Additional bag & First bag with Light fare

General terms and conditions

1. Additional bag & First bag with Light fare

1.1 General terms and conditions

Passengers have the option to pre-purchase additional checked baggage at reduced rates.

1.2 Eligibility conditions

  • Offer only applies to passengers who have a reservation on a SWISS flight number and flight is operated by SWISS (or a wet-lease partner) with a valid ticket – special conditions apply for First bag when traveling with a Light Fare (see “continental routes”)
  • Pre-paid additional baggage fee is valid for a one-way journey (outbound) or to the stopover point or the final destination and exclusively for flights with a SWISS flight number and operated by SWISS (or a wet-lease partner).
  • Pre-paid baggage may not exceed SWISS’ baggage Standard Weight or Dimensions of 23kg and 158cm. Any baggage exceeding the Standard Weight or Dimension will be charged the applicable excess baggage rate at the airport.
  • Pre-paid baggage may not be applied to the transportation of animals (in the cabin or in the hold) or any sports equipment.
  • Additional baggage may be pre-paid at the time you book your flight, or after booking through your profile up to six (6) hours before departure.
  • Additional baggage can also be purchased at the airport at a higher rate.
  • The number of additional baggage that may be pre-purchased is limited. Passengers may purchase up to two (2) additional bags but with a maximum overall baggage allowance of two (2) pieces, regardless of the class of service.
  • Pre-purchase fees will be billed in the currency of the country your flight departs from.
  • SWISS reserves the right to change or modify its tariffs, or these terms and conditions at any time without prior notification.
  • Present the receipt of your pre-paid bag and the credit card used for the pre-purchase at the airport check-in desk on departure. The receipt will be emailed to the address provided during the purchase process. SWISS is not responsible for lost or misplaced receipts.
  • The pre-paid additional baggage is only valid for the flight and date given on the receipt. In the event the flight is rebooked, the pre-paid additional baggage is no longer valid expect in the limited circumstances described in section “Rebooking & Refund” below.
  • Pre-paid additional baggage are non-refundable except in limited circumstances described in section “Rebooking & Refund” below.
  • All baggage is transported in accordance with the general SWISS Conditions of Carriage.

Continental routes:

  • When travelling SWISS / Lufthansa / Austrian Airlines Economy LIGHT, a tariff that does not include the transportation of a checked bag, SWISS gives you the added benefit of a lower rate on a first item of baggage (23kg, circumference 158cm). This only applies to passengers who have a reservation on a SWISS / Lufthansa or Austrian Airlines flight number and flight is operated by SWISS / Lufthansa or Austrian Airlines (or a wet-lease partner) with a valid ticket on an Economy LIGHT tariff.
  • Miles & More members with Frequent Traveller, Senator or Hon Circle Status as well as STAR Gold members can enjoy the benefit of increased baggage allowance. Members of SWISS Golf Traveller benefit from free transportation of golf equipment. However, if travelling SWISS Economy LIGHT the benefits mentioned above are not applicable.

Intercontinental routes:

  • On some routes*, SWISS Economy gives you the added benefits of lower fares on a second item of baggage (23 kg, circumference 158 cm).
  • Miles & More members with Frequent Traveller, Senator and Hon Circle Status as well as STAR Gold members can enjoy the benefit of increased baggage allowance. However, in such case and for those specific routes, the reduced pre-paid rate on the second item of baggage is not available and the regular additional baggage pre-paid rate applies for any additionally checked bag.

*Applies to flights to/from: USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama

SWISS reserves the right to legal action in the event of fraud.

1.3 This option is not valid for:

  • Small children under the age of 2
  • Flights marketed or operated by carriers other than SWISS (exceptions see “continental routes”)

1.4 Rebooking & Refund

  • Pre-paid additional baggage may be transferred when changing an existing booking (subject to the applicable fare rules), but cannot be transferred to a different journey, to other passengers, or to other carriers.
  • Pre-paid additional baggage is refundable:
    1) In the event of an aircraft change, cancellation, or disruption of a SWISS flight and SWISS is unable to transport your baggage or
    2) In the event of the baggage cannot be transported due to operational, safety or security reasons of a SWISS flight which are not attributable to an act or omission of the passenger.
  • Pre-purchased additional baggage is not refundable if the journey is cancelled by the passenger.
  • Refunds will be made to the original form of payment.

1.5 Price list

For flights in Europe:

Europe swiss.com / Service Center Airport Gate
Europe
1st bag1
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 19 / USD 17 / CAD 25
EUR 15 / GBP 12 / CZK 420
DKK 115 / HUF 4700 /NOK 130
PLN 65 / SEK 140/ MAD 170
DZD 1600 / IDR 230 000
Airport
CHF 35
EUR 30
USD 40
CAD 40
Gate
CHF 55
EUR 45
USD 60
CAD 60
Europe
Additional bag
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 55 / USD 60 / CAD 60
EUR 45
Airport
CHF 90
EUR 75
USD 100
CAD 100
Gate

The currency of the country of departure applies.

For intercontinental flights:

Intercontinental swiss.com / Service Center Airport
Intercontinental
Additional bag
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 140
EUR 115
USD 150
CAD 150
Airport
CHF 180
EUR 150
USD 200
CAD 200
Intercontinental
Second baggage2
swiss.com / Service Center
CHF 75
EUR 65
USD 85
CAD 85
Airport
CHF 90
EUR 75
USD 100
CAD 100

The currency of the country of departure applies. If currency not listed below, the price will be made on the basis of USD.

  1. Applies to the tariff SWISS / Lufthansa / Austrian Airlines Economy LIGHT
  2. Applies to flights to/from: USA, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama