If you’re travelling by Swiss Air, you need to know just how many bags your ticket allows, and more importantly, what fees they will charge if you bring more.
Send Your Luggage
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Swiss Air Cabin Allowance for Infants
You can transport a baby carrier especially if it fits in the overhead bin or under the seat when your baby is not using it. Otherwise your cabin bags for your infant count toward the allowances of the ticketed adult.
Swiss Air Prohibited items
Completely prohibited items include dangerous weapons, fireworks or sparklers, hoverboards or other balance boards, and household bleach or oven cleaner. Things like e-cigarettes and all vaping devices cannot be in your checked bags and have to be in your carry-on. Conversely, there are certain items that you absolutely cannot bring in your carry-on but can go in your checked bag like:
- Conditioner or shampoo
- Makeup like liquid concealer
- Contact lens solution
- Liquid detergent
- Tools like drills
Swiss Air Checked Baggage Allowance
Swiss Air has a different baggage allowance based on the type of flight you have.
For European domestic flights, anyone that has a light fare ticket will have to pay for any and all checked baggage. Anyone travelling on an economy-class ticket or with a flex Fair ticket is allowed one checked bag no bigger than 23 kg or 50 lb. Anyone travelling with a business class ticket is allowed up to 2 checked bags no larger than 32 kg or 70 lb.
For InterContinental travel, Swiss Airlines allows anyone travelling with an economy ticket to bring one checked bag no larger than 23 kg or 50 lb. Anyone travelling with a business class ticket is allotted up to 2 checked bags no larger than 32 kilograms or 70 lb. Those travelling on First Class tickets can bring up to three check bags no larger than 32 kg 470 lbs.
*Any piece of checked luggage that is bigger than 158 CM or 62 in, or any piece of luggage that weighs more than 32 kilograms or 70 lb will be subject to additional fees for being overweight.
Luggage Delivery Company your Swiss Air Baggage Alternative
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What if I have Extra and Overweight Bags
If any piece of luggage you bring exceeds what your ticket allows for a domestic or InterContinental flight, OR your allowed baggage or additional baggage weighs more than allowed, you will have to pay an extra fee.
If your bags are overweight OR oversized, not both then the fees are as follows:
- If you are flying on a European domestic flight the fee for having a bag that is bigger than the dimensions allow, or weighs more than your ticket allows, or is in addition to what your ticket allows is 50 Euro. If you are travelling on an InterContinental flight, short-haul flights will charge an additional 100 euro, medium-haul flights will charge an additional 120 Euro, and long-haul flights will charge an additional 150 Euro.
If your bags are BOTH overweight and oversized, then the fees are as follows:
- If you are flying on a European domestic flight the fee is 100 euro per bag. If you are travelling on an InterContinental flight, short-haul flights will charge you an additional 200 euro per bag, medium-haul InterContinental flights will charge you an additional 240 euro per bag, and long-haul InterContinental flights will charge you an additional 300 euro per bag.
Swiss Air Excess Baggage Allowance for Sports Equipment
Sporting equipment falls under the same parameters as your checked bag allowance. Any sporting equipment you bring may be subject to an additional fee if it weighs more than your checked baggage allowances AND a second fee if it is beyond your baggage allowance.
For example: If you are bringing one checked bag and one checked sporting bag but your ticket only allows you one free checked bag, you will have to pay an additional checked baggage fee for your sporting bag. If your sporting bag exceeds the weight limits, you will also have to pay a fee for excess weight.
Swiss Air Carry-On Baggage Allowance and Musical Instruments
Swiss Air allows you to bring small musical instruments as your carry-on baggage. However, your musical instruments can’t exceed the regular limitations for hand luggage.
If you have an economy-class ticket you are allowed to bring one bag no larger than 55 cm by 40 cm by 23 cm or 21 in by 15 in by 9 in total it cannot be more than 8 kg or 17 lbs.
If you have a business class or first-class ticket you are allowed to bring two pieces of hand luggage as long as they are not larger than 55 cm by 40 cm by 23 cm or 21 in by 15 in by 9 nor weigh more than 8 kg or 17 lbs.
In addition to the carry-on luggage, you are allowed one personal item. So, your musical instruments would qualify as your 1 economy-class ticket carry-on luggage or one of your to business class or first-class ticket carry-on luggage allowances.
Note: Swiss Air makes it clear that for smaller aeroplanes, especially smaller domestic flights you may be entitled to one or two pieces of carry-on luggage but fully booked flights may check your hand luggage at the gate regardless. Typically this is not something that