In times when airlines are constantly decreasing baggage allowances and increasing ski carriage, we're delighted to announce that Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) have in fact increased their baggage allowance and promise to keep FREE ski carriage - yes, more bags & free skis!! Can you believe it?? The changes, effective 1st August 2011, will mean that passengers travelling on SWISS’ services within Europe will have increased baggage allowance. They are rolling out the 'piece concept' across all their flights, whereby customers can check in a certain number of pieces of baggage free of charge, with the number of pieces permitted depending on their class of travel. SWISS is also increasing the maximum permissible weight of each individual piece. As a result, SWISS Economy travellers will now enjoy an extra three kilos of free-baggage allowance per flight. Business and First Class customers, too, will benefit from more generous free-baggage amounts than under the present “weight concept”. So, how much can you take on holiday?
- Economy Class: Now 1 piece of up to 23 kilos (currently any number of pieces up to a combined total of 20 kilos)
- Business Class: Now 2 pieces of up to 32 kilos each, i.e. a maximum total of 64 kilos (currently any number of pieces up to a combined total of 30 kilos)
- First Class: Now 3 pieces of up to 32 kilos each, i.e. a maximum total of 96 kilos (currently any number of pieces up to a combined total of 40 kilos)
- All pieces in all three classes must not exceed total dimensions (length + width + height) of 158 centimetres