Hand baggage permitted in the cabin

Make sure you carry items that are especially valuable to you in your hand baggage. To ensure that your hand baggage can be stored in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you, please adhere to the following regulations:

 Business ClassEconomy Class
Quantity of baggage items21
Size per baggage item55 x 40 x 23 cm55 x 40 x 23 cm
Weight per baggage item8 kg8 kg

Hand baggage for children under two (2) years of age

The hand baggage for infants must be stored in the hand baggage of the adults within the adults’ maximum permitted quantity.

Other permitted items

In addition to your permitted hand baggage, you may take one of the following personal items on board at no extra charge:

  • Handbag, laptop bag or shoulder bag (maximum 40 x 30 x 10 cm)
  • Car seat for children who have their own passenger seat
  • A pair of crutches, arm or leg splints, other prostheses
  • Medical equipment (please register any medical equipment with medicalservices@flyedelweiss.com beforehand)

Please contact our Service Center (medicalservices@flyedelweiss.com) should you have any questions concerning the carriage of medical equipment or need assistance at the airport.


Please note that we may be obliged to check in hand baggage at the departure gate. This can be necessary on fully booked flights and will be done to ensure your safety and comfort.

Liquids in hand baggage

The EU regulations for hand baggage apply in Switzerland and the European Union (EU). Please note, in particular, that liquids are limited to a maximum of 100 ml per container and must fit in a transparent plastic bag with a maximum capacity of 1 litre. Only one plastic bag is permitted per person (with infant/s), which must be presented at the security check

Passengers travelling with infants are permitted to take milk and liquid baby food on board without a transparent plastic bag. In this case, the maximum allowance for liquids in carry-on baggage may exceed. However, the quantity of milk and liquid baby food must be limited to the amount needed for the duration of the flight. Furthermore, they must be shown at the security check.

Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA - Liquids

Duty-free items in your hand baggage

Any items purchased at an airport or on board a flight may be carried as hand baggage. Please note that liquid items must be packaged so that they cannot be tampered with. It is also necessary to keep the purchase receipt – as it will need to be shown as evidence of purchase. Passengers with a subsequent connecting flight within the United States must pack any liquid duty-free items in their checked baggage after landing in the USA.

Sharp items in your hand baggage

Do not include any pointed or sharp-edged objects of more than five centimetres’ length in your hand baggage. The customs authorities at the airport may confiscate the following items: knives (even if the blade is less than five centimetres long), hairpins, nail files, manicure sets, scissors, tweezers, knitting needles. For more information on permitted items and liquids, please see the link below:

Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA - Good to know - Passenger Luggage


Security check requirements are increasing everywhere in the world. Make sure you allocate sufficient time to allow for a stress-free and relaxed arrival at your departure gate. Our recommended check-in and baggage drop-off times are listed here:

Check-in and baggage drop-off at the airport