Switzerland: Rail Access to Airports and the Fly-Luggage System

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by Eugene H. Jud, Jud Consultants, Mount Hermon, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Aviation Crossroads: Challenges in a Changing World

Abstract: Swissair and the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) offer a unique service for air passengers travelling to and from their Swiss airport of departure or arrival. In conjunction with private railways, other airlines and the Swiss Post Office (PTT), the SBB and the Swiss national carrier have established Fly/Rail Baggage, a service designed to ease the effort of the journey within Switzerland. Under the 'Fly/Baggage' scheme, which has been in operation for over 13 years, travellers leaving Switzerland by air who intend to travel to the airport by rail may hand in their bags at their local rail or postbus station and check them right through to their final air destination. No need to collect and check in the baggage at the departure airport - it is automatically transferred to the flight concerned.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Airports and airfields | Railroad stations | Passengers | Government buildings | Federal government | Automation | Switzerland | Europe

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