Swiss Airlines increased the allowed weight of luggage taken on board.
After Lufthansa and Austrian airlines unified the baggage regulations, SWISS Airlines are also joining the unified baggage regulation policy. On the 1st August 2011 the SWISS starts with a new one piece concept, which will allow the customers to take more baggage not only on European flights, but also on long distance flights to Africa or Asia. The regulations for the hand luggage remain unchanged, reported Traveller-Online.at.
According to the new concept the customers will be able to check a fixed number of pieces of luggage free of charge. The amount of luggage and their weight will depend on the class they travel in.
The passengers travelling in the economy class of the SWISS planes will be able to take 3 kg more than in the past. The travellers in the business class and first class will benefit from the free baggage allowance as well.
Baggage regulations valid from 1st August are as follows:
(maximum circumference is 158cm per each piece of luggage)
Economy Class: 1 piece of luggage to 23kg (increased from a maximum of 20 kg)
Business Class: 2 pieces of luggage to 32 kg each, a total maximum of 64 kg (increased from a maximum of 30 kg)
First Class: 3 bags of 32 kg each, that is maximum of 96 kg (increased from a maximum of 40 kg)
Miles & More members can, depending on their status, take some additional pieces of luggage for free. Infants under two years of age, with no separate seat can check a folding pram and an extra luggage of maximum of 23kg free of charge.
The hand baggage rules on all SWISS flights remain unchanged. Economy Class customers can carry one hand luggage, customers of business class two pieces of hand luggage. The maximum size of the hand luggage is 55 x 40 x 20 cm, the maximum weight 8 kg.
The SWISS customers who want to take some extra baggage may also benefit from the extra luggage packages.