We are looking to travel to Greece next May. I have started looking at flights and the best ones (both price and time) are through Zurich. I have flown through Zurich before and found it remarkably stress free. I was wondering whether there were any difficulties flying through Swiss airports this year to other countries (like Heathrow and Amsterdam). Also, Swiss Air is offering ability to change flights but of course, a credit on Swiss Air is more difficult to use than a domestic one. They have some relationship with United. Does anyone know if you can use a credit on Swiss Air on United?
We flew to Italy this summer and the plan was to change planes only in the U.S. Our domestic flight into JFK, however, was delayed and we missed our flight to Milan. We ended up adding a trip through the Paris airport to our itinerary. So from our experience trying to avoid European airports in favor of domestic ones doesn't necessarily work. Thus, I am considering changing flights in Europe next year (and Zurich is much easier than Paris!)