Carry on policy in F out of ZRH

Old Nov 14, 19, 10:35 pm
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Carry on policy in F out of ZRH

The most recent thread I found on this is from 10 years ago, so it seemed time for an update.

any recent experiences on how strict LX is for hand baggage in ZRH when flying F? Iíll have my roller board, backpack fairly lightly packed, and then a decent size shopping bag of souvenirs. Iíd prefer to carry everything on to avoid the SFO baggage claim waits, is Swiss likely to care that I have three items since Iíll be in F?

I know the official answer is ď2 bags maxĒ, but whatís the reality?

thx
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Old Nov 14, 19, 10:56 pm
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Originally Posted by bpratt View Post
The most recent thread I found on this is from 10 years ago, so it seemed time for an update.

any recent experiences on how strict LX is for hand baggage in ZRH when flying F? Iíll have my roller board, backpack fairly lightly packed, and then a decent size shopping bag of souvenirs. Iíd prefer to carry everything on to avoid the SFO baggage claim waits, is Swiss likely to care that I have three items since Iíll be in F?

I know the official answer is ď2 bags maxĒ, but whatís the reality?

thx
bob
You wonít have any problem in F, IME & they donít count shopping bags so you only really have 2 carry on items.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 1:43 am
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Don't forget that additionally to the two carry on bags you are granted a "personal item" like a laptop bag or a backpack, that too can weight up to 8 kg.
Never had any problems on LX with carry ons neither in F nor in C and classifying my big heavy backpack as small personal item in additiona to the other carry ons really is a stretch, but as mentioned, never had any problems.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 6:19 am
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just recently, I travelled with an oversized sports bag AND a rollerboard that was exactly at limits... in F, nobody cares.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 7:14 am
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Agree, never had a problem. Usually travel in F with roller board (within size limit), weekender bag (a bit too large) and backpack or messenger bag. In ZRH carry-on limits are often enforced at the gate, but only for shorthaul flights. Never saw a gate agent for a longhaul flight checking bag weigt/sizes, and in particular not for F and C pax.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 7:33 am
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In Business and First Swiss allows 2 carry-on items (i.e. full size carry-ons) + 1 personal item + duty free bag.
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Old Nov 15, 19, 8:28 am
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Seems the consensus is your good to go & donít leave anything behind.
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Old Nov 16, 19, 12:52 am
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I've carried a large Hermes shopping bag (itself carrying a bag ;-)), my usual carry-on rolley, and backpack in F. No problems.

I another time carried a large hermes shopping bag, but itself packed in a soft rolley, my usual carry-on rolley, and backpack in F. No problems, even though the casual shopping bag was now a bona fide suitcase.
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Old Nov 16, 19, 2:55 am
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Thanks all

As you all suggested, the Swiss First folks didnít bat an eye at a backpack, a roll aboard, and a medium duffel bag full of Swiss treats.

And I used to think the Senator lounge in Zurich was very nice but my standards have just changed :-)
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Old Nov 16, 19, 7:55 pm
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And I used to think the Senator lounge in Zurich was very nice but my standards have just changed :-)
You are forever spoilt.
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