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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees

When traveling with Swiss International, it is important to be aware of the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. Understanding these regulations will help you pack efficiently and avoid any unexpected charges or inconveniences. Below is an overview of the baggage policies for Swiss International Air Lines.

Carry-On Bags

Swiss International Air Lines allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The carry-on bag must not exceed the dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm (21.7 x 15.7 x 9.1 inches) and should not weigh more than 8 kg (17.6 lbs). The personal item, such as a handbag or laptop bag, should fit under the seat in front of you.

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Checked Baggage

The checked baggage allowance varies depending on the class of service and the travel route. For Economy Class passengers traveling on European flights, the allowance is one piece of checked baggage weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs). Business Class passengers on European flights can bring two pieces of checked baggage, each weighing up to 32 kg (70 lbs). For intercontinental flights, Economy Class passengers are permitted to check in one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg (50 lbs), while Business Class passengers can check in two pieces, each weighing up to 32 kg (70 lbs).

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

If you plan to bring extra, oversized, or special items such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, it is recommended to contact Swiss International Air Lines in advance to inquire about the specific rules and fees. These items may require special handling and additional charges may apply.

Note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with the airline on the day you are flying for the most accurate information.

As a member of the Swiss International Air Lines frequent flier program, you may be entitled to additional baggage allowances or benefits. It is advisable to review the specific terms and conditions of the program or contact the airline for more information on how your membership can affect your baggage allowances.

When traveling internationally, it is essential to be aware of the baggage limits and fees imposed by different countries. Some destinations may have stricter regulations or additional charges for exceeding the weight or size limits. Therefore, it is advisable to check the baggage rules of your destination country to avoid any issues during your journey.

By familiarizing yourself with Swiss International Air Lines' baggage rules, limits, and fees, you can ensure a stress-free travel experience and avoid any unnecessary expenses. Remember to pack responsibly, adhere to the guidelines, and enjoy your flight with Swiss International Air Lines.

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