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Old 09.09.2013, 21:31
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Re: Swiss Airline Geneva Economy Light Fares

You are right, Swiss introduced this new fare only for Geneva from September 1st.
It is actually a one-way ticket, Easyjet style, so even if you can't travel the first leg, your return ticket doesn't get cancelled, as happens with a normal return ticket.
You are right when you say that you can eventually check a bag, but to do so you have to upgrade to a "normal" ticket. This involves being offloaded from the flight (which can be serious in case of an overbooked flight...), going to the ticket office to pay Fr. 150.- (for a round trip) and then re-queueing to check-in and drop the bag.
If you try and take a bag that's too big as a carry-on, then you'll be charged Fr 150.- at the gate, and this will be only for the one flight.
This type of ticket can be great, but my advice is not to buy it unless you are really sure that you won't be checking a bag!!
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