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Swiss air ski carriage

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Hello,

I've check and this topic was discussed before but since airline polices are always changing and I've never travelled with swiss air I 'm having some doubts regarding their policy for ski carriage. So in the classic economic fare (Lisbon to Zurich) we can bring the snow sport equipment free of charge plus a normal bag that is included in the air fare (23kg). My question is: is the bag where we carry the snow equipment subject to restrictions in terms of total dimensions (width + height + depth)? I'm asking this because TAP also announces that we can transport a ski bag free of charge but in the end this bag needs to be within the normal total dimensions of a baggage which is impossible in case of an adult's equipment ( not exceed 158 cm in total width + height + depth).

Thank you! Blush
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https://www.swiss.com/ch/en/prepare/baggage/sports-equipment

It's free as long as you don't exceed your 23kg in total.
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@telford_mike, skis are free in addition to your normal 23g

"In addition to your baggage allowance, we transport ski equipment (except on Economy Light fares) free of charge."

@MarianaOsorio35, normal length ski bag is fine
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Thanks for the quick repplies! @telford_mike @holidayloverxx Madeye-Smiley
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Just need to make sure you book their Classic of Business fares. I find it easier to book on their own website rather than one of the flight comparison websites as they sometimes only quote the Economy Light (baggage free) fares. Also keep an eye out for voucher codes, they used to offer these quite regularly giving £25 off European flights.
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Swiss no longer gives out the free bar & food - bloody travesty, but the chocolate is still there!
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@Nadenoodlee, it wouldn't be Swiss if they didn't give out the chocolate! Madeye-Smiley
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
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I seem to remember you have to book your equipment bag separately by calling them after you have book your flight. No charge but I'm sure I had to call them to reserve a spot.

It's that long since I hit the slopes I could be totally wrong of course!
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@russ_e, is that not lufthansa?
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@russ_e, is that not lufthansa?


Correct, no need to do so with Swiss Airlines.
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holidayloverxx wrote:
@russ_e, is that not lufthansa?


You could be right!
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Swissair went bust in 2002! Very Happy
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Swissair went bust in 2002! Very Happy


Correct. The airline that calls itself just 'Swiss' in its advertising actually has the formal name of Swiss International Airlines
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russ_e wrote:
holidayloverxx wrote:
@russ_e, is that not lufthansa?


You could be right!


Yes, this is Lufthansa. If you have a Swiss segment in a Lufthansa booking, Lufthansa will tell you that you must ring Swiss to confirm, but if/when you do this, Swiss will be very confused (and tell you that you don't need to).

There is no need to ring Swiss to confirm ski carriage.
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Sorry to revive an old topic. In the FAQ on the Swiss Air website:

Quote:
Can I take ski equipment with me free of charge?
Yes, in addition to your checked baggage, you can transport your ski or snowboard equipment at no extra charge on all flights operated by SWISS (including wet lease). Your checked baggage must be within the required dimensions for size and weight. This offer does not apply to flights booked on Economy Light fares and to codeshare flights, or connecting flights to the USA where one leg is a codeshare flight.


For the required dimensions for size and weight their website says:
Quote:
max. 2 bags 1 bag containing one pair of skis OR one snowboard 1 bag containing one pair of ski poles and one pair of ski shoes OR snowboard shoes 1 helmet


It specifically mentions one pair of skis. I'm wondering if I could sneak in two pairs there. I have a sportube that can carry two pairs of skis. The total weight will be under 23kg. Is there anyway they can check I have more than one pair of skis there?

I'll be flying out from London City to Geneva if that matters.
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@euanovsky, they didn’t check the contents on our last trip in April (two pairs), just the weight.
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@ster, Thanks good to know! In their website they didn't mention any weight limits - only says the maximum weight they will carry for another bags is 32kg

Also how did you fit four pairs of skis in one bag? Were those xc skis? Puzzled


Last edited by Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person on Wed 28-09-22 19:09; edited 1 time in total
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@euanovsky, I've taken two pairs in one bag on Swiss/Lufthansa several times. Never an issue, they just weigh the bag then send you round to outsize baggage to get it loaded.
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@euanovsky, there will be weight limit somewhere which is usually their normal bag limit for yr ticket. The 32kg is usually the max a bag can be if you are allowed or have paid for a certain allowance.

Oops, have edited to two in my post, as this trip with Swiss we had 2 ski bags, but I have got four pairs in a bag before, albeit one pair was kids. Had to remove the bindings to meet the weight requirement and to fit them into one bag.
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@ster, ah thanks for clarifying
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