Monday, June 30, 2014

SWISS on Instagram (FlySWISS)

Our next Instagramer of the Month is flight attendant Fabienne Gassmann. She has been travelling around the world with SWISS since 2011 and in July you’ll have the chance to accompany her on multifaceted line of work. You can look forward to many creative photographs of what goes on behind the scenes. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and enjoy Fabienne’s pictures.

by Fabienne Gassmann

Dear SWISS fans and followers

Next month I will have the honour of presenting you with insights into my exciting job as a flight attendant. I am eagerly looking forward to sharing impressions of my aerial "office" with you.

After completing my commercial training with Swiss Federal Railways I wanted to see more than just the four walls of an office. Since 2011 I have been a highly enthusiastic SWISS cabin crew member. I love the variety my job brings because every day is different in terms of the crews, passengers and destinations.

During my first six months with SWISS I worked on short-haul flights. I then received training for the long-haul routes and since then I have been flying on all SWISS flights worldwide.

My preference is for long-haul flights because they involve only one take-off and landing, give us much more time with passengers on board and include a free day or two at the destination. I love the sea so I am always happy to be on a rotation to SFO, LAX or MIA. Hong Kong is another of my favourite destinations as a place that has everything to offer: shopping, great food, good and affordable massages and beautiful views from such places as The Peak and many more attractions.

During my free time I like getting together with friends. In the summer I love swimming in Lake Zurich or barbecuing at home when the weather is fine.

I hope you enjoy my pictures from all over the world and thank you sincerely for following @FlySWISS on Instagram. See you in July!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

SWISS on Instagram (FlySWISS)

This month in June on our Instagram account we will again take you to the skies. Join our A320 First Officer Sales Wick and let him show you his world as a SWISS pilot. Enjoy some insights and view of his fascinating job above the clouds.

Sales Wick, First Officer Airbus A320-Family

Dear followers and fans of SWISS. My name is Sales and I will be your Instagramer in June. I am happy to give you some insights into my work as a First Officer on the Airbus A320-family that serves our short-haul network. Further, I will take you along to some of my days as a simulator- and theoretical knowledge instructor in our type-rating training. I joined SWISS four years ago after completing my basic training at SWISS Aviation Training in 2010. In the upcoming month I will be regularly sharing photographs taken during my days at work, either above the clouds or at our training facilities.

I grew up in central Switzerland close to Lucerne and completed an apprenticeship as a technician before starting the training to become an airline pilot. During my time off I enjoy doing sports as much as I can and like to travel to places I don’t get to visit during work.

We operate a total of 37 Airbus aircraft of the A320-family to our various European destinations out of Zurich and Geneva and even fly to some holiday destinations on behalf of Edelweiss.

Destinations I enjoy the most are the ones with certain characteristics, for instance the short flight from Zurich to Nice, Coté d’Azur. It’s one of the most scenic routes in our network. Especially flying over the Alps and seeing all the beautiful peaks passing underneath as well as the challenging approach into the airport of Nice is nothing but breathtaking.

Enough for now: Welcome on board! 

I hope you enjoy the photographs I get to share with you, follow us @FlySWISS.