SWISS Baggage

Carry-On Allowance:

All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:

  • Baggage Allowance for Economy Class passengers: 1 bag
  • Baggage Allowance for First/Business Class passengers: 2 bags
  • Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 55cm x 40cm x 23cm (length x width x height)
  • Maximum Weight of Carry-on Luggage: 18 lb/8 kg

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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General Checked Baggage Allowance

The baggage rules for tickets issued on or after August 1st 2011 have been revised and simplified. The piece concept applies worldwide on all flights carried out by SWISS. For tickets issued before August 1st 2011 the former baggage rules apply.

Passengers traveling to/from the U.S., Canada,and Mexico:

  • Baggage Allowance Economy: 1 piece
  • Baggage Allowance Business: 2 pieces
  • Baggae Allowance First: 3 pieces
  • Maximum Weight for Economy Class passengers: 50 lb/23 kg per bag
  • Maximum Weight for Business/First Class passengers: 70 lb/32 kg per bag
  • Maximum Dimensions for Economy Class passengers: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height) for the first piece, but no more than 106 inches/273 cm for the two combined
  • Maximum Dimensions for Business/First Class passengers: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height) per piece or 124 inches/316 cm combined
  • *SWISS Club Members are allowed extra free allowance; contact SWISS for more information.

Passengers traveling in to/from Europe and some intercontinental destinations

  • Baggage Allowance Economy: 1 piece
  • Baggage Allowance Business: 2 pieces
  • Baggage Allowance SWISS First: 3 pieces
  • Maximum Weight for Economy ClassPassengers: 50 lb/23 kg total
  • Maximum Total Dimensions: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight for Business Class Passengers: 70 lb/32 kg total (per bag).
  • Maximum Weight for First Class Passengers: 70 lb/32 kg (per bag).
  • *SWISS Club Members are allowed extra free allowance; contact SWISS for more information.

Excess, Overweight, Oversize Baggage Fees

If you have more bags than the permitted allowance or your bags exceed the weight or linear restrictions, you will be charged additional fees. Contact Swiss Airlines directly or visit their web-site for additional Excess Baggage Rates and Information

Sports Equipment

Some checked items, such as surfboards and bicycles will be charged a fixed handling fee because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements. Contact Swiss Airlines directly or visit their website for current Sports Baggage Information

Disclaimer: The information on this page is true and correct at the time of publication. Because airlines reserve the right to change policies at any time, see for official and up-to-date baggage restrictions.

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