SWISS offers new print-at-home baggage tag option for its Zurich departures

03.09.2015 | 10:10

SWISS travellers departing from Zurich can now print their tags for their checked baggage before they leave home. This further check-in innovation, enables the traveller to obtain all the flight documents they need at home, and thus minimize their waiting times at their departure airport.

The print-at-home baggage tag option is now available for any SWISS flight from Zurich, including onward connections (but excluding codeshare flights). SWISS is the first network airline to extensively offer its customers this convenient travel option. All existing baggage allowances remain unchanged.

The new print-at-home baggage tags are produced in A4 format, and can then be folded and inserted into a transparent plastic pouch (see picture) which is attached to the bag. The pouches are available free of charge at any SWISS airport desk, and can be re-used for all future flights. On arrival at the airport, the registered and tagged baggage can then be handed in either at the self-service bag drop machine if this is available (e.g. in Geneva) or at any staffed bag drop desk.

The new print-at-home baggage tag option has already been offered at Geneva since 18 August. The facility is currently available for all SWISS flights from Geneva, and for selected inbound flights to Geneva from points including New York JFK, Pristina, Marrakech, Skopje and (since 25 August) Moscow.