The flight from Zurich was great. To fly business is an experience. The service and the food (except the salad) was great. The best was, I could lay flat and got some sleep. The first time ever in a plane!
Somewhere in Switzerland... :)
Then New York JFK. What a f****** mess! Seriously! I was happy when I saw, that my ESTA is still valid and I can choose the automated kiosk for customs and immigration. They also put a lot more machines there, since last year. So far, so good. But do you know what? All the machines were "out of service" and if you're lucky to get a working one, all requests are X-out. That sucks! Hundreds of people were waiting, all stuck. After an hour (okay felt like 3 hot hours), I was able to clear immigration....
Another thing I don't understand is, why there is no transit way to the gates? Why do I have to go through the whole security screening again?
Actually I only had 2 hours left of my 4 hours stay at JFK. The flight to Seattle was okay, but it kind of sucks, if you have to sit in economy after a business flight. The 6.5 hours flight time, felt really long. ;)
In Seattle went all well. I grabbed my bag and went to the taxis. Thanks to the taxi driver I could save 20 bucks! He told me it is better to take the free shuttle to the hotel! Thumbs up, really nice move!