretch out and relax (very important on these long flights).
It felt like I was lounging in my own private living room.
One of the best parts about first class flights in general is the privacy.
In this case, I could close the door and be completely in my own world. Not to mention it felt like no one else was on the 300-400 person flight simply because of how private and quiet the first class cabin was.
It was like my own little condo in the sky lol.
Swiss First Class Food – If You're A Foodie, Prepare To Fall In Love
Now, let's talk about the food.
In one word – OMG.
I love food, and Swiss First did not disappoint.
I had a fresh garden salad to start, followed by perfectly cooked and tender steak, and off with a selection of cheeses and a yummy dessert.
The flight attendants were kind and attentive and always made sure that I had everything I needed throughout the flight.
Swiss First Class Perks
One of the things that I really appreciated was the fact that they gave me extremely comfortable pajamas to wear, and they even made the bed for me so that I could get a good night's sleep.
Service 10/10. I also loved the huge screen in my seat, which I used to its fullest potential, felt like I watched 10 movies during the flight.
The Swiss First Class Lounge
Once we landed in Zurich, the real fun began.
I was whisked away via the jet bridge stairs and down to a private van, which drove me straight to the Swiss First Class lounge.
The passport/immigration experience was private and easy, since I was with a few other people in the first cabin, instead of a thousand people in the normal immigration lines.
The lounge was incredible, with beautiful decor and a range of amenities that were truly top-notch.
There was a built-in hotel room for resting during layovers, which was definitely nice to have since I had purposely set up a long layover to experience the lounge to the fullest.
Before my next meal, I made sure to take the best airport nap ever in there and have a shower before moving on.
The food in the lounge was incredible (and free of course).
Not to mention a very large collection of wines and whatever else you could ever want.
I was also impressed by the level of service provided by the lounge staff.
They went out of their way to make sure that I had everything I needed.
And this is what truly sets Swiss Air First Class apart from everyone else – their level of attention to making sure you have the best service possible.
The lounge also had a large terrace that overlooked a ton of incredible aircraft.
It was an impressive sight, and I spent some time taking in the view before heading to my next flight.
How To Book A Swiss First Class Flight For 80-90% Off
Now, let's talk about how to book this amazing experience.
Swiss First can be difficult to get for free, and is one of the most desired experiences in the travel hacking world.
But it is possible to get it for close to 80-90% off (which is what I did on this trip).
Here's how I did it in 2 simple steps:
Step #1 – I booked business class via lifemiles at 63k miles + a few bucks of taxes.
Step #2 – I watched Google Flights to see how many seats they were continuing to sell in first class leading up to my flight. I waited until check-in confident that there were enough seats to upgrade me into, asked for an upgrade, and paid the $1,500 or so for the upgrade on the flight.
Yes, it's not totally free, but the flight averages between $6-13k in cash value each way, so it was still a STEAL.
How much of a steal?
Let me show you…
It was around 10 cents of value per point (more than 6 times what Chase/Amex will tell you your points are “worth”) and 85%+ off of the cash value of the ticket in fees.
Also here's a pro-tip: If you're going to have this experience, make sure you connect in Zurich to somewhere else or take it from Swiss' first-class hub in Zurich. This way, you can experience the beautiful lounge and chauffeur service, which is just as important as the experience on the plane itself.
In conclusion, Swiss First Class is an experience I will never forget.
The level of luxury, comfort, privacy, and convenience provided was truly next level.
If you're looking for a truly memorable travel experience or just one of the most comfortable and luxurious ways to travel to/from Europe, I can highly recommend it to anyone without any hesitation.
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