Checked baggage

Everything you need

We'll be happy to carry the items that won't fit in your hand baggage a level lower for you. The quantity and weight of checked baggage are clearly defined, and vary according to your booking class and fare option.

Baggage limits on European routes

On our European routes, you can adjust the baggage limits to your requirements. In Economy Class, you can choose between our unbeatably low-priced hand baggage rate, Classic and Flex, which include one item of baggage and lots of other extras.

  • Light
    Kein Gepäck no baggage included
  • Classic & Flex
    1 x max. 23 kg Total weight max. 23 kg
  • Business
    2 x max. 32 kg Total weight max. 64 kg
  • An item of baggage must not exceed 158 cm in size (width + height + depth).

    Any items of baggage that are bigger or heavier will be transported as excess baggage. If the number of items of free baggage is exceeded, there will be a charge for every additional item of baggage. SWISS does not accept any items of baggage weighing more than 32 kg.

    Additional information on excess baggage

Increased baggage allowance for frequent flyers

Passengers with the following status have a higher baggage limit on all SWISS-operated flights in Classic, Flex and Business. This benefit does not apply with Light fares.

Status All European routes
Status
HON Circle
Senator
STAR Gold
All European routes
+ 1 baggage item of 23 kg in Economy Class
+ 1 baggage item of 32 kg in Business and First Class
+ 1 set of golf equipment
Status
Frequent Traveller
All European routes
+ 1 baggage item of 23 kg in Economy Class
Status
SWISS Golf Traveller
All European routes
1 set of golf equipment

Baggage limits on intercontinental flights

On intercontinental flights, the tickets for all classes include at least 1 item of baggage. The information in the table applies per person on all SWISS flights.

  • SWISS Economy
    1 x max. 23 kg Total weight max. 23 kg
  • SWISS Business
    2 x max. 32 kg Total weight max. 64 kg
  • SWISS First
    3 x max. 32 kg Total weight max. 96 kg
  • An item of baggage must not exceed 158 cm in size (width + height + depth).

    Any items of baggage that are bigger or heavier will be transported as excess baggage. If the number of items of free baggage is exceeded, there will be a charge for every additional item of baggage. SWISS does not accept any items of baggage weighing more than 32 kg.

    Additional information on excess baggage

Frequent flyers benefit from additional baggage.

Passengers with the following status enjoy the benefits of higher baggage limits on all SWISS-operated intercontinental flights:

Status To /from/via USA, Canada Other Destinations
Status
HON Circle
Senator
STAR Gold
To /from/via USA, Canada
+1 Bag 23 kg in Economy Class
+ 1 bag with 32 kg in Business and First Class
Other Destinations
+ 1 piece of luggage 23 kg in Economy Class
+ 1 bag with 32 kg in Business and First Class
+ 1 Golf Equipment
Status
Frequent Traveller
To /from/via USA, Canada
+1 Bag 23 kg in Economy Class
Other Destinations
+ 1 piece of luggage 23 kg in Economy Class
Status
SWISS Golf Traveller
To /from/via USA, Canada
+ 1 Golf Equipment
Other Destinations
+ 1 Golf Equipment

Higher baggage limits

On the listed routes, in Economy Class you have the benefit of more generous baggage limits. Checked baggage must not exceed a total size (width + height + depth) of 158 cm.

Route Free baggage SWISS
Route
From or to West Africa,East and Central Africa1
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Travels commencing in Brazil
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 32 kg
Route
Between South Africa and USA/Canada1
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Flights commencing in India to the USA
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Flights commencing in the USA to India2
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Between India and Canada
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Between USA/Canada/Mexico and Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen4
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Flights commencing in Canada to Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Iraq, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka3
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
From or to Japan4
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg

Rules on flights operated by other airlines

For tickets including flights with other airlines than SWISS, the following rule applies according to the IATA resolution 302:

As a general rule the above free baggage allowances apply when SWISS operates the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey. Should this most significant stretch of the route be operated by another airline, its baggage provisions (allowance and charges) may also apply on SWISS flights or to SWISS flight numbers. Also, the free baggage allowance may change if you interrupt your trip or if you’re holding separate tickets for one journey.

For tickets issued from 1st April 2015 onwards the following rules apply:As a general rule the above free baggage allowances apply when SWISS markets (LX flight number) the geographically longest or most significant stretch of the journey. Should this most significant stretch of the route be marketed by another airline, its baggage provisions (allowance and charges) may also apply on SWISS flights or to SWISS flight numbers. Also, the free baggage allowance may change if you interrupt your trip or if you’re holding separate tickets for one journey.

Your applicable free baggage allowance is shown on your electronic ticket.

Exception for tickets, where the origin or destination (furthest point) is in the USA or Canada: Pursuant to the customer protection law by the US Department of Transportation, on itineraries involving multiple carriers, the baggage allowances and fees of the first carrier on interline flights or the first marketing carrier on codeshare flights will apply to all subsequent flights in the itinerary.

Please refer to your e-ticket or contact a SWISS representative for further details.

  1. Not applicable in case of stopover (e.g. if you pick up your luggage at an intermediate point), however, it is applicable to/from USA irrespective of possible stopovers en-route.
  2. On flights between the USA and India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, this offer applies only if you depart from or land at these US airports: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami und Orlando. You must always travel via Europe.
  3. Applies for tickets issued on/after September 23, 2014.
  4. Applies for tickets issued on/after January 8, 2015.