Austrian Airlines Business Class Chicago to Vienna
Austrian Airlines Business Class Schengen Lounge Vienna
Austrian Airlines Regional Business Class Vienna to Prague
Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Prague to Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Lounge Istanbul
Turkish Airlines Business Class Istanbul to Tokyo Narita
Park Hyatt Tokyo
Shinjuku Kuyakushomae Capsule Hotel
Swiss Business Class Tokyo Narita to Zurich
Park Hyatt Zurich
Oneworld Lounge Zurich Airport
Swiss Business Lounge Zurich Airport
Austrian Airlines Regional Business Class Zurich to Vienna
Austrian Airlines Business Class Vienna to Chicago
Zurich (ZRH) to Vienna (VIE)
Thursday, January 2nd
Duration: 1h 35m
I’m always amazed at the amount of food served by non-US carriers on such short flights. On my flight from Zurich to Vienna, which has a flight time of roughly an hour, one flight attendant did a full hot meal service in business class. Granted, there were only two of us in business class, but it’s still a full hot meal in less than an hour.
This flight featured slim-line seats, which many people have complained about, but I think are actually pretty cool on shorter flights since it does mean that you get considerably more legroom. After about two hours on these seats, though, your butt definitely feels it.
Even though there were only two of us seated in business class, they had eight rows blocked off for business class. Economy class also ended up being somewhat full, so it was a bit comical to see eight rows for two people while the back of the bus was pretty crowded.
My window seat also afforded me a good view of deicing in action, and the flight was delayed for a short while to get deiced.
As stated before, the flight attendant served a hot breakfast in business class, and they even had a special VGML for me. This wasn’t fancy, but it was much appreciated given that there wasn’t any hot food in the lounge, and the food was definitely adequate for such a short flight.
Overall, flying short-haul international business class is always a treat just to see the service. The seats are economy seats, but it’s always so amazing to me how much the flight attendants accomplish in such a short period of time when certain US legacy carriers don’t even serve hot meals on flights up to 3.5 hours.