FAQ – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHEN WILL I BE PICKED UP AT THE MEETING POINT?

​Please be ready at the meeting point 10 minutes before the booked trip time (see ticket). Please understand that short delays can occur as our drivers have to collect people from different pickup locations.

CAN YOU DROP ME BACK TO THE PICKUP LOCATION?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer a drop off service to the meeting points. After landing the next guests are already waiting for the guides. However, as we land in the centre of Interlaken, all hotels and train stations are in walking distance.

CAN I BRING MY LUGGAGE?

  • Backpacks and handbags you can bring with you.
  • Big suitcases you can’t bring in the bus. There’s not enough space in it. Please put them in one of the lockers at the train stations or in the luggage room of your hotel.

CAN I BRING MY OWN CAMERA?

As long as it’s a small digital pocket camera with an objective that can’t be removed it’s allowed. This camera also needs to have a wrist band attached. Selfie sticks and mobile phones you can bring to the takeoff but are not allowed during the flight.

Every pilot provides his own picture and video service with a Special Paragliding Full HD Camera System to memorise your trip. Right after the flight your pilot will show you the picture and vdeo files on a tablet computer. If you want to buy these files you either get the Original SD-Card or a copy to your mobile phone. This extra service costs CHF 40.00 and has to be paid to your pilot.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO BRING?

Paragliding is an outdoor activity, so please wear clothes adequate to the weather. It is important to wear solid shoes. If you don’t have we can borrow you shoes, jackets and ski pants free of charge.
All other materials (helmet, harness, gloves etc.) necessary for the flight are handed over by to you by your pilot.

CAN I WEAR GLASSES DURING THE FLIGHT

Yes. We even recommed to wear sunglasses during the flight because of the wind and the sun. But no worries … we never lost sunglasses on one of our flights.

CAN I PAY BY CREDIT CARD?

Yes you can pay by credit card or cash. If you want to pay in cash the following foreign banknotes (no coins) are accepted: Euro, British pounds and US Dollars

CAN I PARK MY CAR AT THE MEETING POINT?

There are several fee based parking lots and covered parkings near the meeting point and landing area.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD AND THE FLIGHT CANNOT TAKE PLACE?

If the flight cannot take place due to bad weather conditions, we will try to find an other date and time together with you or we will cancel the flight and refund you the full amount.

CAN I BOOK A LADY PILOT?

Yes, this is possible on certain days. The lady pilot can’t be booked online. In this case please send your inquiry to office@alpinair.net or just call us. Our phone no. is +41 79 583 83 83

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR PARAGLIDING?

Children must be at least 5 years old and need to have a declaration of consent from their parents.
​The minimum weight is 25 kg.

IS THERE A WEIGHT LIMIT FOR PARAGLIDING?

Yes, there’s a general weight limit of 100 kg.

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Interlaken Ost Station
3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

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3800 Interlaken, Switzerland

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. CONTRACT CONCLUSION

With the verbal or written registration (i.e. the booking from the customers) in which AlpinAir Paragliding Interlaken or one of their businesses can execute, a binding contract exists between the customer and the organizer. Through the booking, the customer acknowledges the general business conditions as part of the contract between himself and the organizer.

2. OBJECT OF THE AGREEMENT

The organizer assumes responsibility for providing the requested service as described in the advertisements and/or in the confirmation order. Service extensions can be considered upon consultation with the organizer. Any extra costs will be borne by the customer.

3. PRICES

The effective prices for the offered activities can be drawn from the current advertisements from the organizer. The prices in the brochure are quoted per person in Swiss francs and include the statutory value tax. Prices are subject to change.

4. TERMS OF PAYMENT

The booked activities are to be paid before the commencement of the trip as follows:
  • Advance payment of 50% of the total price of the booked activity, minimum of CHF 300 per order
  • The balance is to be paid the latest the day of the activity
  • For bookings which are made more than 30 days prior to commencement of the activity or by individuals, the total amount is to be paid at the conclusion of the activity
  • In the event of untimely payment, the organizer reserves the right to refuse the activity or withdraw from the contract. The resulting cancellation costs will be charged to the customer in accordance to number 5. This is based on the number of registered participants at the time of withdrawal from the contract or refusal of services.

5. CANCELLATION OR CONTRACT MODIFICATION BY THE CUSTOMER

Cancellations of contracts must be in writing. Cancellations are only valid after consulting with the organizer and obtaining their agreement. All received documents (confirmation, tickets, coupons, etc) must be attached and returned at this time.​
In the event of a complete cancellation, the following percent of the arrangement costs will be charged to the contracting party:​
For group reservations (more than 8 participants):
  • 10-20 days before the activity: 30%
  • 2-9 days before the activity: 75%
  • 1 day before the activity or non-appearance: 100%​
For individuals (up to 8 participants):​
  • 1 day or less before the activity: 100%​​

In the case of the third party suppliers, the cancellation conditions of the respective supplier apply. These potential costs can be additionally added to the bill.

In the event of a partial cancellation of a group reservation (reduction of the number of participants) the following percent of the arrangement costs will be charged per person to the contracting party:

  • 2-9 days before the activity: 30%
  • 1 day or less before the activity: 100%​​
The customer is not entitled to a refund in the event of a later start or an early departure from the activity. Extra costs incurred due to a later start, an early departure, or the postponement of an activity, are to be paid by the customer. In the event of a postponement or change of date of an activity up to 30 days before trip begin, the organizer is entitled to charge a handling fee of 10% of the total arrangement price per person. Postponements or changes of date less than 30 days before trip begin will be charged in accordance with the above cancellation conditions or based on the effective resulting costs.

6. CANCELLATION OR CHANGE OF CONTRACT BY THE ORGANIZER

A minimum number of participants are required for certain programs. The organizer reserves the right to withdraw from the contract also on short notice. If the fulfillment of a contract is not possible at another time or if the customer cannot take part in the alternative services offered, any paid fees will be refunded minus charges for services rendered. Further damage claims are not possible. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the program on short notice if participants cause the fulfillment of a contract to be endangered or made impossible by their behavior, their omissions or other actions. In this case the regulation of the cancellation costs applies in accordance with number 5. If a program or parts of a program cannot be carried out due to Acts of God, safety concerns by the organizer, official regulations, strikes or uncertain weather and nature conditions, the organizer reserves the right to cancel or cut short the activities on short notice. Paid fees will be returned minus charges for services rendered, any expenditures and the handling fee. Please note that a danger-free completion of the activity is in everyone’s interest. All decisions made by the activity leaders are final. The organizer expressly reserves the right to modify the program. The organizer will strive for an equivalent service replacement.

7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION, OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTICIPANT

Good health is necessary in order to take part in all activities. The participants are obligated to inform the organizer of any possible health problems. Under no circumstances may participants take part in the activities while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, psychiatric drugs or any similar substances. The participants are obliged to fulfill the conditions of participation and agree to strictly follow the instructions of the organizer, the guides, activity leader, and assistants. If the Conditions of Participation are not fulfilled or if instructions are disregarded, the organizer reserves the right to prohibit participation.

8. PICTURE AND VIDEO RECORDINGS

​AlpinAir Paragliding Interlaken uses the photos and videos taken by the pilot and during the activity for social media and other advertising purposes.

9. INSURANCE

The participants are not insured by the organizer. The participants are obliged to insure that they have sufficient health and accident insurance coverage (including sport coverage).

10. APPEALS

Should the activity lead to appeals or damages, these are to be communicated immediately, in writing, to the activity leader (i.e. activity provider), and these are to be confirmed in writing by the responsible leader. The activity leader, however, shall not have the right to acknowledge claims, for which reason a confirmation shall not have the effect of an acknowledgement of wrongdoing. The activity leader (i.e. activity provider) will make every effort, within the confines of the program and the possibilities available, to remedy the situation. Should the situation be insufficiently remedied or not be remedied, or the participant wishes to make damage claims, these must be received by the organizer within four weeks of the contractual end of the activity at the booking agency. The participant’s appeal is to be accompanied by the confirmation of the activity provider/activity leader as well as any other relevant evidence. In the case of delayed complaints or complaints with omissions during the activity or delayed submissions of the claims at the booking agency ,all appeals will be deemed invalid.

11. GENERAL LIABILITY

​Damage claims against the organizer or the assistants are excluded, as far as the damage was not caused by negligence or intentionally. The organizer is authorized to have assistants or call on third parties to provide valued services. Should the organizer lawfully transfer the execution of the activity to a third party, the organizer shall not be held responsible for the third party’s actions or neglect during execution of the activity. The organizer will especially not be held responsible for damages which are caused by the actions or neglect of the activity leader should this conduct not fall under his/her contracted responsibility; as cause of actions of third parties, other participants, the participant (especially under point 1), acts of God, natural occurrences, official regulations etc or damages caused by delayed return to the starting point of the activity. Should the participant not follow the instructions of the organizer, activity leader, etc, all liability of the organizer is dropped.

11.1 PARAGLIDING LIABILITY

The transportation due to the flight ticket is not liable to the liability conditions of the regulation of transport from the 17.08.2005. The liability of the pilot respectivaley the contract partner to the passenger (customer) is limited by handing out the flight ticket to CHF 72’500.- in case of injury or death and CHF 2’000.- in case of damage or lost of personal effects.

12. APPLICABLE LAW AND AREA OF JURISDICTION

Swiss law, excluding international agreement, is exclusively applicable for the contractual relationship. The parties agree that the exclusive legal domicile is Interlaken. The organizer is however authorized to lodge a claim in the legal domicile of the customer.

Should one or more clauses of these general business conditions be ineffectual and/or incomplete, then the clause that comes closest to the legal rule will replace the ineffectual and/or incomplete clause. The ineffectualness and/or incompleteness of one clause leaves the effectiveness of the other clauses unaffected.