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Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

Vancouver, Canada
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Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

We are trying to book online from Suisse Air (Tel-Aviv to Vancouver via Zurich then Calgary) and it is not clear how much they charge for extra checked in luggage.

We don't want to wait long because we need to buy it soon and the office is closed here today.

Thanks

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1. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

Assuming you are flying economy you will get an allowance of 1 checked bag up to 23 kg.

swiss.com/web/…free_checked_baggage.aspx

For flight from Israel to Canada for tickets bought after 1 June there is a charge of USD70 or CAD70 for a second bag up to 23 kg.

A third bag will cost between USD200 and USD 550 depending on the size/weight.

swiss.com/web/…excess_baggage.aspx

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

thanks. I read this, but I wasn't sure since we are probably bookint it from Kayak or Orbitz.

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3. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

< but I wasn't sure since we are probably bookint it from Kayak or Orbitz. >

Why introduce a third party when you can book it directly with the airline?

Trondheim, Norway
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4. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

Agree with Alanrow, why book with a thrid party site that will most certainly introduce a level of complexity to the process.

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5. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

because it is double the price!

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6. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

Think carefully about using a third party, especially as per you other post you want to change the return date.

Also remember that the price shown by on line agents may not actually be available.

Many of the cheapest tickets are also completely inflexible so may not be suitable if you do think you want to change dates.

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7. Re: Extra baggage policy unclear on Swiss Airlines site

"we are probably booking it from Kayak or Orbitz"

It doesn't matter. The baggage allowance is the same whether you book it with a 3rd party or with the airline. The myth that baggage standards differ depending on the seller is just that, a myth.

Edited: 13 July 2012, 15:19
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