Let’s continue with this topic. Today I ‘m going to talk about the two faces of the same coin. Swiss and Lufthansa.
Swiss / Genève-Cointrin Airport/ Zurich International Airport
We could say that Swiss does not do a damn thing for families but fathers or mothers flying alone with a families like mine, can fly. That is, 1adult and 3 kids below 5 years old.
Swiss give you the option of checking – in the day before departure. The procedure is the following:
You can find the time windows for Geneva’s and Zurich airport here:
This company has also a very good web page with advices about how to fly with kids. Here’s a link to it: Travelling with kids in Swiss
Geneva’s airport is quite little, but it has a viewpoint to see planes taking off and a little game area for kids (very little).
In Zurich there are also game areas for kids in Transit A and Harbour E.
Lufthansa / Frankfurt and Munich airport
Lufthansa, as Swiss do not put limits to how many kids under 5 years old can fly with their mum or dad and as Swiss its’ web page on travelling with kids is very good: Travelling with kids in Lufthansa
There you can find a link to Family online check-in. It’s nothing. It tells you to go to the self check-in machines at the airport or to do your check -in on line.
And, you know what? Frankfurt and Munich airport’s have check-in counters for families! You may find them in Hall B counters 336–338 (Frankfurt) and in the departure hall counters 450 – 451 (Munich).
On Frankfurt’s airport there are also free strollers you may use.
Have you ever been to these airports? What was your experience?