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Adjustment of OPC offsetting

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Since 2011 Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS, amongst others, have levied a fixed fee for credit card payments (OPC) in all sales channels. This is the case for all ticket sales where travel begins in Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands and Switzerland.

As a result of regular internal reviews, this OPC practice will be adjusted in all sales channels by 31.05.2016. This will be communicated shortly in standard, known media. Prior to the public communication, we would like to inform you about the changes.

In future the OPC will not be levied in absolute fixed amounts at Austrian Airlines, Edelweiss, Lufthansa and SWISS, but rather levied as a percentage based on the ticket price. The percentage value will amount to 1.65% and the maximum amount will be capped at 25 EUR (30 CHF/20 GBP). The OPC will continue to be automatically levied when the ticket is issued by the reservation system (GDS). There are no changes to OPC mandatory means of payment or countries of departure. The updated Operational Guideline will be provided in good time before the change.

Fare Structure Europe

Change of Refund Pricing logic as per 03MAY2016

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SWISS will change the content of the Fare Categories 16 & 31 in order to reflect the new LHG Branded Fares refund logic, which is based on a new true Fare Component pricing logic.In case of branded fares combination FLEX/FLEX or FLEX/BUSINESS, the penalties of all changed fare components will be summed up and charged (instead of the highest penalty amount being charged). The penalty amounts for refund will be reduced from CHF 140 to CHF 75 for return fares and from CHF 75 to CHF 65 for one-way fares.

Example:
Example:
ZRH LX PAR LX ZRH
Totally unflown ticket
Example:
FC1 ZRHPAR
FLEX brand
Example:
FC2 PARZRH
FLEX brand
Example:
Today
Refund penalty to be charged = 140 CHF (Highest penalty 140 CHF)
Example:
Tomorrow
Refund penalty to be charged = 150 CHF (75 CHF for FC1 + 75 CHF for FC2)

Boston Special in SWISS Business

From CHF 1999

Boston Special

The not so typical American city is well worth a visit and so is our Business Class. Book by 16 May to benefit from our special fare in SWISS Business.


Boston in SWISS Business
From CHF 1999

Fare conditions Details
Fare conditions
Sales Period
Details
02MAY – 16MAY16
Fare conditions
Travel Period
Details
01JUN – 31AUG16
Fare conditions
Apex
Details
30D
Fare conditions
FBC
Details
PNNPSRW
Fare conditions
Min. stay
Details
5D

Valid for travel from ZRH, ZDH, GVA or LUG. Price may vary depending on point of departure. Price shown includes fare, airport taxes and international surcharge. A distribution charge of CHF 16.- will apply. Optional payment charge may apply. Seats are limited. Special conditions apply. Subject to change.