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The flag carrier airline of Switzerland which has its main hub in Zurich. Member of Star Alliance.

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Can you expect the flight attendants to tell the passenger in front of you to put his seat up in normal position?

My last (Swiss) long-haul flight was overnight and a lot of passengers tried to sleep. Nevertheless, the flight crews served dinner at the start of the flight and breakfast shortly before landing. ...
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What does “valid for” really mean on SWISS's online booking page?

I'm trying to check in online to a flight from Eastern Europe to the US that I booked with SWISS. However, the online form is asking me to specify a country in the "Valid for" list, to which I have no ...
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What does “Baggage: 1PC” mean on my flight ticket?

On my e-ticket for my flight with Swiss booked through Travelup.com, I see this: Baggage: 1PC Does this mean I'm only allowed hang-luggage? Or can I take hand-luggage, and check in one piece of ...
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How to find an appropriate frequent flyer program?

In the last months I flew a lot with different airlines, mainly Swiss, AirBaltic, Aeroflot and AeroSvit. Now I was wondering if there is a frequent flyer program covering as much as possible of these ...
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Did the international regulation for electronic devices during takeoff/landing of airplanes change?

I was on a flight on 18th April, and the announcement during start & landing was that all devices, including those with flight mode have to be completely switched off. On 8th of May I was again ...
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What rights do I have if my flight is cancelled?

Last week I tried to fly to Amsterdam. Unfortunately the weather conditions were really bad and my morning flight got cancelled. I waited in a line for 5 hours to get booked on an afternoon flight. ...
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Expiry of Miles & More (Lufthansa/Swiss) frequent traveler loyalty program award miles?

Since I'm flying regularly with Star Alliance, I joined their frequent flyer program Miles & More. There, you can earn two different kind of miles, status miles and award miles. The status miles ...
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Can we carry electronic devices at the Swiss Regional Consular Centre, London?

At the Swiss Regional Consular Centre, London, are we allowed to carry electronic devices, like cellphones and laptops during a Visa interview?
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Validity of German debit card in Switzerland

I have a Deutsche Bank maestro debit card that i got in Germany with no magnetic strip, but a chip. I am traveling to Switzerland next week. Can I make transactions in hotel and restaurants in there ...
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How do I benefit from flying Business class out of Montreal with Swiss?

For the first time, I got upgraded and will fly out of Montreal in Business class with Swiss. Now obviously I don't know what perks I can expect. Compared with an Economy class traveller, what ...
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Does StarAlliance's loyality program have a “recommend a friend” program?

I can't find anything like that on the homepage, but I'm wondering whether Star Alliance has a program like this. So basically, that I would get some miles if I recommend an active friend to also join ...
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Can / Do you have to / Is it recommended to leave the plane during a stop?

Next month I'm going for a long-haul flight. After the first 10 hours there is a stop scheduled. I don't have to change planes, before flying to my final destination. I've never had a flight with a ...
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Flying with Swiss Economy class (W) - what is my luggage allowance?

I am flying with Swiss on Economy class (fare code W). My ticket says that my luggage allowance is no check-in luggage and one piece of hand-luggage. However, the Swiss website says that I have the ...
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Can I travel with injections that need to be kept cool on a Swiss International Air Lines flight?

I'm an Indian citizen travelling to Dublin, Ireland from New Delhi, India via Zurich, Switzerland. I will be starting work in Ireland. I have to carry injections with me for 9 months, I have to have ...
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Swiss travel pass - Where to buy and how to use?

I'm from Brazil and I will spend a couple of weeks in Switzerland. I saw there are many questions about the Swiss Travel Pass but it seems there are no questions or answers regarding how to get it and ...
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Flying with lots of photo gear [closed]

I have a flight from Europe to US (with connection in Zurich) next week and need to take a lot of photo gear with me: three cameras (DSLR, SLR and a medium format), a number of lenses for them, a ...
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How do I find out where to pick up my checked luggage?

Is it usually at the last airport you go to, or it varies? For example, suppose I want to travel from JFK to Narita Tokyo. A flight I see online takes me from JFK to Zurich, and then from Zurich to ...
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Swiss visa from London [closed]

If I need a visa to go to Geneva, is it better to go to the Embassy of Switzerland or the Visa Application Centre (VFS) for Switzerland? I travel to Europe quite often. What will give me a longer visa?...
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Swiss Airlines long layover (10+ hours) in Zurich Airport - Eligible for hotel accommodation?

I'm traveling with my family (with kids), from Frankfurt to US on Swiss Airlines. The trip will have long layover in Zurich Airport for more than 10 hours! Are we eligible for hotel room ...
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Avoiding the second leg of an international flight - different rates for a return ticket?

Possible Duplicate: Do you have to take the second leg of a flight? I am in the process of booking a flight from LAX - ZUR. I found a flight for approx. 1100 USD. However, if I book that flight ...
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Visa fee for Swiss visa in London

I am an Indian, residing in UK, planning to visit Switzerland. I see that there are two places in London where you can apply for the visa VFS Application Center, The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow ...
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Schengen visa to travel from Germany to Switzerland

I'm traveling to Karlsruhe for a week with Schengen visa in the business category, and I would like to visit Switzerland & France during the weekends. Is this allowed or will I face any issues in ...
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What would airline do if I miss a connection & I don't have visa for the country I am stuck in?

Due to a recent air force dog fight between India & Pakistan few weeks back, Swiss Air has been avoiding the Pakistani air space & that has been causing delays for both arrivals & ...
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Seat booking fee on Lufthansa / Swiss air

I booked round-trip ticket from Zurich to HongKong via Priceline, which goes one way with Lufthansa and other way with Swiss air. Priceline didn't give me an option to select seats at the time of ...
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Flying with a bicycle with Swiss/Austrian/Brussels airlines

I'll fly from Vienna to Porto, round trip, and on the way back I want to bring a bicycle with me. I've two options for the same price and same schedule but with different airlines. Option 1, all ...
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I have a schengen visa applied through german embassy and will be traveling from India to Dusseldorf (Germany) via Switzerland

I have a schengen visa applied through german embassy and will be traveling from New Delhi (India) to Dusseldorf (Germany), with a layover in zurich, flying on swiss airline Will immigration happen ...
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Luggage allowance Swiss Airlines for economy Class L from San Francisco to Zurich, then to Riga, Latvia

I would to know what are luggage allowance for international flight by Swiss Airlines Economy, class L from San Francisco, USA to Zurich, Switzerland and then to Riga, Latvia. Thank you.