Lufthansa Baggage Allowance for Carry On and Checked Baggage 2023 | Send My Bag
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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 4 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
Lufthansa Checked Baggage Allowance
On intercontinental flights the checked baggage rules are as follows:
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).
For flights within Europe, Economy Classic & Flex customers are permitted one piece of baggage weighing 23kg. Business Class are permitted 2 x 32 kg.
No bag may exceed 32 kg/ 70 lbs in weight, for health and safety reasons.
Economy Light fares include no checked baggage allowance, but bags can be added to your booking for a fee.
Lufthansa Checked Baggage Overweight/ Oversized Fees
Oversized or overweight bags are charged at EUR 50/ USD 57 on flights within Europe or EUR 120/ USD 138 on medium intercontinental flights (e.g. Europe to the USA, East Coast).
Both oversized and overweight bags incur a charge of EUR 100/ USD 114 within Europe or EUR 240/ USD 276 on medium intercontinental flights.
Additional items of luggage that exceed your fare type’s free baggage allowance are charged as follows:
Within Europe: EUR 80/ USD 92
Medium Intercontinental: EUR 200/ USD 230
Note that fees will be higher if additional pieces of luggage are also oversized and/or overweight.
Information correct as of 10/03/2023.
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.
25/05/2020: Lufthansa to Fly to 20 More Cities in June
The Lufthansa Group is eyeing a relatively rapid turnaround in their flying schedule with plans to operate 1,800 flights per week, to more than 130 destinations, by the end of June.
08/05/2020: Lufthansa Group Negotiating Bailout
Negotiations commence between the German government and the airline Lufthansa for a stabilization package valued at €9 billion.