SWISSbuckling to Europe Pt XLVII – LX 1637 MXP – ZRH

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The bus ferried us to a Swiss BAe Avro RJ100 parked at a remote stand. Swiss remains one of the biggest operators of Avro RJs and this was my first time getting on this aircraft type.



Flight: Swiss International Airlines LX 1637
Depart: Milan Malpensa (MXP) – 20:35
Arrive: Zurich (ZRH) – 21:25
Duration: 50m
Distance: 126 miles
Aircraft: BAe Avro RJ100
Registration: HB-IXQ
Seat: 17 A

The aircraft had a 2-3 seating configuration and we got the two seats on the left side of the aisle.

Settling in

Legroom – tight


Seat pocket content

The distance between MXP and Zurich was only 126 miles; it was also officially my shortest flight. The crew (seemed to be Italians) only had time to distribute a bottle of water and the signature chocolates.

Choc and water

Since it was a night flight there wasn’t any Alps view. I flipped through the duty-free catalog and a Swatch watch caught my eye.

Swatch’s rendition of the Swiss cantonal flags

I decided to check out the price at ZRH before deciding whether I would buy it.

We spent probably less than 10 minutes cruising before the captain came on the PA and announced that we would be descending. During the descent, I could make out the outline of Zürichsee due to the lights of the buildings along its coast.


Final shot of the cabin

Thanks for the ride


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