2023 Swiss Airlines Baggage Allowance

Swiss Air Hand Luggage and Checked Baggage Allowance

Swiss Airlines Baggage Allowance
Swiss Airlines Baggage Allowance

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Swiss Air Hand Luggage Allowance:

Economy Class are permitted 1 x 8 kg/ 17 lbs bag with maximum dimensions of 55 x 40 x 23 cm/ 21 x 15 x 9 inches. Business and First Class are permitted 2 x 8 kg/ 17 lbs bags. All passengers may also bring one personal item such as a handbag or laptop bag measuring no more than 40 x 30 x 10 cm.

Please be aware that if travelling on a smaller aircraft that is fully booked you may need to check your hand luggage at the gate.

Swiss Air Hand Luggage and Musical Instruments

You can bring small instruments on board as hand luggage, provided they do not exceed the Swiss Air hand luggage allowance. A larger musical instrument can be brought on board if an extra seat is purchased for it. This must be done through a travel agent or Swiss point of sale.

Swiss Air Hand Luggage and Prohibited Items

Certain items are considered dangerous and are, therefore, not permitted within your hand luggage. These include:

Camping stoves,

Gas canisters,


Imitation or toy guns,

Razor blades,

Box cutters.

Swiss Airlines Checked Baggage Allowance:

On European routes there is no allowance for Light fares. Economy Classic and Flex fares have an allowance of 1 x 23 kg/ 50 lbs. Business Class tickets include an allowance of 2 x 32 kg/ 70 lbs.

The Swiss Airlines baggage allowance on intercontinental routes is 1 x 23 kg/ 50 lbs for Economy passengers, 2 x 23 kg/ 50lbs for Premium Economy, 2 x 32 kg/ 70 lbs for Business Class, and 3 x 32 kg/ 70 lbs for First Class

No item of checked baggage may exceed 158 cm/ 62 inches in total dimensions nor weigh more than 32 kg/ 70 lbs.

Swiss Airlines Checked Baggage and Excess Baggage Fees

The Swiss Air excess baggage costs are as follows:

Overweight or Oversized Bags:

Within Europe: EUR 50/ CHF 57

Short-Haul Intercontinental: EUR 100/ CHF 115/ USD 115

Medium-Haul Intercontinental: EUR 120/ CHF 138/ USD 138

Long-Haul Intercontinental: EUR 150/ CHF 173/ USD 173

Overweight and Oversized Bags:

Within Europe: EUR 100/ CHF 114

Short-Haul Intercontinental: EUR 200/ CHF 230/ USD 230

Medium-Haul Intercontinental: EUR 240/ CHF 276/ USD 276

Long-Haul Intercontinental: EUR 300/ CHF 346/ USD 346

Information correct as of 13/03/2023.

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Baggage at a glance
Swiss Air Hand Luggage

Economy: 1 x 8 kg/ 17 lbs

Plus personal item

Swiss Air Checked Baggage

Economy: 1 x 23 kg/ 50 lbs

Excess baggage fees apply