http://ftnnews.com/aviation/13090-swiss-simplifies-its-baggage-provisions.html SWISS is standardizing the baggage regulations for its flights all over the world. In many cases, the system wide adoption of the “piece concept” will provide customers with a greater free-baggage allowance, along with attractive excess baggage rates. SWISS’s carry-on baggage regulations remain unchanged. SWISS is extending the “piece concept”, which already applies on North Atlantic flights, to the baggage provisions for all its services system wide. The new regulations will apply to all tickets bought on or after 1 August 2011. For many customers travelling on SWISS services within Europe and on long-haul flights to Asia or Africa, the new concept will increase their free baggage allowance. The piece concept allows customers to check in a certain number of pieces of baggage free of charge, with the number of pieces permitted depending on their class of travel. SWISS is also modifying the maximum permissible weight of each individual piece. As a result, SWISS Economy travellers will now enjoy an extra three kilos of free-baggage allowance per flight. Business and First Class customers, too, will benefit from more generous free-baggage amounts than under the present “weight concept”.