Lufthansa Baggage Allowance for Carry On and Checked Baggage 2023 | Send My Bag

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Lufthansa Carry-On and Checked 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 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

Camping stoves.

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.

Lufthansa News

25/05/2020: Lufthansa to Fly to 20 More Cities in June

German-carrier Lufthansa announce they will resume flying to 20 cities within Europe from the middle of June including popular destinations Venice, Ibiza, and Rhodes.

15/05/2020: Lufthansa Group to Operate 1,800 Weekly Flights by July

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.

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Baggage at a glance
Lufthansa Cabin Baggage Allowance

1/ 2 x 8 kg/ 17 lb

55 x 40 x 23 cm/ 21 x 15 x 9 inches

1 personal item

40 x 30 x 10 cm/ 15 x 11 x 3.9 inches

Lufthansa Checked Baggage Allowance

Economy: 1 x 23 KG/ 50 lbs

Max dimensions: 158 cm/ 62 inches

Excess baggage fees apply