Free baggage allowance

Included in the ticket price

When you travel with SWISS, we will transport a certain amount of your baggage free of charge for you. The quantity and weight of this free baggage is clearly defined, and vary according to your booking class.

General baggage allowance

The information in the table applies per person on all SWISS flights worldwide (exception: Geneva Economy Light fares). An item of baggage must not exceed 158 cm in size (width + height + depth).

  • 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

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

Increased baggage allowance for frequent flyers

Passengers with the following status can enjoy the benefits of an increased baggage allowance on all SWISS flights:

Status From/to/via USA, Canada Other destinations
Status
HON
Senator
STAR Gold
From/to/via USA, Canada
+1 baggage item of 23 kg in Economy Class
+ 1 baggage item of 32 kg in Business and First Class
Other destinations
+ 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
From/to/via USA, Canada
+ 1 baggage item of 23 kg in Economy Class
Other destinations
+ 1 baggage item of 23 kg in Economy Class
Status
SWISS Golf Traveller
From/to/via USA, Canada
+ 1 set of golf equipment
Other destinations
1 set of golf equipment

Increased free baggage allowance

On the following routes, you will automatically have the added benefits of an increased free baggage allowance in SWISS Economy.

Route Free baggage SWISS
Route
From or to West Africa,East and Central Africa1
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
From or to Japan3
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Flights commencing in Canada to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordania2
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Flights 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 India4
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Between India and Canada
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
Between the USA/Canada and Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Turkey4
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23 kg
Route
From Zurich to Istanbul5
Free baggage SWISS
1 x 32 kg
Route
Flights commencing in Canada to Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Iraq6
Free baggage SWISS
2 x 23kg

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. 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: Pursuant to the new 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. Applies for tickets issued on/after January 08, 2014.
  3. Only applies for tickets issued until September 30, 2013.
  4. 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.
  5. Applies for tickets issued on/after February 15, 2014.
  6. Applies for tickets issued on/after May 1, 2014.