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Swiss airline permits 3 types of baggage allowance. Economy passengers are allowed one carry on luggage with one small accessory like a handbag or laptop case free of charge. Business class you are allowed two cases both weighing at 8kg each and one accessory like a handbag, laptop or briefcase free of charge. First class passengers are also allowed two cases both weighing at 8kg each, and one small handbag or laptop case free of charge. Please note you are expected to lift your own hand luggage into the over head lockers and your smaller bag must fit under the seat in front of you and must stay there throughout the duration of your flight. Your luggage will be checked for weight and measurements so please be sure to make sure you have the right sizes. Your smaller bag must meet requirements of 40cm x 30cm x 10cm (these same measurements apply to Economy, Business and First class) Swiss airlines allow a foldable garment bag on board as long as it meets requirements of 57cm x 54cm x 15cm. If you need to take medical equipment you can, please see link below for this.

Standard Limits

Height: 55cm
Width: 40cm
Depth: 23cm
Weight: 8.0kg

Best Bags for Swiss Airlines

Samsonite Prodigy Spinner Cabin Carry On
Our Rating 5/5
So many different compartments for organising and the quality of this case is strong and worthy.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 40 litres
  • Case Material: Polycarbonate
  • Weight: 2.8kg
Samsonite S'cure Spinner Zip Free Carry on luggage
Our Rating 5/5
Zip free, easy to push and sturdy.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: No
  • Volume: 34 litres
  • Case Material: Hard
  • Weight: 2.9kg
Cabin Max Chicago Hand Luggage Backpack
Our Rating 5/5
Strong material and lots of pockets perfect for traveling.
  • Wheels: None
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 20 litres
  • Case Material: Polyurethane
  • Weight: 0.8kg
Cabin Max Hack Hand Luggage Carry On
Our Rating 5/5
The handbag storage feature is a hidden gem.
  • Wheels: 2
  • Lock Type: No Lock
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 28 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 2.7kg
Samsonite Duosphere Spinner Hand Luggage
Our Rating 5/5
Many pockets are a must when traveling and this bag has that and it looks smart.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 40 litres
  • Case Material: Polyester
  • Weight: 3.0kg
Cabin Max Fusion ABS Hand luggage with a Handy Outside Pocket
Our Rating 5/5
Spacious inside and a handy outside pocket.
  • Wheels: 4
  • Lock Type: Numbers
  • Laptop Space: Yes
  • Volume: 38 litres
  • Case Material: ABS Plastic
  • Weight: 3.0kg

Swiss airline have a variety of ways to travel with them. You can fly Economy which will allow you one case and one accessory like a small handbag or laptop case which needs to meet the measurements required, L 40cm, W 30cm x  D10cm.

Business class you can take two cases both weighing at 8kg each and a handbag or laptop case as long as it meets measurement requirements same  as above.

First class also allows two cases and a handbag or laptop case. Measurements also above.

Please be sure to add wheels and handles in your measurements. If any case or bag is too heavy it will be checked in and there will be a charge, these charges are considerably high and can be only paid by credit card, so be sure to check your weight and measurements before you board, these will be checked at the gate before you board your plane.

A foldable clothes bag is also allowed on board if it measures between, L57cm x W54cm x D15cm.

Please see Medical equipment page if you need to travel with specific items.

All passengers are allowed to take one clear 20cmx20cm bag with liquid, pastes or gels they must not go over 100ml per bottle and the whole bag must not go over 1 litre.

You can take duty free items on board if they are packaged and sealed and must have proof of purchase, this can be stored in your carry on luggage once you have boarded the plane.

Please read through Swiss Dangerous goods and prohibited items.

If you are changing airlines you must check with that airline that you can take your baggage with you, Italy and USA have very strict rules so be sure to check, especially if you are a business or first class with two cases.

If you are traveling to and from South Africa, then please read the following, Economy class are allowed to take ONE hand luggage to the measurements of 56cm x 36cm x 23cm with the maximum weight of 7kg as well as one thin laptop case.

Business and First Class passengers are permitted to take two of these carry on bags (same measurements and weight as economy) and one thin laptop case.