- Hilton Bentley Miami South Beach
- Miami to Zurich - Swiss First Class
- Swiss First Class Lounge
- Zurich to Bangkok - Thai First Class
- Sofitel So Bangkok
- The Private Room and SQ First Class Lounge
- Singapore to San Francisco - Singapore Suites
- Singapore to San Francisco - Business Class
We got a cab to the airport that was driven by an Indonesian who had been in the US for a number of years. It was interesting trying to converse in a mix of Malay/Indonesia. There were no lines at the Swiss counters and we were promptly check-in. The check-in agent who was helping us then escorted us through security bypassing the lines and cabin crew from LAN that gave Lydia and I evil stares.
Swiss uses the Club America lounge in Miami. There was a separate first and business class section but I couldn't tell the difference. There lounge offerings were pretty limited especially for first class with some sandwiches and soups on offer. The lounge does have one shower that we both shared but the drainage was horrible. We ended up flooding the whole bathroom once we were done.
We headed for the departure gate right before the half time of Superbowl where Baltimore had pulled out a series lead over San Francisco. Boarding was not underway yet by the time we got to the gate but everyone was already lined up ready to get on. There was a dedicated first class line and a couple of minutes later, we were the first ones on the plane.
Our flight to Zurich was operated by a Airbus A330 which featured Swiss's new first class. It was our first time flying on Swiss and we were impressed with the first class cabin. The IFE screen was huge, seats were comfortable and relatively private if needed to be. We were originally assigned to the two middle 2D and 2G seats but I moved over the 2A right before take-off since I wanted to see the views from take-off. I stayed up for the rest of the flight since It felt more private with a mini-cabin feel between the two of us once Lydia pull up her privacy partition.
By the time we were in the air, it was 9ish and we were starving. Lydia moved over to the companion seat at 2A where we both had dinner together. It is truly an unforgettable experience enjoying good food and wine like we were in any fine dining restaurant on the ground.
We arrived to a white snowy Zurich on time. This was one of the best flights we had - the service provided by the stewardess serving us was truly outstanding, the food was world class and a comfortable bed/seat.