Luckily, that all-too-familiar feeling is now banished into the pages of history with Latvian national airline airBaltic opening a new service between the two not-immediately-obvious-why-they-should-be-connected destinations.
On May 14 the new direct route between Zurich and "the sunny German Island of Usedom in the Baltic Sea" took off, and indeed landed, for the first time..
Wolfgang Reuss of airBaltic said: “The new route complements our existing services from Dortmund and Frankfurt to Heringsdorf. In collaboration with our partners, we are delighted to offer this popular summer holiday destination.”
airBaltic flies once a week from Zurich to Heringsdorf, Usedom Island using Bombardier Q400NextGen aircraft. A check-in fee will not apply on these flights, and passengers will be offered a complimentary drink, such as water/tea/coffee, and a snack while on board.
Yes, for free.
The price of a one-way ticket starts at €185, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company’s homepage at www.airBaltic.com.
Sadly there is no direct connection to the paradise isle from Riga, so you'll have to fly via Zurich.