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Swiss International Air Lines

About Swiss International Air Lines

Founded in 2002 after Swissair was declared bankrupt, Swiss International Air Lines, also known as Swiss, is the country's national flag carrier. Its main hub is Zürich Airport with Geneva Airport the hub for its focus city operations. It is owned by the Lufthansa Group and is a member of the Star Alliance. It has codeshare agreements with other Star Alliance members such as Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airways, Air Canada and Air India. Additional codeshare arrangements have also been formed with airlines not part of the Star Alliance, such as El Al Israel Airlines, Air Malta and Ukraine International Airlines.

Swiss has a fleet in service of over 60 aircraft that fly to more than 100 destinations worldwide. German destinations that the airline fly to include Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich whilst the Spanish destinations that it flies to encompass the enthralling cities of Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, Malaga and Barcelona. It also flies to Birmingham Airport and London City Airport in the United Kingdom.

Online check-in

Passengers travelling on a Swissair flight can check in online from 23 hours prior to the departure of the flight. It is possible to check in via a computer or even a tablet or smartphone. During the check in process, passengers are able to select the seat they would like to sit in. Once check in has been completed, it is possible to print the boarding pass right away or have it emailed in order to be printed at a later date. The boarding pass can also be saved on a mobile phone to make it even easier to go straight to the gate when travelling solely with hand baggage.

Hand luggage allowance

The amount of hand luggage allowed on Swissair flights is dependent on the type of ticket the passenger has purchased. Economy Class passengers are allowed 1 piece of hand baggage weighing up to 8 kg whilst Business and First Class passengers are allowed 2 pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 8 kg. The dimensions of the luggage must not exceed 55 x 40 x 23 cm and must be stored either under the seat in front of the passenger or in the overhead lockers. Liquids in containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml are allowed on board. All containers must fit into a re-sealable plastic bag.

Checked baggage allowance

The amount of hold luggage a passenger is allowed to take with them on Swissair flights depends on the type of ticket they have purchased. Passengers who have bought a Light ticket are not allowed any free checked baggage whilst Classic and Flex ticket holders can take 1 piece of hold luggage weighing up to 23 kg. Business Class passengers can take 2 pieces of luggage with them each weighing up to a maximum of 32 kg. No piece of hand baggage may exceed 158 cm when all dimensions have been added together. Luggage that is deemed to exceed all size and weight restrictions will be treated as excess luggage and subsequently incurs a charge.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: SWISS (Swiss International Airlines)
  • IATA code: LX
  • Year founded: 2002
  • Headquarters: Basel, Switzerland
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Latest customer reviews on Swiss International Air Lines flights

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3.8 /5
Total reviews based on: 81
Heathrow - Cairo International Airport ( LHR - CAI )
3.0 /5
Date 2020-02-26 Location UK Age 31-50 Class Economy

The food was very poor.

4.0 /5
3 reviews
Ho Chi Minh City
Heathrow - Tan Son Nhut ( LHR - SGN )
5.0 /5
Tien Manh Dinh
Date 2020-02-01 Location Duffield. Age 51-70 Class

Excellent service, comfortable fly experience. Thank you.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Manchester International - OR Tambo International Airport ( MAN - JNB )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-28 Location Yorkshire Age 51-70 Class Economy

Intertaiment mediocre, excellent plane and average choice of meals

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Menara ( LHR - RAK )
2.0 /5
Date 2020-01-26 Location Uk Age Under 30 Class Economy

Staff were really unhelpful at Heathrow airport and unprofessional, they felt quite intimidating. Due to them my baggage came a whole day late and I was not compensated for my stress.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Birmingham Intl - Bulawayo ( BHX - BUQ )
4.0 /5
Date 2020-01-23 Location Birmingham Age 51-70 Class Economy

It was okay and the staff were willing t0 helpful.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
Turnhouse - Zurich ( EDI - ZRH )
1.0 /5
Date 2020-01-02 Location Scotland Age Over 70 Class Economy

My flight was cancelled without telling me it was ! I only discovered that it was not there by looking at Edinburgh departures!! I am still awaiting rebate from 16th December!

1.0 /5
1 reviews
London City - Franz Josef Strauss ( LCY - MUC )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-12-15 Location Essex Age Over 70 Class Economy

Once I got to grips with the booking procedure, I explored various options and was very pleased with the outcome.

5.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Cancun ( LHR - CUN )
2.0 /5
Date 2019-11-01 Location Uk Age 51-70 Class Economy

We were forced to upgrade our seats at a cost of £240 because my legs were pushed up against the seat in front. On an 11hr flight from Zurich to Cancun this is unacceptable. I will never fly with Edelweiss again.

2.0 /5
1 reviews
Heathrow - Beograd ( LHR - BEG )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-10-28 Location Clacton-on-Sea Age 51-70 Class Economy

Check in was very easy, flights were more or less on time, and transfer was simple.

3.0 /5
2 reviews
London City - Zurich ( LCY - ZRH )
5.0 /5
Date 2019-10-27 Location Ely Cambs Age Class Economy

As far as your service everything was very good, the Swiss air flight was cancelled through a mechanical fault & we were put up over night & returned the next day but to Heathrow not City Airport, but it was fine & as I say not down to any fault of yours

5.0 /5
1 reviews

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