Flights to/from Tel Aviv
The comfort of the SWISS First seat at a special low price
SWISS First is your luxury home aloft. Peace, calm and relaxation from takeoff to landing.
With our First Class Upgrade, the ultimate seat comfort* of our SWISS First cabin can now be enjoyed on the Zurich-Tel Aviv route for just CHF 299.-.
Booking period: 1 June to 31 August 2014.
Travel period: from 1 June 2014.
The Upgrade can be booked at the SWISS City Ticket Office on Paradeplatz (Bahnhofstrasse 25, Zurich), at the Airport Ticket Office, during check-in or via the call centre (+41 848 700 700) up to 36 hours before departure, or at the Airport Ticket Office thereafter.
*The Upgrade offers all the comfort of a First Class seat, but does not extend to SWISS First food and beverages etc. Payment must be by credit card. This is because, in the event of an aircraft change to an Airbus A321 with no First Class cabin, the upgrade amount will be automatically refunded.
Modified regulations on the use of portable electronic devices (PEDs) on board
In the past, passengers on SWISS were only permitted to use their portable electronic devices (PEDs) in “airplane” mode and while their flight was at cruising altitude. But under new regulations introduced on 1 May, such devices can now be used in “airplane” mode throughout the flight, from takeoff to landing. The PEDs concerned range from tablets to e-readers and mobile phones, including headphones.
The sole exceptions to the new regulations are that such devices cannot be used during departures or arrivals in conditions of low visibility, and that the new provisions do not apply to larger folding electronic devices such as laptops or notebooks. These must continue to be switched off completely and carefully stowed away for the taxi, takeoff and landing phases of the flight.
SWISS’s new PED provisions are based on last December’s modification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of its guidelines on the use of such devices. A similar modification was issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the course of 2013.
SWISS has made the corresponding revisions to the manuals for its flying personnel, its pre-recorded inflight announcements and its safety-on-board videos over the past few months, to ensure that these were all ready for the adoption of the new PED regulations on 1 May. SWISS passengers will also find detailed information on the new provisions in the inflight “SWISS Magazine”.
The new provisions relate solely to the use of portable electronic devices on board. They do not permit phone calls to be made or the internet to be used during the flight.