Swiss International Airlines

Fares. Hand luggage allowance. Checked baggage allowance. Excess baggage charges. Carriage of sports equipment. Carriage of musical instruments. Carriage of pets (dogs, cats, birds).

And other useful information about Swiss International Airlines. Last update 31.05.2018. Sources of information for this page: Swiss Airlines Carry-on Baggage, Swiss Airlines Checked Baggage, Swiss Airlines Excess Baggage Charges, Swiss Airlines Traveling with Pets, Swiss Airlines Carriage of Special Baggage (Sports Equipment, Firearms and Ammunition), Swiss Airlines Carriage of Musical Instruments. 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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Fare group Economy Business First
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Please also read the most commonly used baggage rules of European airlines.
Swiss International Airlines hand luggage allowance 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)
* Passengers of First and Business class travelling to Italy and USA: 2nd piece of hand luggage has to be checked in
Passengers travelling to South Africa: the weight of hand luggage 7 kg, dimensions 56x36x23 cm
1x 8 kg 2x 8 kg
Swiss International Airlines checked baggae allowance A piece of hold baggage with the sum of three dimensions not larger than 158 cm
1х 23 kg 2х 32 kg 3х 32 kg
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.
Swiss International Airlines excess baggage Prices in € at / check-in / gates, for excess baggage
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 (European routes): additional standard bag 15 / 30 / 45.
More than 4 hold baggage items per passenger: prior notification is required.
additional bag heavy oversize
within Europe
45 / 75 / 100 50 100
115 / 150 / 160 100 200
!   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 pets Switzerland-Europe Switzerland-Intercontinental within Europe Europe-Intercontinental Intercontinental-Europe & Intercontinental-Intercontinental via Europe
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 in Business and First Class on the Airbus 330/340
CHF60 CHF90 €50 €70 100 USD/CAD
kennel size Pets (dogs, cats, hares and rabbits) carried in the baggage compartment, the weight of the container (with pet/pets) exceeds 8 kg.
up to 60x45x40 cm CHF120 CHF180 €100 €150 200 USD/CAD
up to 105x75x79 cm CHF240 CHF360 €200 €300 400 USD/CAD
Swiss International Airlines sports equipment 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.
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**.
* 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.
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 €50, Switzerland CHF55.
Flights  European Intercontinental 
type 1  €50  €100 
type 2  €100  €200 
Swiss International Airlines 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?
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