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2018 Lufthansa Baggage Allowance for Carry On and Checked Baggage

Lufthansa luggage allowance. Find out Lufthansa baggage size and baggage cost, plus carry-on policy before you fly.

Lufthansa Baggage Allowance

Lufthansa Baggage Allowance

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Lufthansa Carry-on Baggage Allowance

1 cabin bag (Economy/ Premium Economy) or 2 items of cabin baggage (Business/ First), each with a weight of no more than 8 kg/ 17 lbs. Passengers may also carry on as hand luggage a smaller personal item, such as a handbag or laptop bag.

If needed, passengers may also carry on board either a carry cot, pushchair or child seat for infants, and any required mobility aids, such as a wheelchair.

The Lufthansa carry-on baggage size is 55 x 40 x 23 cm/ 21 x 15 x 9 inches; or 57 x 54 x 15 cm/ 22 x 21 x 5.9 inches for foldable garment bags. The permitted dimensions for the personal item are max. 40 x 30 x 10 cm/ 15 x 11 x 3.9 inches.

Lufthansa Carry-On Allowance Restrictions

Certain items are forbidden within Lufthansa hand luggage, including:


Corrosive substances, such as acid

Battery-powered transportation devices, e.g.hoverboards

Camping stoves

Lufthansa Checked Baggage Allowance

Economy: 1 x 23 kg/ 50 lbs; Premium Economy: 2 x 23 kg/ 50 lbs; Business: 2 x 32 kg/ 70 lbs; First Class: 3 x 32 kg/ 70 lbs. Bags may measure up to 158 cm/ 62 inches in total (width + length +depth).

No bag may exceed 32 kg/ 70 lbs in weight, for health and safety reasons.

Lufthansa Checked Baggage Overweight/ Oversized Fees

Oversized bags are charged at EUR 100/ USD 150 on flights within Europe or EUR 200/ USD 300 on intercontinental flights. Overweight bags are charged at EUR 50 / USD 70 within Europe or EUR 100/ USD 150 on intercontinental flights.

Both oversized and overweight bags incur a charge of EUR 150/ USD 220 within Europe or EUR 300/ USD 450 on intercontinental flights.

Additional items of luggage that exceed your fare type’s free baggage allowance are charged as follows:

Fare Type

Within Europe



EUR 75/ USD 100

EUR 150/ USD 200

Premium Economy

EUR 75/ USD 100

EUR 150/ USD 200


EUR 75/ USD 100

EUR 150/ USD 200


EUR 75/ USD 100

EUR 150/ USD 200


Note that fees will be higher if additional pieces of luggage are also oversized and/or overweight.

Lufthansa Baggage news

Summer, 2018: Light Fares to North America Introduced

Lufthansa have introduced Economy 'Light' fares on transatlantic flights to North America. This cheaper fare means that passengers can travel with carry-on luggage only. Alternatively, they can choose to add an item of checked luggage for a fee.

Disclaimer - Information gathered from these webpages on 05.04.2018:

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