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and other useful information about Swiss International Airlines. Last update 07.04.2022. Airlines constantly change their policies, so please visit the relevant web page of the airline in question in order to obtain up-to-date information from the first-hand.
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Swiss International Airlines Covid-19 and additional information:

Please read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines for more information.

Changes in terms and conditions of Swiss Airlines passenger transportation due to coronavirus:
at present some countries have restricted non-essential trips: the current restrictions, other information and advisories on entering foreign countries for US citizens;

please note that entering many countries requires filling in the contact form (to enter Switzerland, it is obligatory to fill in the electronic passenger locator, ePLF) or sometimes it is necessary to get a QR code, provide the results of a previously passed negative antigen test (usually not later than 48 hours before travel, for Switzerland — 24 hours for all passengers over 12 years of age) or PCR test (no more than 72 hours before departure) for coronavirus and/or self-isolation (quarantine) with the duration from 5 (under condition of passing the repeated tests) and up to 14 days upon arrival in the destination country; for foreign citizens, there may also be total restriction on entry into a particular country or proof of vaccination/revaccination may be required;

wearing a protective mask covering both your nose and mouth is still mandatory for all passengers over the age of 12 at all stages of the flight: when boarding / disembarking and during the flight; the airline recommends to find out in advance the type of masks that can be used on board. In general, surgical and/or valveless masks with increased protective properties are allowed at the rate of one mask per 3-4 hours of flight unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer. Masks with valve, protective shields, shawls, scarves, etc. are not permitted.

With Swiss Airlines, Infants (children up to 2 years of age) can travel on an adult’s lap at  a discount of up to 90% of the applicable fare.

Swiss International Airlines hand luggage:

1 piece of carry-on baggage with the sum of three dimensions 118 cm (55х40х23 cm) or 57x54x15 cm for foldable garment bag

+ small personal items (40x30x10 cm: umbrella, handbag, briefcase, walking stick/cane, books, laptop, camcorder, camera, bag with Duty Free purchases and so on)
Economy Business First
1x 8 kg 2x 8 kg
* Passengers of First and Business class travelling to Italy and USA: 2nd piece of hand luggage has to be checked in
* For passengers travelling to South Africa: the weight of hand luggage is up to 7 kg, dimensions 56x36x23 cm, one can also take on board a thin laptop bag

For an infant (a child under 2 years) on Swiss Airlines flights, it's allowed to take a fully collapsible stroller / buggy free of charge (you can use it until boarding the plane). A baby car seat (approved for use on air transport) can be carried for a child with a separate seat. You can take baby food for the duration of flight (in bottles up to 100 ml).

Passengers with disabilities and special requirements, those needing assistance of the airline staff should contact the airline at the time of booking or not later than 72 hrs before departure.
Passengers with restricted mobility may carry one pair of crutches, arm or leg splints, other kinds of prostheses in the cabin free of charge. Collapsible manual wheelchairs can be used until the moment of boarding the plane. Carriage of powered wheelchairs and other electric mobility aids requires prior notification and consent of the airline, they'll be handled as an item of checked baggage, if needed, passengers are provided with free wheelchairs.more info  

Swiss International Airlines Checked Baggage:

A piece of hold baggage with the sum of three dimensions not larger than 158 cm

For a baby (children under 2 years), you can carry a collapsible stroller / buggy, as well as one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg free of charge (! except for the Light fare)
Economy Business First
1х 23 kg* 2х 32 kg 3х 32 kg
* no checked baggage for Economy Light fare, passуngers with the Premium Economy fare can carry two checked bags.

Exceptions to baggage policy of Swiss Airlines:
1) Economy Light Fare (European routes) check in baggage allowance 0 kg,
2) Economy Class passengers on following routes have baggage allowance 2x 23 kg:
flights from USA/Canada to South Africa, East, West, Central Africa (without Mauritius),
worldwide from Southern Africa / Mauritius,
worldwide to/from East/West/Central Africa,
flights from Brazil, from Switzerland to Brazil,
flights between the USA and India,
between India and Canada,
between USA/Canada/Mexico and Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen,
flights from Canada to Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Iraq, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka,
from/to Japan. more info  

Swiss International Airlines excess baggage charges:

Standard piece of baggage 23 kg, heavy 24-32 kg, oversized more than 158 cm.

All items heavier than 32 kg will be transported only as cargo.

For passengers with Economy Light Fare on European routes: additional standard bag will cost you from 25 / 50, for domestic flights (within Switzerland) — 15 / 50, for intercontinental flights the price will be from 60 / 90 €.

On flights between the United States / Canada / Mexico / Central American countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama) and the rest of the world, special rates apply for a second piece of checked baggage weighing up to 23 kg and measuring up to 158 cm: 80 / 90 €.

Prices in € at / at check-in
additional bag heavy oversize
domestic flights (Switzerland)
56 / 70 40 80
64 / 80 50 100
Levant and North Africa: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Turkmenistan
80 / 100 75 150
Short-haul intercontinental: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, U.A.E., Kuwait, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cuba, Dominican Republic
120 / 150 100 200
Medium-haul intercontinental: USA East, Canada East, India, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, Angola, Tanzania, Seychelles, Kenya, Maldives
160 / 200 120 240
Long-haul intercontinental: US West, Canada West, China, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, South Africa, Mauritius
200 / 250 150 300
! More than 4 hold baggage items per passenger: prior notification is required.more info  
!   Special baggage (more than 158 cm, more than 32 kg, fragile items etc.):  you must notify Swiss International Airlines not later than 48 hours before the scheduled time of departure, Swiss International Airlines customer service.

Swiss International Airlines carriage of pets:

Pets (dogs and cats) carried in the aircraft cabin*. The size of the container must not exceed 118 cm in the sum of three dimensions: 55х40х23 cm, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) must not exceed 8 kg.
* Not allowed in Business and First Class on the Airbus 330/340

Pets (dogs, cats, hares and rabbits) carried in the baggage compartment, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) exceeds 8 kg.
! From January 1st, 2020, the transportation of snub-nosed (brachycephalic) breeds of dogs and cats or hares and rabbits in the cargo hold is no longer allowed.

Prices in the table below are in €
  Switzerland  Europe Levant and North Africa to or from Japan Intercontinental
short-haul medium-haul long-haul
Dogs and cats in the aircraft cabin
50 60 80 70 90 100 110
kennel size Dogs and cats in the baggage compartment
up to 57x37x36 cm / 4 kg 80 100 130 150 150 170 190
> 71x50x51 / 6 kg 160 200 260 300 300 340 380
! To Hong Kong, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, animals can only be transported as cargo.

Service animals accompanying persons with disabilities can travel in the cabin for free, this service requires prior notification and consent of the airline.more info  

Swiss International Airlines carriage of special baggage: sports equipment, firearms and ammunition:

According to the baggage rules of Swiss Airlines, sports equipment is included in the baggage allowance.

For sports equipment exceeding the free baggage allowance standard rates for excess baggage will be applied or you can pay for your sports equipment separately.

! When carrying ski equipment and boards (including snowboards), only the length counts, equipment not exceeding 200 cm in length is considered standard.

Type 1: bikes**, boogieboards, bodyboards, kite surfboards, inline skates, skateboards, surfboards, wakeboards, javelin, archery, fishing, golf, ice hockey, bowling, parachute, mountaineering, hillwalking and nordic walking, scuba diving, ski*, waterski, snowboard*, tennis, squash, badminton equipment, sporting and hunting firearms and ammunition**.

Type 2: windsurf, hang gliding, equestrian, pole vault** equipment, canoes / kayaks**, longboards, rubber dinghies, tandem bikes**.

Prices in the table below are in €
Sports equipment Domestic / European flights Levant and North Africa* Intercontinental
short-haul medium-haul long-haul
type 1  70 / 80 100 150 200 250
type 2  110 / 130 175 250 320 400
* On flights operated by SWISS ski and snowboard equipment transported free of charge in addition to your baggage allowance (does not apply to Economy Light fare and to codeshare / combined flights to / from / via US).

** Require prior notification.

^ Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Turkmenistan

Some countries impose security charges for transporting hunting and sporting firearms (charged in addition to the rate for carrying sports equipment): Italy, Spain €60, South Africa $80, Switzerland:  Zurich CHF 55, Geneva CHF 200.more info  

Swiss International Airlines carriage of musical instruments:

Musical instruments are included in the baggage allowance and can be carried instead of carry-on or hold baggage pieces, but in this case the carrier is not liable for their damage.
When carried in the passenger's seat, the weight of the instrument usually must not exceed 80 kg, and its size must not exceed 135х50х30 cm (depends on the aircraft type). The service is not available on codeshare flights.
For more info see FAQs → Baggage  → 15: Can I take a musical instrument with me as hand baggage?more info  
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Zürich Airport (ZRH), Switzerland
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