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British Airways Desk at Zurich

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British Airways Desk at Zurich

What are the hours the British Airways check in desk is open? We have a flight at 7:15 am and I would like to check my bags the night before.

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1. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

My experience with BA out of Zurich is that they won't take bags more than a few hours before a flight and not the night before. I think the check in desk closes about 9PM when the last flight leaves. It's a security thing about having unaccompanied bags hanging around the terminal overnight, I think. Give BA a call and ask because things like this are always changing though usually for the worse! Just to say, though, that one evening a few years ago I was staying at the Radisson Blu for an early flight the next morning to Amsterdam and called KLM to see if they would take my bags that evening instead of messing with them the next morning..they said sure, bring them in. Made it a lot easier to check-in at something like 0545!

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2. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

The website gives the info.

BA no. (And KLM yes).

https:/…

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3. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

No, and you need to allow plenty of time if you're a non-loyalty economy passenger, as they will likely have a full plane and only one dedicated check in desk for you. You can get through the business/loyalty queue in a couple of minutes usually.

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4. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

The long line can be a problem. However, there is a quite nice cafeteria before security where you could go for a bite to eat if you get to the airport early and don't have a line.

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5. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

BA - check in opens normally 3 hours before flight time.

What you can do is to either check bags in a locker at the Zürich HB station (if you plan to spend the night in Zürich) OR in a locker at the airport station. Then get the bags en route to the check in next day.

(with Swiss you can check in the afternoon or evening before...)

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6. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

Is the line a Zurich issue? I fly with them all the time from Basel and Geneva and there’s never a major line for eco.

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7. Re: British Airways Desk at Zurich

The last time I was checking in at ZRH, there were about 4 desks open for economy pax and one for business pax but the economy line was probably 60-75 long. The people at the back were moaning and loudly!

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