Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Zurich to Rochester
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B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
Starting on January 26, all travelers (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have an evidence of having contracted and recovered from COVID-19 prior to boarding the plane.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 12h 23m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($520)
When flying out of Zurich you will be using Zurich, often referred to as Zurich Airport. You will be landing at Rochester Greater Rochester Intl, also known as Rochester Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Horrible experience!!"
Pros: "Nothing Not happy with the airline Canceled this reservation less than a week after I booked it Would not refund me"
Cons: "Sat on runway when we landed took forever to get to gate. Late on a non stop w good weather"
Pros: "I like the Airbus models. They offer a bit more overhead storage & the cabin seems a bit bigger."
Cons: "Better snack offerings, however I realize it’s a red-eye flight."
Pros: "Flight was relatively smooth and arrived more than thirty minutes early."
Cons: "Flight attendants did the basics without showing any enthusiasm for their job or appreciation for the passengers in business class. Food service in business class was uninspiring as there was no element of "international cuisine" on a flight where some dining creativity would have been welcome."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic and very nicely got us into an earlier flight and allowed my wife and I to sit together for our 10th anniversary"
Cons: "The entertainment apps were difficult to use"
Pros: "Crew was fine but you can’t hear anything they are saying over intercom"
Cons: "Plane was late getting to gate then lightning kept luggage from being taken off and put on and on top of continued lightning, plane was 1 hr plus late getting out"
Pros: "Old aircraft. No media at the seats. Why are old aircraft still being used?"
Cons: "Basically everything. For the price, the flight on AA across the sea was horrible."
Cons: "going through customs at the airport until barcelona takes in inordinate amount of time."
Cons: "Last minute (after partial boarding) they had to switch planes due to a "maintenance issue" which I would think they would have caught earlier."
Pros: "The tv and drinks"
Cons: "Being told why we’re delayed and then not being kept on board for so long once we arrived late"
Cons: "To hot in the back of the plane"
Pros: "Inflight movie, friendly crew"
Cons: "There were no inflight entertainment. This is the only international flight I have ever taken that didn’t have any. For an 8+ hour flight, it’s ridiculous not to. The food was also worse than typical airline food."
Pros: "crew were top notch"
Cons: "plane did not connect to a jet bridge for boarding or exiting no charging area no WIFI"
Pros: "This will be my last flight on American. The seats are so narrow that I had a very uncomfortable flight, and I am a "normal size". I can imagine how uncomfortable larger people were."
Cons: "The seats are too narrow with little leg room."
Cons: "But the second plane was worse.... no video screens of any kind, no charging of any kind, no headrests, chairs were stiff and uncomfortable. You can stream shows on their wifi (free) but only if you have a charged smartphone or tablet, otherwise you're SOL. 2 bathrooms for the main cabin on a 6 hour flight"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Staff were nice enough."
Cons: "We gate checked our stroller and carseat intending to pick them up at the gate when we land. This is something we do every flight we take with no issue, but despite the gate agent confirming that the items would meet us on the jetway, when we landed, we were informed that we would need to pick them up in baggage claim. This meant that instead of having our infant sleeping in his car seat as we spent an hour + going through customs, we had to carry a crying baby around the entire time. In addition to the fact that we asked the gate agent told us the wrong thing, instead of being handled with care, the stroller and car seat were sent down the baggage claim carousel with all of the other bags, getting banged up. This was incredibly frustrating and a terrible customer service experience."
Cons: "I was in such pain by the time I left this flight, the seats were horrible."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed somewhat by a service door not completely latched. The plan returned to get it closed, then was promptly airborne. After the delays, the flight actually made it to our destination by our scheduled arrival time."
Pros: "Everything except TSA, my daughter 14, had a precheck. TSA sent her through, and made me go in separate much slower lne. She was upset and scared, which upset me."
Pros: "Great light, great staff. They did not have any movies or music you could listen to, but everything else was fabulous."
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "The plane was too old. It is shameful. Avianca should stop using this plane"
Pros: "The video screen on my assigned seat was broken so I moved to a seat where there was no one else in the row of, do I had plenty of leg room."
Pros: "Good staff."
Cons: "Old plane, broken entertainment system, and blankets were not clean on a 9 hour flight."
Pros: "I had a weapon to check and found that one of the case locks had been broken. With only minutes to spare a Huntsville TSA bag checker donated a personal padlock so I could make my flight. 5 stars."
Cons: "Monotonal flight orientation. Follow a Southwest Airlines model and add some vigor!"
Pros: "Great flight & got in early"
Pros: "Non stop flight & friendly crew"
Cons: "No foot rest & seats not too comfortable"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good price"
Cons: "No own TV, plane visibly old"
Pros: "Good Airplane"
Cons: "Delays and baggage delayed"
Cons: "I'm pregnant, and didn't have time before my connecting flight to get food at the airport. I was sitting near the back of the plane, and was ready to purchase food. By the time the cart reached my row, all the food options were literally sold out. I ate the free cookie and had some apple juice, but wanted something with some protein. I guess I'll remember to pack more snacks next time."
Pros: "The plane was a newer Boeing 738 plane and has AC power outlet at every seat. However I was not able to use their in-flight movie channel on my tablet since there were too many users."
Cons: "I am an Executive Platinum member and normally should get a meal even in economy. It was not offered on this flight. The crew didn't have a friendly attitude."
Pros: "We boarded fast and the flight was smooth. The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "The sears were a little uncomfortable. They went terrible but my back started to go out on my 2 hour plans ride."
Pros: "My seat changed by a crew when I boarded on the plane and I thought that was rude but then I realized that all the row seats were empty. The newest airplane was clean, nice and had a cool entertainment system. All the crews were very friendly, nice and outstanding customer service especially one of the elder crews (Asian man) was very attentive and caring about all passengers. I hope he will be on the board for my return."
Cons: "No so far."
Pros: "It was a fairly routine flight. Could use a more substantial snack for a four hour flight."
Cons: "While waiting for our baggage in Phoenix, we noticed a few random bags with tears, rips and clothes hanging out. Then we saw our suitcase. The zipper was torn away from the lining so that it no longer closes all the way. There items hanging out of the gap. What was happening in the basement that caused at least 4 damaged bags?"
Cons: "I did not fly I lost my flight they had a problem with the airplane on my flight from brasilia to sao paulo so I arrived late lost the connection to my other flight from Sao Paulo to LAX. Also they lost my luggage. LATAM and American Air Lines doesnt know where my luggage is. I arrived at my LAX 12 hours after. They still dont know where my luggage is"
Pros: "Quick boarding, no shuttle! Pilot very informative"
Cons: "We were never asked for beverage service.Also when arriving and exiting to retrieve our bags when congested with baggage no room to stand and wheelchairs all at once trying to exit up ramp.Very unorganized and chaotic."
Cons: "The seat in front of ours had a box of some sort that took uo the already tiny space for stowing your bag or placcing your feet. In fact, sitting there would have been miserable and my husband had to move to another seat for ite 9 hour flight."
Pros: "I had a great experience overall. I don't give 5 stars because there is always room for improvement no matter how good your service is."
Cons: "Size of the snacks"
Pros: "Did not travel from Phillies to Minneapolis. Due to change in program."
Pros: "I entered the airport from the beginning everything is fine.On board service is also very thoughtful"
Cons: "I feel I have been treated unfairly. Boarding time. Crew many times took the Americans boarding pass 。when my hands was in half the time。Just because I'm not American?"
Cons: "The customer service from AA representitives in the airport was completely unnacceptable and the absolute worst service I have recieved in an airport to date! One incident during this trip was as follows: When arriving in Charlotte and running to catch my connecting flight, I arrived as the lady at the desk was closing the door, she looked at me and rolled her eyes. When I went up to the desk along with the other passengers arriving from the same flight as me the AA representative said "Hurry up , I want to go home!! At a point I'm just going to cut you off and that will be it!" She was of no help to me in anyway amd was forced tonstay the night in charlotte ; Normally this would not have been such a big deal, However I am on emergency leave from the Navy rushing home because I have a very serious family emergency, that representitive was very lucky I held my temper! From now on thanks to the poor unproffessional customer service I received I will no longer be flying American Airlines!"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "I got same thing pretzel very salty"
Cons: "Was delayed for several hours then when the plane showed up the flight was cancelled. I was not given I decent deal I was put on a letter flight when in actually I made if home earlier because of a desk woman who noticed I she could help. I was given a small sandwhich it was already late at night. No place to stay nothing while stuck in Dallas. Ended up going to philly then Newport News."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "It was terrible. A missing flight attendant caused an extra delay in departure. Missed connecting flight. American Airlines was not prepared to assist all the stranded travelers. Had to spend night in the airport until I could get on a flight the next day. This was not what I paid for."
Airlines flying from Zurich to Rochester have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Zurich to Rochester
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Zurich to Rochester
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Zurich to Rochester
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Zurich to Rochester
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Zurich to Rochester