swiss plane above Alpines

Swiss Airlines

Swiss Airlines is Switzerland’s flag carrier. It mainly operates from its hub in Zurich Airport, as well as many flights come from Geneva Airport.

The Swiss Airlines is operating scheduled flights in from Europe to North America, South America, Africa and Asia. It often offers good deals from Manchester to SA Asia.

It is a member of Star Alliance and a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group.

Swiss Airlines Baggage Allowance

Baggage allowances may vary according to route and cabin class; always check during your booking process.

Cabin Baggage

Max Weight:

8 kg

Max dimensions:

56cm x 40cm x 23cm

  • Business and First class allows 2x 8kg cabin baggage (Italy/USA flights 2nd bag will get checked in)
  • 1 additional small bag, e.g. a handbag,  laptop or camera; child seat is allowed

Checked Baggage

Max Weight:

  • Economy Classic & Flex – 23kg
  • Business – 32kg (2 x)

Max dimensions:

158 cm (L+W+H)

Baggage included in the fare (except Light fare)

  • 2 bags allowed in Economy for flights on selected routes

More about Swiss’s baggage allowances on the official website.


Airport check-in

  • open  2 hours – close 45-75 minutes before the scheduled flight (depending on route)
  • Deadline time may differ by destination. See Swiss’s official table of check-in deadlines.

Self-service check-in kiosk

  • might not be available on some smaller airports
  • closing time depends on your destination

Online & Mobile check-in

Open 23 hours – (30-60) minutes before scheduled departure

  • closing time depends on the flight’s destination
  • if you opt for automated check-in, you will be checked-in approx. 20 hours before departure

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Seat Selection

For Europe flights - the standard seat is already included in the Classic and Flex rates. With the Light fare, you can reserve it for a surcharge from 
14 CHFcurrently £11.86
per route. For Intercontinental flights - you can reserve a standard seat for an additional charge of
17 CHFcurrently £14.41
40 CHFcurrently £33.90
per leg. The price is dependent upon the length of the leg. - Seat reservation will become free of charge when check-in opens, however limited and random seating option may be available. - Economy Classic, FlexBusiness class seats selection is free of charge

More details here.

On board service

Inflight meals

Complimentary meal and drinks on flights (except short flights under 1 hour from Switzerland or in Economy Light fare flights from Geneva)

Inflight entertainment

Movies, TV shows, News

Onboard WiFi

Available on Boeing 777-300ER and the Airbus A330-300

Power supply

On A330 all of the seats in all classes are fitted with a USB connection. Business and First Classes have a power socket on A330 and Airbus A340


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