From a former cabin crew's point of view, there are two issues here:
1. Waking the passengers up:
This is done for two reasons actually:
Safety reason: It is a good practice for the airlines to wake passengers up whenever possible, the real reason behind that is checking if the passenger is ok or not. Many cases of very sick passengers (incapacitated) were ...
Airlines tickets usually report the amount of allowed checked baggages. Hand luggages are usually taken for granted.
However, in this particular case, the Swissair website says:
When you travel with SWISS, we will transport a certain amount of your baggage free of charge for you. The quantity and weight of this free baggage is clearly defined, and vary ...
According to a SWISS representative on Twitter, you need to specify the destination country, which in this particular case is the US:
Yes, then it would be the country you're travelling to.
I'm personally not very happy with the lack of common sense in the way the check-in form is composed, but ...
Yes, the regulations did change both in the US and in Europe.
There is an older question about using a Kindle on flights, where I recently added an answer explaining the change of rules of both the FAA and the EASA.
For your specific case with Swiss, the change by the EASA is responsible. Their press release states:
The EU's Aviation Safety Agency (...
Star Alliance doesn't have a loyalty program.
The individual airlines within the alliance each have their own loyalty programs, and each program has it's own criteria/promotions/etc.
You would need to check with the individual program that you're a member of to see if they have any such promotions, but at least the few that I'm aware of do NOT have ...
It is, in my experience, either mandatory or forbidden, never optional.
On a flight from JFK to JNB, we stopped in Dakkar. Some people left the plane because that was their destination. Then security came on, did a quick search of the empty seats, new people got on, insecticide was sprayed, and we left.
On a flight LAX-SYD-Melbourne, everybody had to get ...
I agree with what Kate Gregory has already written and I want to add a bit of my personal experience.
flight Milan - Mombasa (charter company, I think): we stopped in Assuan for fuel and
nobody was allowed to get off the plane (nobody boarded it, either);
KLM flight Amsterdam - Lima : we stopped over in Aruba, were told to get off while the
tanks were ...
What the cabin crew does depends on the airline. Some have a defined policy that they like passengers to put their seats into upright position, some don't really care. It may also vary on whether the flight crew enforce an airline's policy or not.
Among travellers there's a bit of debate too on what's best. While some consider it rude to adjust seats or ...
Are you a Russian citizen, or have a Russian Visa? If not, do not even attempt to do this.
When checking in for your initial flight the airport will most likely check that you are have the relevant paperwork to enter the countries on your trip. In this case, that will include checking that you have a visa to enter Russia, and/or an onward ticket from ...
According to the Swiss webpage on Business Class services, as a Business class customer you'll have access to the following services:
Comfortable, reclining seats
A larger food selection for meals
More luggage allowance
Access to lounges (there is a lounge in Montreal - AC Maple Leaf Lounge, Between gates 52 and 53)
Priority check-in, ...
According to this Swiss site, the London embassy only takes specific visa categories in person:
National visa for a stay of more than 90 days
Authorised work permit
Visa for internship in an international organisation (e.g. United Nations)
Schengen visa for a stay of up to 90 days
For Lufthansa, yes, this is normal, and it isn't related to booking through Priceline. I encountered this same fee on a Lufthansa flight I took a few months ago, which was booked directly on the airline's website.
Note that this fee is optional. If you don't pay it, you will still be able to choose your own seats when you check in, starting 23 hours ...
There are various general rules of thumb, as described by Jim in his answer. But to answer your specific question:
How do I find out, would I need to call Swiss air to find out?
In case of any doubt, ask the airline agent when you hand in your luggage. They'll know exactly how they tagged it, and are also the ones to know about cases where you may need ...
International business is typically a big step up. You can check your airplane and seat configuration at websites like this http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Swiss_Airlines/Swiss_Airlines_A330.php
It looks like Swiss is flying a spiffy A330 with flat bed seats in business from YUL to ZRH.
Meal services has multiple courses, with real cutlery and a nice ...
It means that you are allowed to check in one piece of luggage free of charge (as long as it isn't over the maximum allowed weight and size).
Carry-on luggage is separate. For most airlines you are allowed two pieces of carry on. One that will fit in the overhead compartment and another that will fit under the seat in front of you.
The website states it:
In addition to your one piece of hand luggage your allowed to:
Adults and children with their own seats may also take the following on board:
Handbag, laptop bag or shoulder bag (max. 40 x 30 x 10 cm)
One pair of crutches, arm or leg splints, other kinds of prostheses
So you can take an additional ...
There are a few things going on:
Will you be allowed to pass through airport security with the items as a carry-on
Will Swiss Airline allow you on board with the items as a carry-on
Will you be able to pass customs with the items at Ireland.
To begin things on the right foot; make sure you are carrying a current prescription (in English) for your ...
Unless the long layover is due to a flight delay or cancellation, no, you are not entitled to anything more than any other passenger in your fare class. You agreed to it when you booked your flights, and everything else is your responsibility.
First of all, airlines to their utmost best to ensure that they do not have passengers who need visa but do not have them.
If an airline notice you do not have a needed visa before you enter the plane, they might not transport you at all, or if it is because the travel is re-routed, they might re-route you again, so you are not in the plane.
But if a plane ...
Assuming all legs are on a single ticket, you will certainly pick up your bags at the last airport. Often (if not usually), when you clear Customs and Immigration at an airport in the middle of the trip, you'll claim your bags there, too, to clear Customs (although there are increasing exceptions, such as at many airports in Canada).
Also, if you have an ...
If your roller bag is pretty close to the weight and dimensions for cabin baggage it should be allowed on. Most airlines are a bit generous especially with the weight allowance.
Swiss air also allows a "thin laptop bag" as well as a carryon, so that shouldn't be a problem. Put your laptop and charger in that, and probably some other stuff. Jackets also don'...
I have mailed the Swiss embassy, updating the answer from their response (for posterity)
No need to pay the VFS fee, if applying at "Regional Consular Center". So we pay only £49. Nothing more.
No online payment option for "Regional Consular Center". VFS have an option to pay online.
"Regional Consular Center" accepts only cash. VFS has option to accept ...
Embassy/consulate is always better, that's where the visa applications ultimately has to go and third-party visa processing services just take additional time and money while offering little or no benefit to the applicant. For example, it's quite common to get confused or misleading advice from them.
The only question is whether the consulate will let you ...
So, I had my flight a couple of days ago. for anyone having this problem sometimes swiss air system does not update, but if you have bought the checkin luggage everything should be fine. just go to the airport with the copy of the mail that confirm your purchase of the luggage.
Additional info since I was not clear enough: I have bought the tickets through ...
Given that the flight you're asking about departs from the US, then it is a legal requirement that your ticket receipt contains the details of the baggage allowance. The allowance will be the same for both the flight from the US to Europe, and then the intra-Europe flight, presuming they were both purchased on the same ticket.
Presuming you have already ...
I called Swiss Airlines, which is the ticket issuer, and they told me:
1- we have to pay the 50€ fee regardless we have checked in luggage allowance or not.
2- We pay the 50€ per leg and not per flight. So in my case I'll pay 50€ to bring my bicycle from Porto to Vienna, with a stoppage in Zurich.
I think this situation very depends on not only Airline, but the crew themselves. You said that ead was served at the start and finish of the flight, so, if you have problems with man before you, you can say that this position of the seat is unsafe during such phase of the flight.
But I think this is all about negotiation between you, your neighbors and the ...