While chatting with another American I met in Greece, we got to talking about our flights back to The States. I told her I had a quick layover in Zürich, Switzerland (from Athens) before the long flight back to California. Now when I say “quick” layover, I mean quick: I would barely have enough time to get through customs before heading to the gate for my next flight. And I don’t know about you, but I always get nervous to navigate an unfamiliar airport – especially one in a foreign country.
But my fellow American assured me that Zürich Airport was clean and perhaps most importantly, well organized (in terms of their international arrival process). She added, “too bad you don’t have more time there; you could check out the observation deck”. It sounded neat, but I wouldn’t have had enough time to visit the observation deck anyway.
Fast-forward to the day I left Greece. My flight out of Athens? Seamless. But when I touched down in Zürich, I found out my flight back to California was majorly delayed. Long story short: I went from having barely enough time to go through customs to having something like a four-hour delay. Since it turned out that I had a TON of time to kill, I ended up checking out that observation deck! The universe works in mysterious ways, right?
Anyway, of course I took pictures while exploring the deck. I think there’s another observation point at the airport, but the one I went to is Passenger Terrace Deck E in the international terminal area.
Welcome to Zürich!